If you experience a dental problem that means that you can’t wait for a routine appointment with your professional, you will need to source emergency dental care. The purpose of emergency dental care is to eliminate your pain or any other urgent symptoms and provide a temporary fix that will see you through until the issue can be resolved using a routine dental appointment.
We are pleased to be able to offer comprehensive emergency dental care services at our offices in Bedford, TX.
When is a dental problem a dental emergency?
If you are in pain or you can see blood, it is easy to panic and automatically assume that you are experiencing a dental emergency. Whilst this might be the case, there are also plenty of other scenarios that may not present with particularly worrying symptoms but where you should still seek an emergency appointment with your dentist. Ultimately, determining what does and doesn’t constitute an emergency appointment may not be as obvious as you might think.
Common types of dental emergency
Emergencies and injuries can take many different shapes and forms. However, there are some types that are more common than others. The following represent some of the most frequent reasons for patients to seek emergency dental care.
Teeth that are broken and a piece or more of the tooth has come away from the main structure
Lost cavity filling
Lost dental crown
Abscess affecting the gums
Impacted teeth that are causing or infection
A knocked-out tooth
Foreign object lodged in the soft tissues of the mouth
Unbearable dental pain
However, this list is by no means complete and if you are experiencing a dental problem that you think requires the urgent attention of a professional, you shouldn’t hesitate to get in touch with our team so that we can assess your condition and determine if you need emergency care.
What is included in emergency dental care?
Emergency dental care is always tailored to the needs of each specific patient. In some cases, it may be necessary for patients to have a combination of different emergency treatments in order to reach a point where they are comfortable and there is no immediate danger to their mouth or teeth. Once your situation is stable, you will be referred back to the regular dental service where pre-bookable appointments are required to schedule in the necessary dental work.
We are able to provide a comprehensive range of emergency dental care treatments. These include but are not limited to:
The provision of temporary restorations such as cavity fillings and crowns
Staunching blood loss and closing any open wounds
Carrying out emergency root canal therapy
Temporary fix/replacement of dental devices
Replacing a tooth that has been knocked out
Prescribing pain relief
Prescribing antibiotics for current infections or as a preventative against future complications from treatment
If you experience a dental emergency, you couldn’t be in safer and more reassuring hands than the team here at Above and Beyond Dental. Please contact our offices in Bedford, TX to find out more about our emergency dental services.