What is a Dental Emergency?
A dental emergency is when a severe injury has occurred to the mouth. Teeth may have been cracked, knocked out completely, or be painfully abscessed. There may also be other injuries in the mouth, such as cuts to the lips or gums.
When to See an Emergency Dentist
You may not be sure what qualifies as a dental emergency. While you care about the dental health of your family, you also want to avoid unnecessary trips to the emergency room. Our dentists at Professional Dental recommend that you come to see a dentist immediately for the following reasons:
- A tooth is knocked out
- Tooth pushed out of position
- Broken Teeth
- Cracked or Fractured Teeth
- Severe Tooth Pain
If any of these injuries have occurred, it’s important to see a dentist at the first opportunity. Depending on the severity of the injury, some injuries may be able to wait until the morning to see a dentist.
However, if there is a chance of nerve damage or the tooth has been completely knocked out, we advise that you seek immediate medical attention at our Irving office.
What is not a Dental Emergency?
While some symptoms are reason enough to schedule an emergency visit to your dentist, other symptoms may not be as concerning. You do not need to make an emergency visit if you have any of the following:
- General tooth pain
- A chipped or stained tooth
- Lost filling
- Missing crown
- A lost retainer
If you’re currently dealing with any of the issues listed above, an immediate visit to our Irving office isn’t necessary. You can call and make an appointment at the earliest time convenient for you.
Come Into Our Irving Office Today
If you’re suffering from any of the injuries discussed above, don’t wait to see a dentist in Irving. Your quick response time could mean all the difference when it comes to saving your tooth. Our dentists at Professional Dental are committed to providing you with the best care. Give us a call today and come in as soon as possible!
Dr. Sonya Reddy serves patients in Irving and the surrounding areas of Grand Prairie, Arlington, Las Colinas, Valley Ranch, Coppell, Bedford, and Hurst.