What is a dental emergency?
Dental emergencies are classified as dental issues that are life-threatening or require immediate treatment to stop tissue bleeding, alleviate pain, or stop infection. Common dental conditions that require emergency treatment are cellulitis (a diffuse soft-tissue bacterial infection that can block the airway), uncontrolled bleeding, or trauma involving facial bones that could block the airway.
Other common urgent dental procedures:
- Severe dental pain from pulpal inflammation.
- Dental trauma with avulsion/luxation.
- Pericoronitis or third-molar pain.
- Dental treatment cementation if the temporary restoration is lost, broken, or causing gingival irritation.
- Surgical postoperative osteitis or dry socket dressing changes.
- Abscess or localized bacterial infection resulting in localized pain and swelling.
- Tooth fracture resulting in pain or causing soft tissue trauma.
Signs of a dental emergency:
If you or someone you are with are experiencing any of the following you should seek emergency dental care.
- Aching or bleeding gums
- Severe toothache
- You have a dental abscess
- Look for swollen glands, fever, pus, or a foul taste in the mouth.
- Swollen jaw
- Canker sores that don’t heal
- Constant headaches
- Metallic taste in the mouth.
Does Neighbors Emergency Center perform emergency dental procedures?
Neighbors Emergency Center can help treat pain or swelling and infection from a dental emergency. If you are experiencing a high fever, a facial rash, or are having difficulty swallowing, Neighbors Emergency Center can treat you until you are able to get in for emergency dental work. We are not able to pull teeth, perform a root canal, or do any other dental work. We do not have a dentist on site at any of our locations.
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