Emergency Dental Care Provides Fast Relief for Accidents, Dental injuries, and Tooth Damage
Emergency dental care may be required for a number of reasons, from unexpected severe pain to dental accidents that led to the tooth cracking or its loss. Dental emergencies aren’t planned and usually happen at the most inopportune times. They often stem from accidents but can also result from not going to the dentist for long periods. In either case, it is important to seek immediate dental care. At Olathe Dental Care Center, our hope is that our patients never need emergency dental care; however, whenever you do have an emergency, we are ready to help you get the treatment you need as quickly as possible.
A dental problem that requires immediate attention to save a tooth, stop ongoing bleeding, and/or alleviate severe dental pain requires emergency dental care. Some examples of a true dental emergency are:
- Severe Toothaches: Toothache pain can be overwhelming, making it impossible to eat, sleep, and carry out your daily obligations. Serious tooth pain is often caused by a dental abscess or infection, or by serious decay that has irritated the nerves in and around your tooth. When tooth pain does not respond to over-the-counter pain relievers, you may consider emergency dental care. Dr. Higgins will examine the tooth and take x-rays to determine the cause of the pain, and determine if you need a root canal or extraction to treat the abscess and associated pain.
- Damaged Tooth: If you have a chipped or broken tooth, or if a tooth is knocked out in an accident, emergency dental care should be sought as soon as possible. If you are able to come to ODCC within an hour of the injury happening, there is a pretty good chance Dr. Higgins will be able to save your tooth.
- Abscessed Tooth: An abscess is an infection that occurs in or around the root of a tooth and can cause serious dental pain and emergency dental care. An abscess can be dangerous if left untreated because the infection can spread into the jaw bone, nearby teeth, or even your blood. Obtaining emergency dental care for a suspected dental abscess as soon as possible can reduce the chance of the infection spreading. If you have a fever or severe pain, call Dr. Higgins for immediate care.
If you are experiencing a dental emergency, please contact our office for after-hours treatment or last-minute appointments. We will do our very best to see you right away. We offer same-day and after-hours appointments to effectively treat your pain or injury as efficiently as possible. We are here to answer all your dental questions whether or not they pertain to general dentistry, oral surgery, periodontics, restorative dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, orthodontics, invisible braces, emergency dental care, dental insurance, payment plans, scheduling or any other subject.