Reliant Family Dental
Reliant Family Dental

What are dental emergencies?

Dental emergencies involve injuries to your teeth and mouth that pose an immediate, time-sensitive threat to your health. Dental emergencies are often painful, and most come as a complete surprise when you are least expecting them.

If you experience an injury that requires immediate treatment no matter what time of day it is, you have a dental emergency on your hands.

If you’re dealing with minor pain, bleeding, or sensitivity, or if you have a non-urgent issue with your mouth, then you don’t need an emergency dental appointment and can wait until the next business day. 

What Is and Isn't a Dental Emergency

Dental emergencies are typically:

  • Broken teeth
  • Knocked-out teeth
  • Broken jaws
  • Infected or abscessed teeth
  • Excruciating toothaches 
  • The unexpected need for a tooth extraction
  • Swelling, bleeding, or discolored teeth
  • Broken or lost dental restorations, like a tooth crown, that expose the damaged tooth and render it painful or vulnerable to infection

Dental emergencies typically are not:

  • Teeth that are mildly sensitive to hot or cold temperatures
  • Gums that bleed while you floss or brush your teeth
  • Broken orthodontic wires
  • Minor toothaches that you can control for that day with an over-the-counter painkiller
  • Loose dental fillings 
  • A cold sore or small cut on your tongue, lips, or cheek

Emergency Dentistry in Evansville, IN

The next time you have a dental emergency in Evansville, IN, please don’t hesitate to call us at (812) 402-7676.

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