Sometimes accidents happen. You may trip and then crack one of your teeth, or you may completely lose your tooth while playing sports. You may even just have a toothache that won’t go away. Whatever the case, each of these situations calls for treatment from a professional as quickly as possible.
When you need to go in to see your dental team immediately, this is called an emergency exam. There are several reasons why you may visit your dentist for an emergency exam, but the most common of these is called a dental abscess. This occurs when a tooth’s nerve breaks down or during a periodontal abscess, which is an infection of the gums that requires immediate attention.
When you go in for emergency dental treatment at Severn River Dental Health Center, your dentist will ask you about the location of the pain, and also about any symptoms that you may have. Your dentist will also ask if there are any triggers for your symptoms, such as temperature extremes. Then, your dentist may take radiographs to further assess the situation. Once the dental team diagnoses the issue, they may treat it that day or schedule a follow up appointment with you.
If you experience discomfort in your mouth or your teeth, you should not wait to schedule an emergency appointment. Delaying may simply cause further health issues, and may exacerbate your current issue.
At Severn River Dental Health Center, we are committed to relieving our patient's pain and will work to have you seen as quickly as possible.