Accidents are never convenient. Dental accidents in particular can be scary and confusing. You may even wonder who to call in such a situation. At Crater Lake Dental, we are here for you in your time of need.
Most of the time, oral health is a slow and steady process, but in an emergency, prompt action can help preserve your oral health and your beautiful smile. That’s why we recommend you call us immediately if you experience a dental emergency.
Before you do anything else, determine whether the dental injury is life threatening. Excessive bleeding, severe pain, or loss of consciousness should signal that you will want to call 911. If you are uncertain about the extent of the injury, call 911 first before anyone else.
In many cases, the dental injury will not be life-threatening or dangerous. In those instances please call us at our Crater Lake dental office. We can give you instructions over the phone and find a time to see you.
Types Of Emergencies
There are other types of dental emergencies beyond sudden injuries to the mouth. These emergencies may require immediate care, and we suggest you call us if you are ever in doubt. The following is a list of emergencies that may require you to call us immediately:
- A severe toothache that persists, even after you have taken painkillers. Your toothache could be a sign of a serious issue that will need to be treated as soon as possible.
- A knocked out tooth. If your adult tooth is knocked out, it is possible for us to restore it, but only if you seek immediate attention.
- Persistent bleeding of the gums. This is abnormal, and you should call us as soon as possible to schedule an emergency appointment.
- A broken tooth. Broken teeth are prone to infection. The sooner we treat this emergency, the more likely you are to avoid infection and complications.
We want to help restore your oral health. Please call us if you are experiencing any distressing dental symptoms.
Call Now for Help with Your Dental Emergency!
If you or someone you love experiences any type of dental emergency, please call our team here at Crater Lake Dental. We will do our utmost to get you into our office as soon as possible. We want to restore your health, so you can get on with your life!