Dental emergencies happen.
They can happen to anyone at any time, daytime or nighttime, weekends or weekdays.
It’s important to get the care you need as soon as possible, especially when that care can mean the difference between saving or losing your tooth.
If you have a dental emergency of any kind—including a broken tooth, an infection, a toothache, or an injury—don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Brittaney Glazer of Glazer Family Dentistry. If you are in severe pain or have suffered an injury to the mouth, give us a call so we can get you in for an immediate evaluation.
We are available to make an assessment of your emergency situation to try and prevent further damage. Give us a call when you find yourself facing a dental emergency!
Why You Might Need an Emergency Dentist
One of the most common dental emergencies is when a patient has a toothache that persists over a number of days. In fact, the pain continues to worsen until the patient can no longer tolerate it, and he or she needs to see a dentist immediately.
In most cases, the reason for the pain is that an infection has developed in the pulp of the tooth and is causing problems. This often means that a root canal is necessary. Other possibilities are gum infections or abscesses. Sometimes patients may have lost a filling or a filling has become cracked or loose, and these issues can also cause toothache pain.
If you are injured in the mouth, this can also warrant an emergency trip to the dentist. Whether you have been in an auto accident or you have been hit in the mouth, immediate care might be warranted if you have a tooth that is broken or has fallen out completely.
If your tooth has been knocked from its socket, you need immediate attention if the tooth is to be saved. Call the office immediately and explain what has happened. At that time, your dentist can give you explicit instructions on what to do to try to preserve the tooth until you can be seen by a dentist.
How You Can Prevent Dental Emergencies in the Future
The lack of regular preventive dental care is one of the main causes of dental emergencies. People who avoid going to the dentist out of fear often are the same patients who find themselves dealing with a dental emergency. Preventive care is the number one way to avoid dental emergencies.
Dr. Glazer understands these fears, and she is not judgmental—even if it has been quite some time since your last visit to the dentist. With Dr. Glazer’s gentle touch and the comforts of her dental office, you have no reason to feel anxious.
Learn more about our emergency dentist by calling our office. Dr. Glazer will do her best to see you on the same day as your emergency. We are happy give you more information about emergency dentistry services at Glazer Family Dentistry. Just give us a call!