Dental Emergencies

What are Dental Emergencies?

Experiencing a dental emergency can be painful, frustrating and irritating. At Mykleby & Thao Family Dentistry, we offer quick and effective treatment of a range of different dental-related emergencies. We can provide this treatment to both new and existing patients as well as patients of varying ages. Our goal is to provide you with trusted and reliable emergency care without having to wait for an appointment.

Why is treatment for Dental Emergencies necessary?

If you fail to treat an emergency as soon as you begin to experience it, the problem will continue to get worse. A simple filling can turn into needing a root canal and an abscess can infect surrounding teeth and gums. When you notice there is a problem with your oral health, call our office so that we can get you seen as soon as feasibly possible. Our doctors can provide the emergency care that you require at a time that’s convenient for you.

What could be considered typical Dental Emergencies?

Emergencies can range from being relatively minor in nature to more problematic. We will examine the area that is bothering you to determine what treatment is needed. Some common emergencies that we treat regularly include:

• Pain and sensitivity
• Gum inflammation and infection
• Abscesses
• Bleeding gums
• Post-surgical complications
• Orthodontic emergencies
• Broken or lost restorations (crowns, bridges, fillings, veneers)
• Cracked or broken appliances (mouth guards, dentures)

What can you expect during an appointment for Dental Emergencies?

At Mykleby & Thao Family Dentistry, we can get you in for an emergency appointment quickly, which prevents the need to wait for an appointment. You will come into our office where we will ask you to describe the problem you’re experiencing. If necessary, we will take an x-ray of the area so that our doctors can determine any underlying problems. We will then provide treatment as needed to eliminate the pain and discomfort that you’re experiencing. If you currently have an infection or abscess, we may need to prescribe you antibiotics before any treatment can be started.

If you’re currently experiencing a dental-related emergency and need treatment as soon as possible, call us so that we can work to get you in for an appointment immediately.