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When is Emergency Dentistry Needed?

Life offers numerous challenges that you can't always be prepared for, including circumstances that result in dental trauma. At Santee Dental Team in Santee, CA, Dr. Michael Tyler and Dr. Jared Gibbons provide careful and attentive emergency dentistry when suffering from damaged teeth.

Asking Yourself The Right Questions

When you're experiencing consistent oral discomfort or pain, it's important to distinguish what qualifies as a dental emergency.

You'll be able to best determine when it's time for emergency dentistry in Santee, CA, to take action by asking yourself the following questions:

  1. How severe is your pain? Persistent bleeding and/or pain is a notable indicator of a dental emergency.
  2. Did you lose a tooth? Responding quickly to losing a permanent tooth can increase your chance of saving the tooth.
  3. Are any of your teeth loose? Regardless of whether pain is present or not, a loose tooth should never occur in adults—loose teeth are often a sign of a greater dental issue.
  4. Is there any swelling present? Swelling or inflammation of the gums signals an infection that should receive immediate treatment. Swelling can appear on your gums or around your face.

The human body is often very quick to realize that you're experiencing a medical emergency, but it's important to note that not every medical emergency requires a visit to the ER.

Addressing the questions above, you can make an apt decision that can prevent any future dental or even additional health problems.

Recognizing The Signs Of A Dental Emergency

At Santee Dental Team, we never want to see our patients in distress or experiencing significant pain. If you are not experiencing a dental emergency, but have further questions regarding our emergency services, we encourage you to give our office a call!

Upon determining your symptoms align with the prompted questions above, you should contact our office immediately. If our team does not answer the phone, our voicemail provides explicit instructions on what to do if you're experiencing a dental emergency.

Through emergency dentistry, Dr. Tyler and Dr. Gibbons in Santee, CA, are prepared to offer their diligent support and refined expertise to preserve your smile. You can reach our office by calling (619) 449-0050.

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