Dental Emergencies unfortunately happen and often at the worst times. As a result, at our office, we keep room in our schedule for dental emergencies so we can see you the same day. Our goal while seeing an emergency patient is to get the patient out of pain and discomfort and temporize the situation until we schedule a permanent fix (often we do same day dentistry to fix the root cause of the problem as well). Wether it’s a toothache or pain coming from the gums, or trauma that has chipped, cracked, or broken a tooth, we are often able to treat the same day. In the video below, Dr. Lyuda goes through some of the common dental emergencies that we see and what we do if a patient calls with a dental emergency.
Common Dental Emergencies!
In this video, Dr. Lyuda goes through some of the most common dental emergencies we see at our office. Because a dental emergency cannot wait, we make sure to see the patient the same day as soon as possible.
Dr. Lyuda: Hi, my name is Dr. Lyuda and today I’m gonna talk to you about the most common dental emergencies we see at VIP Dental Lounge.
There are all kind of dental emergencies we see at our office, including trauma. And those can include, for children, playing sports or mothers playing with their children and their child accidentally bumping and breaking the front tooth. You’re walking in the winter and you slip on ice. It’s usually the front tooth that gets the biggest hit and we want to restore it back to its beauty.
Another biggest reason is obviously pain. If you haven’t seen a dentist in a long time and you have a cavity and it’s become so big that it is now reached the nerve, you start having the toothache and it can also get infected and inflamed and you might have a swollen cheek or a swollen bottom of the jaw or even neck and it could be pretty life-threatening so it’s definitely very important to see us.
Another common reason is wisdom teeth, especially in teenagers or young adults. When a wisdom tooth is trying to erupt, it starts to cut through your gums and it creates a pocket where it can collect a lot of bacteria and it can get infected. And it’s very, very painful. You are unable to eat. You are unable to open your mouth really widely. You would require some antibiotics to clear that up.
Another common reason that we see are lost fillings or lost crowns. And that could become also uncomfortable, especially if that tooth has never had a root canal done, it becomes very sensitive to any sort of food or temperatures in beverages. And obviously, if you lose a crown, it’s also very unaesthetic looking and you obviously cannot continue eating food the way you used to.
The main goal of all those emergencies for us is to see you the same day and to get you out of pain. At the time of the phone call, we have somebody at the front desk to take you through a series of questions that can give us clues as to what’s going on in your particular situation so that we can be well-prepared for your arrival and we can maximize the time wisely.