We can prepare for emergencies as far as determining what we will do if an event occurs, but we can never plan on when it will happen. That’s why we offer emergency dentistry services in Irvine. Like any other emergency, a dental emergency can arrive at the worst possible time, day or night.
Some dental issues require immediate attention. For example, in some instances where a tooth is knocked out, it can be saved if addressed fast enough. Dental emergencies might include severe pain, tooth loss or nerve damage due to trauma, non-stop bleeding, or a tooth abscess that has the potential to be life-threatening. But how do you know when to call your dentist for emergency care?
If you experience any form of injury, trauma, ongoing bleeding, or excessive pain, it is best to go to the emergency room or contact 911. However, for incidents that are directly jeopardizing your oral health, we recommend you contact our office for emergency dental care.
However, there are other instances that occur during non-office hours that don’t require emergency dentistry. Problems such as a chipped tooth, or an aching tooth that does not have signs of infection, bleeding, or severe pain can cause discomfort, but won’t likely need to be viewed as an emergency. Oftentimes, it is difficult to know if you should call or wait. It is natural to fear losing a tooth and certainly unpleasant to endure pain. Therefore, if you ever experience a problem that you feel might be an emergency, please don’t hesitate to contact our office to see if emergency dentistry in Irvine is needed.