You suddenly feel a twinge in your tooth and at first, it is pretty easy to ignore. As you go about your day, however, the twinge starts to turn into an ache and you’re wondering what to do. Is this a true dental emergency? What is happening with my tooth?
Knowing whether it is time to make the call to your dentist for an emergency appointment is tricky. I mean, the pain could go away on its own, right?
Actually, dental pain rarely goes away on its own and usually gets worse – especially when you lie down to go to sleep and your horizontal position causes greater inflammation in the area.
Don’t Wait! Give Us a Call
If you ever suspect that something with your oral health is not right, you can give us a call. When it comes to your smile, it is best not to take chances. Our team will discuss your symptoms with you and determine if an emergency dental appointment is necessary.
If we recommend an emergency dental exam, we will do our best to get you into the office fast. We usually treat emergencies on the same day.
Your Emergency Dental Exam
When you get to the office, we will have your room ready. We will first take an x-ray of the area to assist Dr. Keledjian in an accurate diagnosis. Some common emergency dental conditions include:
- Infection (requiring root canal)
- Fractured tooth or root
- Lost or damaged restoration
- Loose or knocked-out tooth
- Foreign object lodged in the gums
Once Dr. Keledjian determines the cause of your discomfort, he will present your choices to resolve the problem and restore your comfortable smile.
If you need emergency dental care in Encinitas, CA or the surrounding neighborhoods, we welcome you to get in touch with us. We are here to help you when you need us most.