Whether you knocked out a tooth in the heat of the game, or you cracked a tooth while nervously biting your pen, there are so many scenarios that could affect the health of your smile and require you to seek last-minute emergency dentistry. Remember that while these situations could make you feel anxious or panicked, it’s important to stay calm and give us a call right away. You’ll be happy to know that many dental issues can be treated if handled as soon as possible.
So, how do you know when it’s a true dental emergency? This is a great question, and if you are unsure it’s always best to err on the side of caution and give us a call. We can easily determine whether an immediate visit is necessary or if we can just schedule an appointment within the coming days.
Common dental emergencies include:
- A dislodged or knocked-out tooth
- A cracked or broken tooth
- A toothache
- A broken dental crown, implant or other restoration
- A bitten tongue or cheek
- Broken braces
If bleeding is severe or doesn’t stop after applying pressure to the area with a clean cloth or compress for 10 to 15 minutes, you may need to go to your local emergency room. However, in most cases, our very own Dr. Jeffrey Rafalski can handle your dental emergencies.
Of course, there are also things you can do to ease pain, swelling and discomfort before you head to our office. After all, we understand how uncomfortable these issues can be and being able to provide yourself with temporary relief is important.
If you have a dental emergency, please call Apex Dental at (619) 469-3993 to schedule your urgent appointment!