Dental problems rarely wait around for convenient moments to pop up. Your day might go as planned, up until an accident occurs. While we hope that nothing of the sort ever happens to you, Maz Endodontics, emergency dentist, is available 24/7 to provide emergency dental services.
We understand that there are times when receiving treatment cannot wait. There are situations where postponing a visit or scheduling it several days down the road might mean you risk losing a tooth. In other cases, you might put yourself at risk for dangerous infections. Quick treatment can be the difference between saving a tooth and losing it.
When Do You Need An Emergency Dentist?
If it feels like an emergency, it might very well be one. If you experience severe tooth pain, it is almost always because of a serious problem. The inside of your tooth might be infected. Such an infection poses a risk to that tooth and your mouth as a whole.
Dental emergencies are those times when waiting for treatment could lead to consequences. The line between regular and emergency visits can be a little vague at times, though. Check below for some signs that you might need to come in for emergency treatment. When in doubt, it doesn’t hurt to call and explain your situation. Dr. Maz will listen to your symptoms and let you know if you should come in.
Signs You Are Facing a Dental Emergency
- Bleeding: Mild bleeding can occur from even routine activities, such as flossing. However, if you are experiencing constant and heavy bleeding, you should contact Dr. Maz immediately.
- Swelling: Mild irritation can result in swelling around the gums. Painful, extreme swelling is a sign that something else is going on, such as an infection.
- Pain: If you have pain in your mouth that even makes you think this might be an emergency, it likely is one. Severe pain is usually accompanied by swelling as well.
- Trauma: Did you take a serious blow to a tooth? Emergency! Timely treatment for injured teeth is often vital to saving the tooth and your smile.
It is also important to know what is not an emergency. While cracked or broken teeth might require immediate treatment, minor chipping will not. You can still prioritize your treatment and seek help. Still, if a large piece of your tooth has broken off, it is worth calling to see if you need treatment.
Minor pain or swelling can also usually wait. But, if you were experiencing mild pain that suddenly increased in intensity, then you might need an emergency visit.