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Emergency Dentistry

Dental Accident? Don’t Panic — Call Our Emergency Dentist in Steele Creek

Currently experiencing a dental disaster? Not to worry—Steele Creek Smiles provides emergency dentist services to accommodate life’s unpredictable accidents. No matter what’s wrong, our Steele Creek emergency dentists are able to provide treatment at any time of day or night.

If you need an emergency dentist in Steele Creek, contact us here.

What Constitutes a Dental Emergency?

We strive to keep our emergency phone lines open, and our dentists available, for the patients who need it most. Therefore, please only contact us in the event of a true dental emergency. This will allow us to serve patients who may be experiencing a more drastic issue.

Generally speaking, a dental emergency is a situation that could cost you a tooth if is addressed immediately. Some common dental emergencies include:

  • A lost tooth. If a lost tooth is re-inserted within 30 minutes, it can sometimes be saved.
  • Loose teeth. Adults should never lose teeth. A loose tooth, even without pain, is a serious problem.
  • A chipped or cracked tooth, if the fracture is very painful or has left sharp fragments inside your mouth.
  • Severe pain and bleeding that cannot be controlled by over-the-counter medication.
  • Severe swelling or knots on your gums and face. This could indicate abscess or serious infection, which could be life-threatening and should be treated immediately.

In general, any dental problem that needs immediate treatment to stop bleeding, alleviate severe pain, or save a tooth is considered an emergency. This consideration also applies to severe infections.

What is Not a Dental Emergency? 

Some dental issues can wait for a day or so, as long as they do not cause significant pain. These include:

  • Slightly chipped, non-jagged teeth
  • Slightly cracked, non-painful teeth
  • A lost crown or filling (can sometimes be re-adhered with dental cement)
  • An aching tooth or jaw that is not swollen or bleeding

If you have any doubt about whether you are experiencing an emergency, it is usually better to be safe than sorry—so please call us, and our emergency dentist on duty will be happy to advise you.

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