Dental emergencies range from fractured tooth structure while eating to severe facial trauma. Typical dental emergencies can be diagnosed fairly quickly with x-rays and a clinical assessment. Treatment will range from fillings to extractions based on the severity of the issue. Concurrent therapy will include antibiotics prescribed if the pain is associated with an infection.
If you have experienced severe facial trauma the first call you should make is a medical clinic or hospital. The medical doctor will determine if your cranium and central nervous system, as well as your vertebrae and supporting structures are in normal function. They may take an MRI, CT scan, or conventional x-ray if needed.
If you are not sure whether or not you are having a dental emergency call our office and discuss your issue with us! We are here for you. Our office number is 503-644-1953.