What Is Emergency Dentistry?
Emergencies seem to arise out of nowhere - and we can’t plan for them. Sometimes dental emergencies can conveniently happen during business hours. Other times, not so much. But when you are dealing with issues such as those listed below, you can’t wait to be seen.
- Tooth loss
- Severe tooth pain
- Cracked tooth
- Swelling of the gums, cheek, jaw, or neck
- Loss of a filling/crown
Due to the nature of dental emergencies, getting treatment right away can bring relief and potentially save your tooth. Should you find yourself facing a dental emergency contact our office immediately. We will assess your needs and get you seen by the dentist right away.
Dr. Muzaffar and the highly skilled dental team at Truth & Laughter Dentistry offer a comprehensive list of services on a daily basis. Therefore, when it comes to an emergency, they are always prepared and ready to go no matter what the situation. A few of the most common procedures utilized for emergencies include:
- Treatment for infection
- Root canal therapy
- Lost filling/crown
- Onlays for cracked tooth repair
- Toothache relief
- Relief from sore/inflamed gums
- Tooth extractions
Why Choose Truth and Laughter Dentistry?
When you are dealing with a dental emergency, you aren’t likely going to feel your best. So, having a dental team that you trust and feel comfortable with can make all the difference in the world. The patients of Truth & Laughter Dentistry know that they can count on us to always be there in their time of need.
We prioritize patients with emergencies during regular office hours, but we don’t stop there. Dr. Muzaffar makes time to see patients after hours and on weekends – whenever an emergency arises. Just knowing this can bring an incredible sense of relief.
Is a cracked tooth an emergency?
Some cracks you cannot see and they often don’t pose an emergency - though you should make an appointment with your dentist to have the tooth checked out. For cracks that reach the gumline or expose the root, this may warrant more immediate treatment.
Can the ER handle dental emergencies?
No. Hospitals have very strict limitations on what they can do for those patients who present with dental emergencies. At most, they may be able to offer medication for pain or infection. They will then refer you to your dentist.
Can my tooth infection spread?
Yes, an infection can spread. And, if left untreated, can become dangerous. Swelling that appears in the jaw, neck, or cheeks is a sign of a serious infection. Spreading further may result in a fever, rapid heart rate, faint feelings, and more. If you are experiencing any of these, this is a medical emergency.