While we don't like to think or talk about accidents or emergencies, we can't always avoid or prevent them. A dental emergency could be chipped or broken teeth, a broken jaw, or other injuries to your mouth or face. If any of your teeth have been knocked out in an accident, it's crucial to seek immediate care from an emergency dentist. If left untreated, an injured tooth can be permanently lost. If the injury is severe enough, you could also lose several teeth and experience other severe issues. This is why it's always important to visit our dentist at Only Kids Dentistry as soon as possible after an accident to see what they can do for you.
What Causes Dental Emergencies?
Dental emergencies can result from an accident, sports injury, or sudden oral trauma. These situations can often cause severe damage to your teeth and the surrounding tissues. You must visit an emergency dentist as soon as possible if you have suffered an oral injury or have a toothache that won’t go away.
Many patients come into our practice with pain and swelling from an injury that occurred over the weekend or after regular office hours. If you are experiencing this type of problem, call our office immediately to set up an emergency consultation and examination. You can count on us to see you as quickly as possible and provide the emergency care you need!
Some Dental Emergencies
A toothache is any pain that occurs in a tooth or teeth, even if there is no visible evidence of damage. It is a symptom of an underlying problem and should always be examined by a dentist as soon as possible. It could signify that decay has reached the tooth's nerve, causing an infection. If you are experiencing a toothache, especially one that is not going away, contact our office immediately to schedule an appointment.
A broken tooth can be painful and cause symptoms like increased sensitivity, swelling, and pain when biting down. If left untreated, a fractured tooth can also result in an infection of the root pulp tissue. If you are unsure how severe your tooth injury is, you should see our emergency dentist as soon as possible.
If your tooth is severely infected and causing you a lot of pain, we may recommend a root canal or an extraction to prevent the spread of infection and restore your oral health. If left untreated, infections can spread and cause more significant systemic issues within your body. If you are in severe pain related to your infected tooth, please contact our office immediately!
Only Kids Dentistry may be reached at 239 E San Marnan Dr, Waterloo, IA 50702, or 211 E Bremer Ave, Waverly, IA 50677. Call our Waterloo office at (319) 234-2227 or our Waverly office at (319) 352-4427 to schedule an appointment in your preferred location. You must visit our emergency dentist when you have a dental issue as soon as possible. They will be able to help you treat the issue and provide preventative care to prevent further problems in the future.