Emergency dentistry services provide immediate care and prevent a minor issue from escalating and needing expensive treatments. At Sandia Peak Dental, we take every patient's concern seriously and try our best to provide you relief from your pain and discomfort.
At our office, we try to accommodate the emergency needs of our patients by prioritizing them and attending to them on the same day. We can also provide them with home care techniques until they reach us.
Common Dental Emergencies
- Severe Toothache
If you have an unbearable toothache that can’t be treated with painkillers, it has to be addressed immediately. Incapacitating tooth pain can prevent you from performing your daily functions and requires quick, professional help.
- Knocked-Out Tooth
When a tooth gets knocked out due to injury to the mouth or severe gum disease, it must be handled promptly. Without quick treatment, you could lose your tooth permanently.
- Abscess or Infection
Inflammation, swelling, or pus-filled, oozing gums are signs of a medical emergency and must be diagnosed and treated immediately.
- Severe Bleeding
There are tiny blood vessels in the mouth, gums, lips, and cheeks. When these areas are injured, it can lead to excessive bleeding. If home care measures are not stopping the bleeding, it is time to avail emergency care.
- Chipped or Broken Tooth
If a tooth has chipped or broken significantly, it should be resolved immediately to prevent further damage.
- Broken Restorations
A broken crown, denture, or dental bridge can be restored if you seek immediate professional care. By doing so, you can save the restoration and avoid extra expenditures.
- Facial Trauma
If you take a hit to your mouth because of an automobile accident or sports injury, contact your dental provider right away. Though visually, there may not be any problems, hairline cracks, breaks, or other complications could lead to future issues.
Treatment in a Dental Emergency
- Root Canal Therapy
Toothache within your tooth or under the gums indicates a severe infection. Root canal therapy involves thoroughly cleaning the root canals, which eliminates infection, relieves discomfort, and saves the tooth.
- Tooth Extraction
Wisdom teeth extraction is most often an emergency dental issue necessary to ease sudden and severe mouth pain.
- Tooth Restorations
A highly damaged tooth will most probably require dental restoration. Once the problem has been rectified, repairs like a dental filling or crown may be suggested to complete the treatment.
To learn more about our emergency dentistry treatments, visit Sandia Peak Dental at 8000 Eubank Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87122. You can also reach Dentist Albuquerque, NM at (505) 298-6732.