What are Dental Emergencies? A dental emergency is a situation where you are experiencing oral-related pain, discomfort or anxiety. Most often, dental emergencies involve pain because a tooth has broken, or severe decay has entered the inner pulp of a tooth. Abscesses and infections can cause a dental emergency due to the pain that they cause. It is important to come into the office as soon as you begin experiencing a dental emergency. What might be considered a Dental Emergency? At Generations Family Dentistry, we recognize any problem that is causing you pain or distress as an emergency. For this reason, we offer quick, convenient appointments so that you can be seen when it is needed. Some of the most common emergencies that we see regularly include:

  • Pain and Abscesses
  • Lost Fillings, Crowns and Bridge Work
  • Surgical Complications
  • Wisdom Tooth Pain and Infection
  • Gum Inflammation and Bleeding
  • Loose Teeth
  • Broken, Cracked or Chipped Teeth

Why do you need to seek treatment for a Dental Emergency? If you forgo treatment for a dental emergency in hopes that it might resolve on its own, the pain could worsen. Lost fillings, crowns, and bridge work can easily be replaced as soon as they fall out. Infections, pain, and surgical complications can leave you distressed. Therefore, it is important to come in for dental emergencies as soon as possible to prevent the pain from getting worse. What should you expect during your appointment for a Dental Emergency? Once you begin to notice that there is a problem, it is important to call our office so that we can get you in quickly. An x-ray is sometimes necessary during the appointment to determine what the problem is and to create a customized treatment plan. If there is an infection present, you may need antibiotics before treatment can begin. At Generations Family Dentistry, we are dedicated to making any of your dental appointments, even emergencies, as comfortable and stress-free as possible. We work with patients of all ages to provide personalized care to meet your needs. If you are experiencing a dental emergency of any kind, contact our office immediately so that we can set you up with an appointment.