What are some signs of a dental emergency?
When you are faced with a dental problem, it can sometimes be difficult to tell whether it’s emergency that needs to be dealt with immediately, or if it is something that can wait until the next available appointment at your Lacey, WA emergency dentist. If you are ever uncertain, give our office a call, and we can guide you over the phone.
Common dental problems that constitute an emergency where you probably need to be seen immediately:
- Chipped or broken teeth
- Knocked-out tooth
- Partially dislodged tooth
- Soft tissue injuries that won’t stop bleeding
- Gum abscess
Other situations that you can probably wait until the next available appointment include:
- Lost filling
- Lost crown
- Loose bracket or band on braces
- Objects caught between teeth
If at any time you are bleeding uncontrollably from the mouth or if you think you have broken your jawbone, these situations necessitate an immediate visit to the emergency room.
Don’t ignore dental emergencies as they can be potentially serious. If you ignore the problem, you risk causing permanent damage to your teeth, and you might find yourself needing expensive treatment in the future. Give us a call so we can help you assess your situation.