It’s hard to predict when a dental emergency might strike. But when it does, you want to be ready. Most importantly, you want to have a professional whom you can trust if the situation is dangerous. At Valley Ridge Dental, we provide quality care for a wide range of dental emergencies.
If you are experiencing a dental emergency, don’t wait. Waiting to address the issue will only cause more problems. When it comes to these types of situations, you should act fast. When you call our office, we can get you in for the emergency treatment you need. We handle a wide range of cases, including the following scenarios.
Toothaches are not uncommon and can have a variety of causes such as tooth decay or a cavity. If you are experiencing an excruciating toothache or one that lasts for a long time, it may be an emergency.
A bad toothache, in extreme situations, could be a sign of a gum infection. Seeking emergency care with our team will get you back where you need to be. Allow us to diagnose the issue and address it quickly.
If your tooth has fallen out as a result of trauma to the mouth, seek treatment with us immediately. Clean the tooth with water and try to insert it back into place. Otherwise, keep the tooth in a glass of milk or other temporary solution.
It is crucial to get to the dentist within the hour after having a tooth completely dislodged from the gums. The faster you get to the dentist, the better your chances are of saving the tooth.
Orthodontics is another area that may require emergency attention, depending on your situation. If you have braces, there is a chance that your wires or braces may break, or that something will come loose. Our skilled orthodontists will be able to help you with any problem you encounter.
A tooth abscess is severe and requires immediate attention. WebMD describes an abscess is an infection near the root of your tooth. They are extremely painful. You should be able to identify one based on the pain and its pimple-like appearance.
If you notice you have one, contact us immediately for emergency treatment. If left untreated, abscesses can spread and cause a body-wide infection or even death.
Another common issue is a lost filling or crown. If you don’t treat one of these lost teeth within a few days, you may risk damage to the unprotected tooth. At our practice, you’ll find some of the leading experts in cosmetic dentistry, especially for emergency fixes such as filling or crown replacements.
If you get objects stuck in your teeth, get in touch with us for emergency assistance. If you can’t remove the object with floss or other standard methods, come in to see us as soon as you can. Stuck objects can put a strain on your teeth and cause severe infection if left alone.
At Valley Ridge Dental Centre, we specialise in chipped or cracked teeth emergencies. If a tooth has broken severely, you risk exposure to the interior of the tooth or root, which could lead to an infection if left untreated. Once we have secured your health, you can explore our restorative dental services to help you regain the look of your teeth.
Infection of the gums is a serious threat to your mouth’s health and your overall health. In severe cases, it can eventually lead to cardiovascular issues. When you choose our team, we will treat your infection quickly, before any serious complications develop. Some symptoms to look out for include tenderness, redness, bleeding, and swelling of the gums. If you notice any of these as lasting symptoms, contact us immediately.
Partially dislodged teeth, also known as extruded teeth, come loose from the gums but are not a full loss. At our office, we can help you set the tooth back into place or schedule a tooth extraction.
If you experience a wound on the soft tissue of the mouth, call us if you cannot treat it effectively at home. Wounds that require emergency care include injuries to the inner cheeks, lips, gums, and tongue. We will help you disinfect the area and stop severe bleeding.
We are pleased to WELCOME YOU BACK! We are practicing SAFE DENTISTRY!
Rest assured that we have taken steps above what was required. After all, your health is our highest priority. We are finally OPEN and look forward to seeing you again soon!
OUR NEW HEALTH AND SAFETY PROTOCOL:
We want to assure everyone that our office takes the safety and health of our patients, their families, team members and doctors very seriously. Although our operations will be slightly different today than they were previously, we are excited to finally welcome you all back in a slow and safe manner.
Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time of transition to the new normal.
Your Dental Team