WHAT’S A DENTAL EMERGENCY?
Before you head to our dental office because you have a toothache, it’s important to know what actually qualifies as a dental emergency. Usually, a dental emergency is any type of dental problem that causes severe pain, discomfort, or bleeding. We also consider signs of infection as an emergency. What isn’t an emergency is a minor toothache, or a lost crown or filling. Emergencies require immediate attention and those problems can wait a few days if necessary. To help you decide if your dental problem is in fact an emergency, we’ve compiled a list of possible dental emergencies and how to handle them.