emergency dentistry

Knowing when to call the dentist is important, and if you have a dental emergency you should get in touch with your dentist right away. Our practice offers same or next day appointments to address any emergency situations for our patients. We want our patients to feel comfortable calling us in an emergency situation.

 

There are signs or symptoms that may tell you there is a dental emergency. Typically, if you are experiencing any pain or discomfort that is a big indicator something may be wrong. If an emergency is not addressed, additional more complicated problems may arise. The quicker you contact us, the faster we can get you in to be seen and help you recover.

 

Dental emergencies include any problems that require immediate attention. Examples of dental emergencies include saving a tooth, infections, or alleviating pain. Infections are serious, can be life-threatening, and should be addressed right away. One of the most common dental emergencies patients face is a tooth ache. This can be caused by a cavity, and should be addressed as soon as possible.

Common Dental Emergencies

  • Bleeding or irritated gums
  • Tooth Injury, broken, or cracked tooth
  • Abscess or infection
  • Prolonged sensitivity to hot or cold
  • Tooth pain that is persistent and does not go away
  • Lip or mouth sores that do not go away
  • Jaw pain, popping, or clicking
  • Your tooth changes color, or white spots have formed on the tooth’s surface
  • Loose teeth

If you ever experience any of the above symptoms we encourage you to call our office. Anytime you have pain, or have experienced an injury or trauma is a good reason to call. Our highly experienced team can evaluate the issue, and help get you on the road to recovery. We are ready and trained to handle any dental emergency, and want our patients to know they are in good hands.

Need To Schedule an Appointment?

If you are facing a dental emergency please contact our office, and we will ensure you are seen as soon as possible. Our patients are our priority, and we have flexible hours each day to accommodate all of our patients.

 

To schedule your appointment contact our office, and our staff will be happy to assist you.

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When someone experiences tooth pain, they usually think it’s associated with having a cavity. And while that’s true for a lot of patients, others experience tooth pain for a variety of other reasons. Below are three other reasons as to why your teeth are painful.

Gum Recession

Gum recession can cause tooth sensitivity and pain as well. Over time. gum recession causes enamel erosion at the gum line, which can make eating and drinking painful. The pain from gum recession can also mimic the pain that stems from having a cavity. If left untreated, gum recession may even cause permanent damage to the tooth and underlying dental structures.

Impacted Wisdom Teeth

Impacted wisdom teeth can also cause toothaches. As wisdom teeth try to erupt through the gum, there might not be enough room for them to come through completely. This can cause them to become impacted and cause pain.

 

This happens when there there is overcrowding in the mouth. The pain from impacted wisdom teeth varies between patients. Some patients experience severe tooth pain while others only complain of a dull, constant ache.

Dental Abscess

Most patients associate a dental abscess with having deep cavities. However, it’s possible to develop a dental abscess and not have a cavity. Poor oral hygiene allows food debris to settle in between the teeth, which can cause infection. That’s why our dentists also offer advice and demonstrate proper brushing techniques to ensure you’re brushing your teeth the right way to avoid developing an abscess.

Sinus Infections

Allergies and sinus infections can also cause tooth pain. Sinus pressure can make it feel like the pain is coming from your mouth, when in reality, it stems from your sinus passages. If you suffer from recurrent sinus infections, it’s a good idea to take preventative measures, like keeping your nasal passages clear, to prevent tooth pain.

 

Having a toothache without a cavity does happen. However, when symptoms don’t respond to treatment, you need proper diagnosis. If you’ve been experiencing tooth pain that’s not from a cavity, contact our office today. One of our experienced staff members will be happy to assist you in making an appointment or simply providing additional information about dental pain.

Need to Contact Our Office?

Knowing these signs can help you decide if you need to contact a dentist. We always tell patients to never hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns. We are here to help, and a cavity should never be left untreated.

 
If you have tooth pain and need to schedule an appointment, contact our office and our friendly staff will be happy to assist you!

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Toothaches come in varying degrees of severity. Sometimes, when the pain is caused by a minor dental caries, only affect the tooth itself and is relieved with anti-inflammatory medication. But when the cause is deep infection within the tooth or gum abscess, the pain can radiate, even into the sinuses.

Treating both sinus and toothache pain starts with understanding where the pain originates.

Diagnosing Sinus Tooth Pain

Pain that originates in the mouth usually only affects one tooth. While some patients do experience pain on the opposite side of the mouth, it’s usually contained. However, if you develop a sinus toothache, the discomfort usually spreads to other teeth as well, specifically, the molars.

 

Symptoms of sinus toothache pain can include:

  • Pressure in the midface, forehead and bridge of nose
  • Ear pain
  • Increased mucous production

Treating Tooth and Sinus Pain

If your toothache is caused by your sinuses, there are ways to treat at home. In addition to staying well hydrated, you need to clear the sinus passages. Steaming your sinuses can alleviate the pain and pressure in the front of the face and forehead. Saline rinses can also be effective in keeping the passages clear and reducing painful tooth and sinus pressure.

 

If your sinus pain is referred, meaning it’s coming from your tooth, you need to get to the root of the problem. Infected teeth, particularly ones needing a root canal can cause significant sinus pain and pressure. You might also feel throbbing in both the affected tooth and sinuses.

When to See Your Dentist

If tooth and sinus pain continue, progressively worsen or are accompanied by a fever, you should seek medical attention. Your family physician dentist will work together to make an accurate diagnosis. If the pain from your sinuses or tooth infection, a course of antibiotics is the best course of treatment. Afterwards, appropriate dental treatment can address the dental issue that’s been causing the sinus headaches.
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