At Summerfield Family Dentistry, we offer professional emergency dental services. Emergency dental services especially for the treatment of a wide variety of dental issues. Even though we have special procedures due to Covid-19, we would be happy to assist you should any dental emergencies arise in your household.
Dental emergencies are unavoidable and seem to happen at the most inopportune time. The Dentists, at Summerfield Family Dentistry, has seen just about every dental emergency.
Mild tooth pain can typically be subdued using a cold compress or pain medication. However, if you find yourself with a throbbing toothache and the pain will not subside, please schedule an emergency visit. There are many serious reasons why a tooth could be hurting, including tooth decay, fracture, dental abscess, or infection.
If your gums are bleeding, hold a piece of gauze or clean cloth over the area for at least 15 minutes. Resist the urge to remove it. Early removal, to check to see if the bleeding has stopped, can result in restarting the process. If the bleeding continues after 15 minutes, then come see us for an emergency appointment.
If a tooth has been chipped, then it is probably not an emergency requiring immediate attention. However, our team will want to take a look at it at your next appointment. If, on the other hand, you have severely cracked a tooth, a piece has broken off, or a tooth has been dislodged completely, call our office, and come in right away.
If your gums look a little darker or larger than usual, that could be a sign of the development of gingivitis. Gingivitis is a mild form of gum disease easily reversible in its early stages. If your gums are very swollen or you notice a pimple-like growth on your gums, you should make an emergency dental appointment as soon as possible.
If your dental crown or bridge comes off, it may be enticing to put off scheduling an appointment. The best thing to do is give our office a call and describe the situation so we can help you decide what to do next. When a weak or damaged tooth is left unprotected and exposed to harmful bacteria, it can lead to unnecessary tooth decay and infection.
Remember, Summerfield Family Dentistry is available to help when emergency dental situations occur. Do not wait in pain. Yes, we are taking extra precautions to control the spread of Covid-19, but we are ready to help. To schedule an emergency dental appointment with our team, please call Summerfield Family Dentistry’s office at (336)643-1440