5 Common Emergency Dental Treatments
Are you suffering from a possible abscessed tooth? What about a missing filling, or worse, a tooth in need of extraction? Dental emergencies are certainly nothing to be taken lightly. Here are the 5 most common emergency dental treatments that are typically seen in a dental office:
This is one of the most common reasons why emergency dental treatments are needed. Fractures that occur in the permanent teeth, particularly those that reach down into the inner layer (dentin) of a tooth, need to be treated as quickly as possible in order to prevent infection, and pain.
Lost Dental Fillings
Urgent dental attention should be sought out in order to replace a lost filling. A lost filling can lead to pain, inflammation, infection, and can possibly even corrupt or compromise a tooth. If the tooth dentin is exposed for too long, then a root canal may be necessary or additional dental treatments in order to save the tooth.
Bleeding and Trauma
Did you or your child have a tooth knocked out while playing sports? We see a variety of bleeding and trauma all the time. When teeth get dislodged due to physical trauma, acute bleeding may occur. We can sometimes save a permanent tooth if you are able to bring the knocked out tooth to our office immediately. However, not all teeth can be reinserted into the socket, and additional treatment may be required.
Please note: If you have recently had a tooth extracted, bleeding will normally subside within a 24-48 hour period following the procedure. If you continue to have bleeding after that, immediately call the dental office in which it was extracted, as it may need suture placement in the socket to control bleeding.
When a tooth is constantly throbbing or waking you up in the middle of the night, it normally indicates an infection of the dentin. Call your dentist office if you are having pain or discomfort so that the issue can be identified, and proper treatment can be provided.
Post Dental Surgery Complications
Normally, patients will experience mild pain following some dental procedures like a root canal or extraction. If you are still experiencing pain after a day or two, call the dentist office immediately.
At Jenson Dental, we specialize in a variety of different emergency dental care treatments, and we are able to provide you with dental services at any time. We do not want you to be in any pain! If you have an after-hours emergency, contact our office and leave a message on our emergency dental line at: (435) 538-2500. We will contact you as soon as possible to bring you in for treatment, if necessary. We will help you to get back to feeling like normal again!