What Constitutes a Dental Emergency?
By Davis & Beyer Dental Health Professionals
October 01, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

ToothacheA dental problem can be considered an emergency if it requires immediate care in order to prevent permanent damage or tooth loss. Anything from severe pain to bleeding or a broken or knocked out tooth may require immediate emergency treatment. The dentists at Davis & Beyer Dental Health Professionals Dr. Charles Davis, Dr. Brent Beyer and Dr. Frank Lewicki offer emergency dental services in Venice, FL.

Emergency Dentistry Services in Venice, FL

Emergency dental treatment generally applies to traumatic injuries like fall, sports injury, or other forms of impact or trauma that cause a tooth to become loose, fractured, or knocked out completely. Pain and signs of infection should also be evaluated by a dentist as quickly as possible.

What is the Difference Between Emergency Dentistry and a Regular Appointment?

Even if you have a regular dentist, it usually takes a little time to get an appointment for regular services like a dental cleaning or restorative procedure like a filling or a crown, and getting an appointment on short notice is not always possible due to factors like office hours or a fully booked schedule. An emergency appointment allows you to see the dentist on short notice and get the care you need quickly in order to save your tooth.

In some cases, you may not experience significant symptoms right away like bleeding or swelling, but even a small crack or fracture from light to moderate trauma can cause damage and allow bacteria to reach the pulp, the soft tissue in every tooth that contains the root and a network of blood vessels and nerves. In this case, a root canal may be necessary to clean the tooth and remove the damaged tissue to prevent permanent damage. If you are not sure if you are experiencing a dental emergency, call the dentist and describe your symptoms to be sure.

Find an Emergency Dentist in Venice, FL

For more information about emergency dental services and when to seek immediate treatment, and to learn more about our general and cosmetic dentistry services, contact Davis & Beyer Dental Health Professionals by calling 941-488-1075 to schedule an appointment with one of our dentists today.