Everything to Know About Emergency Dentistry

Posted by DR. LOUIS PAULERIO on Dec 1 2021, 04:08 AM

If you are experiencing severe dental issues like gum bleeding, tooth pain caused by an infection, or a knocked-out tooth, you may have a dental emergency. At Point Loma Family Dentistry, Dr. Paulerio provides emergency dental treatments and procedures for patients of all ages in San Diego, CA.

What Is a Dental Emergency?

A dental emergency is described as any situation involving oral bleeding, infections, or trauma. Most dental emergencies are obvious, such as when a tooth is knocked out in an accident or during a sporting event, or when a tooth infection causes extreme pain.

When Do You Need Emergency Dental Care?

Here are a few instances of dental issues that require emergency dental care:

  • Loose Tooth

If you have a loose tooth, it could be an indicator of a dental infection or extensive decay. In such circumstances, you should make an appointment with Dr. Paulerio at Point Loma Family Dentistry in San Diego, California, as soon as possible in order to diagnose the source of the problem and address it.

  • Toothache 

Severe tooth pain requires rapid medical intervention. If you are experiencing severe pain or discomfort, you should call our office right away because rapid and accurate diagnosis is crucial in these cases.

  • Bleeding Gums

It is not 'normal' if your gums bleed when brushing or flossing. It is an indication of gingivitis or gum inflammation. Furthermore, if the bleeding is serious and frequent, and your gums begin to swell or ache, it is crucial that we identify the source of the problem and address it.

  • Tooth Abscess

An abscess is a pocket of pus at the root of a tooth that is usually caused by an infection. This infection has the potential to spread to neighboring tissues, resulting in a fever, constant toothache, or facial edema. In this case, immediate dental care is essential.

  • Teeth That Are Cracked or Fractured

Because an injury can affect both the interior and exterior of the tooth, cracked or fractured teeth require rapid care. Some fractures are so severe that they cause irreversible damage to the tooth. An emergency dental appointment is essential in these circumstances to save the natural tooth.

For more on the dental emergency services we provide at Point Loma Family Dentistry in Dentist in San Diego, CA, call (619) 223-3811 or visit us at 1635 Rosecrans St Ste A, San Diego, CA 92106.

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