Emergency Dentistry

Emergency Dentistry

When patients suddenly experience extreme pain, severe bleeding, or swelling in the mouth, they should seek immediate care from an emergency dentist. Emergency dentists can care for patients undergoing issues due to trauma to the mouth or teeth. Broken dentures, lost crowns, and tooth abscesses are all common emergencies that patients experience and require urgent care from a dental professional.

Patients who have oral infections can also benefit from emergency care. Abscesses, which are pockets of infection that form on the gums, can cause severe pain and are a serious oral health concern. Patients experiencing these types of problems should visit Lifetime Smile, as soon as possible to minimize the risk of the infection spreading and causing more harm.


When Should You See An Emergency Dentist?

Patients often wonder when to use emergency dental care. While generally, we recommend consulting your dentist for routine cleaning and preventive care every six months, your dentist can help determine the best time interval for you. In some situations, immediate care is necessary. This is especially true for traumatic injuries such as a knocked-out tooth, crack or chip in your tooth, loose or broken crowns, or a lost filling. These situations require an immediate appointment with our practice for treatment as soon as possible to prevent further damage from occurring to the affected teeth. We also recommend calling our practice if you are experiencing severe pain and pressure in your mouth. In these cases, we’ll work with you to determine the best course of action for your pain and schedule an appointment if necessary. However, suppose you’re experiencing a toothache that hasn’t responded well to at-home treatment, such as rinsing with warm water and salts or taking medications. In that case, we will likely need to examine your mouth and determine the cause of your discomfort before recommending treatment. 

The Benefits Of Seeing An Emergency Dentist

  • Relief from pain
  • Lessening the risk of further damage to a tooth and surrounding tissues
  • Elimination of infection in the tooth and the gums
  • More rapid recovery times if you also require other dental treatment such as fillings or crowns

When left untreated, tooth decay and infections can lead to severe complications, including tooth loss and the need for more complex treatments like root canals. So the next time you have an urgent toothache or other urgent dental problem, remember that treating it as soon as possible can help save money and prevent future problems.

To learn more about the benefits of emergency dentistry, contact Lifetime Smile at 101 Lakeforest Blvd Suite 101, Gaithersburg, MD 20877, or call (301) 869-1170. Our team is happy to help patients of all ages get dental care.

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