Common Dental Emergencies
A toothache is a common dental emergency signaling irritation in the nerve of a tooth. This intense, throbbing pain indicates issues like tooth decay, damaged fillings, cracked teeth, or gum disease. Dr. Foleck can diagnose the cause of a toothache and provide immediate pain relief and treatment.
Cracked, fractured, or broken teeth qualify as dental emergencies. Whether you chip a tooth or one break due to trauma, prompt care from Dr. Foleck is vital to restore form and function. It also reduces the risk of further damage.
A dental abscess refers to a pocket of pus caused by a bacterial infection in the teeth or gums. Abscesses form at the root of a tooth or between the tooth and gum. The swelling is extremely painful and requires immediate emergency treatment from Dr. Foleck. If left untreated, the infection can spread quickly. Dr. Foleck will drain the pus and treat the abscess to provide instant pain relief.
Damage to orthodontic appliances like braces, wires, retainers, or bridges constitutes a dental emergency. Contact Dr. Foleck ASAP if brackets, bands, or archwires come loose or break as this can allow teeth to shift. Prompt orthodontic repair from Dr. Foleck prevents issues like misaligned bites and further periodontal injury while waiting for your regular orthodontist appointment.
Knocked Out Teeth
A complete tooth loss due to injury requires urgent attention from Dr. Foleck. The sooner the tooth is reimplanted, the better the chances are to save it. Proper emergency protocols help with tooth and bone preservation.
When to Get Emergency Care
It’s critical to seek emergency dental care from Dr. Foleck for:
- Severe toothaches
- Facial swelling
- Knocked out, cracked, or fractured teeth
- Heavy bleeding from the mouth
- Painful abscesses
Dr. Foleck also provides after-hours emergency treatment for trauma, tooth loss, and similar issues. Whether experienced during the day or middle of the night, dental emergencies should be treated immediately by Dr. Foleck to minimize complications.
Dr. Foleck advises being prepared in case a dental emergency strikes:
- Keep the emergency dentist’s contact info handy
- Have a dental emergency kit with gauze, antiseptic, and OTC pain meds
- Know your medical history, allergies, and medications
- Keep insurance details available offline
These simple measures help save time and get you into Dr. Foleck’s chair faster for urgent treatment.
Finding an Emergency Dentist
For 24/7 emergency dental care, Dr. Foleck is only one call away at (555) 123-4567. Stop in immediately if you’re in the local area, or call Dr. Foleck if traveling and experiencing a dental emergency. As an experienced emergency dentist, quick pain relief and treatment are the top priority.