What is considered a dental emergency?

Calling the dentist in an emergency can be stressful, and it is important to know when to call our office. At Smile Design, we offer same day or next day appointments to address any emergency situations for our patients.
It is important to know the signs or symptoms that may tell you that you need to contact us. Any pain or discomfort that is dismissed or not addressed can make a bad situation worse, and additional problems can arise.
The quicker you make an appointment in our office, the faster we can help you recover and prevent future issues.
Dental emergencies include any problems that may require immediate attention. Some examples include saving a tooth, infections, and alleviating pain. Infections can be life-threatening and should be addressed right away.

Signs or symptoms of a dental emergency:

  • Abscess or infection
  • Bleeding or irritated gums
  • Prolonged sensitivity to hot or cold
  • Any tooth pain that is persistent and does not go away
  • Mouth or lip sores that will not go away
  • Jaw pain, clicking, or popping
  • Change in tooth color, or spots that have formed on the tooth’s surface
  • Loose teeth

If you experience any of the above symptoms, please do not hesitate to call our office. Any pain or trauma is a good reason to call so we can evaluate the issue. Our team at Smile Design is highly trained to handle any dental emergency. We are happy to assist our patients in any way we can.
Call Smile Design today to schedule your appointment, and let us help get you.