Emergency Dentistry

Emergency Dentistry is a term used to describe any need for immediate dental care. The need for immediate dental care may include any of the following situations: 

  • A tooth that falls out, in which case you can try to place the tooth back into its socket and get to a dentist right away
  • Tooth pain is a cause for immediate attention from a dentist. Even minor pain signifies the need to seek out dental treatment
  • Tooth infection, which may also produce pain, is a need for immediate attention
  • Tooth abscesses require immediate preliminary treatment and then can be further addressed during regular office hours
  • Swollen gums
  • Mouth cuts
  • Broken dentures
  • Lost crowns or fillings that require replacement
  • Tooth damage, such as, a tooth crack or tooth chip

Emergency dentistry treatment should not be ignored. Initially, Drs. Chambers may only treat you with prescription-strength analgesics and/or antibiotics to provide immediate relief until you can be treated during regular office hours. Alternatively, you may be able to receive complete treatment in one dental visit depending on the diagnosis of your emergency.