What qualifies as a dental emergency?

A dental emergency is a situation involving severe pain, discomfort, swelling, or trauma that needs to addressed as soon as possible.

What should I do if I have a dental emergency outside of regular office hours?

If you experiencing a swelling in the mouth and having trouble swallowing or breathing, go to the emergency room or urgent care immediately to receive antibiotics as soon as possible. Call our dental office back during business hours and we will help to assist further.

How can I prevent dental emergencies from happening?

The best way to prevent dental emergencies would be to have exams and dental cleanings on a regular basis. This way issues can be address when they are minor problems such as a small filling instead of the issue worsening and requiring more involved treatment to resolve. Practicing good oral hygiene and taking the advice of your dentist. This includes wearing mouth guards during sporting activities, wearing occlusal night guards to prevent further teeth wear from grinding, flossing and brushing twice a day.