Most people know what to do in the event of a medical emergency like a cut, sprain, or broken bone, but what about an emergency that may involve your dental health?
Some of the most common types of mouth injuries we see at Brookstone Dental Care include teeth that are cracked, broken or knocked out which were caused by a fall or a sports-related injury, or even from biting on a piece of food or candy that was too hard.
Depending on the severity of the injury or the location of the tooth, it’s possible that a chipped tooth can wait to be seen during normal business hours.
But if there’s a large piece of tooth missing or it’s been knocked out completely, you should seek attention sooner rather than later.
Often, a dental emergency won’t be as clear-cut as a knocked out or broken tooth. You might be experiencing severe tooth pain, most commonly caused by an abscess. Either way, Brookstone Dental Care in Phoenix can provide treatment for patients from Northern Phoenix, North Scottsdale, Desert Ridge, and Paradise Valley.
Acute or persistent tooth pain always indicates an urgent need for a visit to the dental office. The most common cause of dental pain is tooth decay or a bacterial infection.
Tooth pain may also indicate that you may need a root canal treatment to relieve the pain of an infection deep inside the tooth.
Are you wondering if you have a true dental emergency? Here are some questions to use as a guideline:
If you answered yes to even one of these questions, you might be having a dental emergency and should give Brookstone Dental Care in Phoenix a call since we always leave slots open in our schedule for emergency situations such as yours.