Anyone can get a dental emergency anywhere and anytime. Whatever the dental emergency is, it is important to get it treated as soon as possible. The type of dental care you may require during a dental emergency - whether you should head straight to an emergency dentist or emergency room, depends on the type of the dental injury.
Emergency Dentist vs. Emergency Room
- When to visit an Emergency Room?
An emergency room is where people who have suffered from severe injuries, traumas, or sudden serious ailments are treated. If an accident has resulted in severe trauma to the face, causing fracture of the tooth, dislocation of the jaw, severe wounds or lacerations to the mouth, a swollen abscess or infection that affects your breathing, etc., a visit to an emergency room is recommended before visiting your emergency dentist.
During such life-threatening emergencies, the doctor's main focus at the emergency room will be to treat the wounds and prevent bleeding. They will help stabilize the patient, stop bleeding, treat bacterial infections, and provide treatment for dental fractures.
However, if the accident has damaged your tooth, the emergency room can't repair or save the tooth. So, after your treatment at the emergency room is over, you should visit an emergency dentist to get your dental issues repaired and repair, restore or save the damaged tooth.
- When to See an Emergency Dentist?
If your dental emergency is not life-threatening but needs quick medical attention, an emergency dentist can help. Emergency dentists usually see their patients on the same day of the dental emergency to ensure that the patient's oral health is maintained and issues are resolved. If the patient needs immediate medical attention, an emergency dentist can quickly diagnose the condition and prescribe the right treatment.
If your tooth is chipped, damaged, or broken, you may wait to see an emergency dentist at Radiant Dental Care if there is no bleeding or severe pain. However, if you have a knocked-out tooth, tooth fracture that leads to severe pain, dental abscess, inflammatory dental pain, soft tissue injuries, post-surgery complexities like abscesses, infections, dry sockets, broken teeth, wisdom teeth pain, etc., you can visit your emergency dentist even without an appointment.
Our emergency dentist will address and fix all your dental and oral concerns at the earliest to preserve and maintain your oral health.
Some of the treatments provided by our emergency dentist to fix damaged teeth are as follows:
- Dental Bonding
- Dental Crowns
- Dental Restorations
- Cavity Treatments
- Porcelain Veneers
Do you wish to improve your oral health and transform your smile? Visit us at Radiant Dental Care in Pasadena, or call us at (281) 991-6530 to schedule an appointment.