Dental emergencies can strike at inopportune moments in our lives. Luckily, our highly trained, caring staff at Absolute Dental Care is equipped to help you in all times of dental need. We know that it can sometimes be difficult to discern if the issues you are having constitute a dental emergency, so, in today’s blog, your Virginia Beach, VA, dentist will share not only how we can handle dental emergencies in our office, but some examples of issues that could be dental emergencies.
Examples of Dental Emergencies
When wondering about whether or not the issue you are having counts as a dental emergency, the most important thing to keep in mind is that a dental emergency is a dental issue that would keep getting worse if you don’t visit your dentist today. Some examples include:
- Severe, discolored, or painful swelling of your gums
- An adult tooth falling out or becoming particularly loose
- A severe, sudden, or long-lasting toothache
- A cracked or chipped tooth, or if your tooth becomes discolored or sensitive after being cracked or chipped
- A broken tooth
In all of these situations, tooth decay and infections either have a higher chance of occurring or are already the issue, which means that, if left alone, any of these situations could result in extraction becoming necessary. So, it is imperative that you call Absolute Dental Care as soon as possible when faced with any of these issues.
We Are Ready to Help
While speaking with you on the phone, our highly trained staff will be sure to schedule an emergency appointment for you so that you can come in at the earliest available time that day. They will also talk to you about ways to manage your emergency situation before coming in, which could include taking painkillers to alleviate some of your discomfort or bringing your fallen tooth in some milk or salt water in a small container to your appointment to see if it can be restored. Once your are here, your dentist will examine the affected areas and calmly address your symptoms as well as the underlying issues that may have caused them. Whether your issues were caused purely by an accidental impact or are the result of infection or tooth decay, we have the restorative dental options, such as tooth fillings and dental crowns, to get your smile back to its healthiest potential.
Don’t Wait, Call Us Now!
At Absolute Dental Care in Virginia Beach, VA, we provide a range of beneficial restorative, cosmetic, and preventive services. And, if you find yourself having a dental emergency, we can help you take care of it. Don’t hesitate to call Absolute Dental Care in Virginia Beach at (757) 428-7440.