What are Dental Emergencies?
Dental-related emergencies can occur at virtually any time, leaving you in severe pain and discomfort. It is important to receive treatment for a dental emergency as soon as possible, as this prevents the problem from getting worse. We offer treatment of all types of emergencies whether you are a new or existing patient. Our mission is to get you feeling your best regardless of experiencing a dental issue.
Why is treatment of Dental Emergencies needed?
If you have a dental emergency, you should seek treatment as soon as possible. This prevents the emergency situation from getting worse, which could cause more damage to the tooth involved. If you think you have an emergency, it is best to call in right away so that we can begin the treatment that is needed. We offer this emergency care to both new and existing patients as needed.
What are the more common Dental Emergencies?
Emergencies come in all different types, with some being more minor and others being more serious. We will perform an examination to help determine the type of emergency you have and the best way to go about treating it. Some of the most common emergencies include:
- Pain and toothache
- Infections and abscesses
- Wisdom tooth pain
- Cracked, broken or fractured teeth
- Lost or loose restorations
- Gum bleeding and inflammation
What happens during a Scaling and Root Planing?
We first administer a local anesthetic to the area being treated. We then work to scale the teeth and remove plaque, tartar, stains and heavy buildup. We then work deeper into the gum pockets to remove any debris that’s found. Once the debris has been cleared, we smooth the roots of the teeth so that the gums are able to heal more closely to the teeth and close up these pockets. You will then be scheduled for a second appointment so that the same treatment can be performed on the other side of the mouth.
If you think you may need a scaling and root planing or want to know more about this procedure, call us today and our friendly staff members can further assist you.