Emergency Dentist

Jaw pain should be taken seriously, and if you have been in an accident, or suffered trauma to your jaw it may be time to call your dentist. Jaw pain is the most common sign of an issue, and knowing when to call your dentist is important. If you think you have a broken jaw, this is considered a dental emergency, and you should make an appointment right away. Depending on the severity we may encourage you to visit the hospital.

Symptoms You May Have a Broken Jaw

  • Bruising under your tongue
  • An injury to your ear canal
  • Your lip or chin feels numb
  • Your jaw is displaced
  • Swelling
  • Jaw will not open correctly
  • Your teeth are not in alignment
  • Problems speaking or chewing food
  • Extreme pain
  • Bleeding that will not subside

When you call our office we may ask you a series of questions to determine the best treatment plan. If you have experienced trauma, treatment for a broken jaw should be taken care of at a hospital. Other more serious symptoms may occur due to jaw trauma, and the hospital can provide the very best care. If you notice you have breathing issues please do not wait and call 911 immediately.

When you visit the hospital for a broken jaw x-rays will be taken and you will be given a physical exam. Depending on the severity jaw surgery may be recommended. Your jaw stability will be tested and blood work will be taken.

If dental work is required our skilled team is here to help. Our facility uses state of the art technology, and our staff is trained to help you with any emergency.

What Can I Do At Home Before I am Seen?

If you are not sure if your jaw is broken we encourage you to call our office or your doctor. Patients can place ice on the area at home to help control swelling and minimize pain while they wait to be seen. It is important to stay calm, and make sure you are seen as soon as possible.

Need To Make an Appointment?

If you feel you need to be seen in our office please give us a call and we will ensure you are seen right away. Never wait to be seen for an issue with your jaw. Our team will take a look and recommend a treatment plan, or advise you to be seen at a hospital.

To schedule an appointment please contact our office, and our staff will be happy to assist you!

Emergency Dentist

When you have a dental emergency there are a few things to consider when choosing what dentist to visit. Choosing the right dentist can make the process smooth and recovery quicker. In many cases patients do not have time in an emergency to search for the perfect dentist. Doing your research ahead of time is helpful so you know who to call if a dental emergency should occur.

What Should I Look For?

  • Research dentists in your area so the dentist is easy to get to and close to where you live. If you have to drive far to get to your dentist in an emergency this can add stress to the situation.
  • Ask what insurance plans the dental office accepts. Making sure your dentist accepts your insurance is important so you know this up front and are prepared. Call your insurance company and ask for a provider list. This can help give you a list of who has emergency hours and accepts emergency patients.
  • Ask about their hours of operation and if they are open for extended hours. Dental emergencies can happen at any time of the day, and knowing your dentist can accommodate hours outside of the work day may help. If a dentist accepts patients on an emergency basis this should be acceptable.
  • Make sure to ask the dentist if they treat both adults and children. Knowing you can run your child to their office is important ahead of time. For patients with children it is convenient to go to a dentist that handles dental emergencies for the entire family.
  • Ask what services they provide ahead of time. If you have a dental emergency and need cosmetic dental work afterwards, it is important to know if your dentist can provide that service. Otherwise, you may need a referral and have to see another dentist after the emergency is treated.

Interested in Finding Out More?

Preparing for an emergency is important, and knowing where to go can help ease stress during an emergency situation. Make sure to do your research ahead of time so you are prepared in the event of an emergency. Our dental office accommodates dental emergencies, and our patients are in good hands should they need emergency care.

If patients have questions about our emergency procedures and services we encourage you to call our office. Our friendly staff can answer any questions you may have.

To get in touch with us please contact our office and our staff will be happy to help!