How Can I Tell If I Need Emergency Dental Work?

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A dental emergency, such as a broken or abscessed tooth, can pop up at any time. Knowing what needs to be treated right away and what can wait may be confusing. Dental emergencies happen from any sort of trauma to the mouth, like those that occur while playing sports or falling. Our team makes dental emergencies a priority and provides urgent services in our family practice office. Schedule a consultation with Byers Station Dental in Chester Springs, PA to learn more about how we can help with your dental emergencies.

What is an emergency dental visit?

Every emergency visit is unique to your dental situation, so there is no way to identify exactly what will happen during your appointment. However, to understand the severity of your problem, our team may take an x-ray to check for problems in your tooth roots, under the gums, and in the jawbone. After we understand the full extent of your emergency, our team can create treatment options to fit your dental needs. Our main goal during your visit is to ease any discomfort or pain, and improve oral function. Follow-up visits may be necessary depending on the seriousness of your emergency.

When should I go for an emergency visit?

Dental emergencies occur unexpectedly and can affect the teeth and soft tissues of the mouth. They may happen to someone of any age at any time. If an emergency occurs, you should get in touch with Byers Station Dental in Chester Springs PA as soon as possible. Dental emergencies can be severe, so if you experience trauma to your mouth, contact our offices as soon as possible. There are many types of dental emergencies, including:

  • Cracked or broken teeth

  • Infected or abscessed teeth

  • Knocked-out teeth

  • Broken dentures or filings

  • Toothaches and oral pain

  • Unexplained bleeding

  • Soft tissue injuries

  • Trauma to your mouth or jaw

Our team of expert dental professionals has lots of experience in dental trauma and emergencies, and can help determine how soon you should come in. She may also recommend ways to relieve pain and how to store your teeth or dental restorations until you arrive at our office. Small problems may become larger if not properly treated, so contact Byers Station Dental for more information regarding dental emergencies.

After your dental emergency

After your visit, our team will supply you with instructions on how to help yourself heal properly. You may also schedule follow-up appointments at this time. We may prescribe pain medication or antibiotics following your emergency to help with comfort and healing. Our team can also give you ways to prevent further injuries, like a mouth guard or good oral hygiene tips. After your dental emergency, keeping up with your oral hygiene will be important. You should try to keep your teeth and gums healthy as you recover from your injury.

Where can I get emergency dental work done?

Byers Station Dental services the Chester Springs, Byers, Ludwigs Corner, Eagle, Lionville, and Exton, PA areas. If you are experiencing a dental emergency, do not wait; call our offices and set up an appointment. Our team can help if you are experiencing a dental emergency and do not know what to do. If you have damage to your teeth or soft tissue of your mouth, you may need dental work before the problem becomes worse. Contact Byers Station Dental in Chester Springs, PA for a full consultation on the state of your dental health.

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