It can be frightening and scary to have a dental accident Unfortunately, the reality of life is that accidents happen. Luckily, Drs Chapman & Owens are ready, willing, and able to assist patients in the case of dental emergencies.
What Is Emergency Dentistry?
Emergency dentistry is pretty straightforward. When a patient experiences an accident that leave their teeth or the surrounding supporting tissue of the teeth damaged, they can come to Drs Chapman & Owens to get things fixed.
At our practice, we like to be prepared for any of the following types of dental emergencies:
- Broken teeth: If multiple teeth have broken or feel loose, come see us right away. We may be able to repair your tooth, especially if you keep the pieces together.
- Lost tooth: If a tooth has fallen out completely, keep it with you and bring it when you come see us. Prompt care means that we may be able to save your tooth.
- Trauma to teeth from accident: Trauma can occur when teeth are struck and caused to move or break off. Trauma also includes injuries to gums, lips, and tongue.
- Extreme pain when biting: This can be an indicator of something more serious going on below the skin and gums.
- Gum abscesses: These are pockets of pus that form when your teeth have developed infections. They can be quite painful and tender.
- Swelling or bleeding of the mouth or gums: Your mouth could be reacting to some recent, forceful trauma. You might also be suffering from gum disease, which requires prompt treatment as well.
- Inflammation of wisdom teeth: Your teeth probably need to be removed if this occurs.
We can help you with these dental emergencies. You can call today to get the help you need.
Emergency Dentistry with Drs Chapman & Owens
We want to make sure you get the care you need, when you need it. In keeping with that goal, we do see some same-day patients, depending on the severity of your emergency. If you have a dental emergency and come in during business hours, you don’t need to be a patient of record to get the help you need.
Give us a call if you have dental trauma that needs to be addressed or if you have any questions or concerns about your dental health.