D E N T I S T R Y
Dental emergencies are rare and most dental issues do not need to be treated immediately. Some issues, however, require prompt attention to alleviate pain and counteract long-term damage to your oral health.
If you have a dental emergency, call Beach Dental Center immediately at (757) 496 – 0993.
Severe pain is usually the first symptom of a dental emergency. If you are unsure if your dental issue is an emergency, you can ask yourself the following questions:
- Are you in severe pain?
- Are you bleeding from the mouth?
- Have you been hit in the face or mouth?
- Do you have a loose permanent tooth due to injury or trauma?
- Is your face, mouth or gums swollen?
If you answered yes to any of the above questions you may have a dental emergency and you will want to see your dentist right away. At Beach Dental, we will make every effort to see you on the same day as your emergency. The most common dental emergencies include severe toothache, displaced permanent tooth, cracked/broken tooth, painful or infected tooth, broken jaw or jaw pain.
Some dental issues that do not require same-day emergency dental attention are:
- Chipped tooth that is not causing pain
- Temporary crown comes loose or falls off
- Lost filling, crown or bridge
- Dull toothache
DO YOU HAVE AN EMERGENCY DENTAL PLAN?
Dental emergencies can happen to anyone at any time and usually when you least expect it. That is why it is so important to establish your dental home. A dental home is the dental office you visit regularly and trust, a place where you feel cared for and the most comfortable. This is the place you will call if you should have a dental emergency. Be sure to keep your dentist’s after hours contact information readily available.
Beach Dental Center recommends that all children, teens and adults that participate in high contact sports wear protective mouth gear such as mouthguards to protect teeth from injury.