We understand that our patients need quick assistance in times of dental concern, so the doctors at Lakeville Dental want to put your mind at ease during your dental emergency. When an urgent dental problem requires immediate attention, we provide emergency dental services both during and after hours (for current patients only during after hours). We will treat you according to the severity of your emergency.
Dental emergencies may result in pain, pressure, discomfort, embarrassment, or frustration. Some dental emergencies include:
- Broken or fractured tooth
- Gingival bleeding
- Knocked out tooth
- Gum swelling
- Tooth pain
- Broken dental work
Below are instructions for handling minor dental emergencies.
Gently clean the area around the tooth by rinsing the mouth with warm water and gently flossing to remove any particles that may be lodged in the tissue around the tooth. If the pain continues, or if the area around the affected tooth is warm, please call our office to schedule an appointment.
There is likely an infection present. The infection must be immediately treated with antibiotics or extraction. Contact Lakeville Dental right away to get much-needed attention before the infection spreads and causes pain.
Mild gum swelling may not be due to an infection but simply to gum disease. We can use deep cleaning processes at Lakeville Dental to restore your gum health. Whether gingivitis or infection is the cause of your swelling, immediate treatment is important to avoid further complications.
Teeth may break or fracture in various situations. Deep decay or dental trauma is likely to cause breakage in the teeth.
A fractured tooth should be examined right away. Some fractured teeth may be restored with fillings or dental crowns. Severe fractures may need to be treated with root canal therapy or may need to be removed. The earlier you seek help for a fractured tooth, the more conservative treatment will be.