Our mouths are vulnerable to infections and injuries that can require immediate treatment. While you may not always be able to visit your regular dentist, there are emergency dentistry services available to treat these dental emergencies so that you can recover with minimal discomfort and damage.
Tooth pain and sensitivity are the most common reason patients seek emergency care. These signs are the body’s way of letting you know that something is wrong, and ignoring them could lead to additional issues.
Severe tooth pain can signal a cracked or infected tooth, and the pain will only worsen if it is left untreated. If the pain is accompanied by pressure sensations, a fever, or ear pain, it is a dental emergency and you should see an emergency dentist immediately.
A cracked or chipped tooth should be treated as soon as possible to prevent the tooth from breaking into smaller pieces and requiring more extensive dental procedures. Our emergency dentists can repair cracked teeth and restore the shape and function of your tooth.
If you lose a filling or crown, our emergency dentists can replace them, alleviating discomfort and restoring the look of your smile. It is also important to seek immediate care if your tooth is knocked out, as the jaw bone will begin to degrade and leave it susceptible to infection and other complications.
Knocked out teeth can be replaced with dental implants or conventional fixed bridges to provide a permanent solution to missing teeth. Our emergency dentists can help you decide which option is best for your situation, depending on the condition of the surrounding teeth and bone.
Tooth sensitivity is a common problem that can be caused by decay, cracked or fractured teeth, gum disease, and bruxism (teeth grinding). If the sensitivity is severe, it’s a sign of a larger problem that requires urgent dental care to minimize your discomfort.
Sinus pressure and tooth pain have a complicated relationship, and it is often difficult to distinguish between the two. We can help diagnose the root cause of your pain and determine if you need emergency treatment for a sinus infection or impacted wisdom teeth.
A swollen jaw or cheek is an indication of inflammation and needs to be evaluated by an emergency dentist as soon as possible. Left untreated, it can spread to the lymph nodes and cause serious health problems.
Most dental insurance plans cover many of the basic procedures that you need to stay healthy, including routine checkups, X-rays, and cleanings. However, many people do not have dental insurance or cannot afford high co-pays for dental care. If you are experiencing a dental emergency, call a Smart Dental Cosmetic and General Dentistry right away to schedule an appointment. They will be happy to address your concerns and guide you through further care arrangements.