Your dental health is important, and our patients’ safety is our top priority. We want to assure you of the measures we take to maintain a clean and safe environment so you can continue to receive needed dental care without fear or concern. We are monitoring the COVID-19 situation and all CDC guidelines very closely.
Dental pain is one of the worst types of pain; it will drive you to ask, “Where can I find an emergency dental office near me?” Finding an emergency dental office is the first step toward pain relief, which should relieve some of your stress.
Where Can I Find Emergency Dental Services Near Me?
Emergency dentists will see individuals with a dental emergency. Our qualified dentists provide emergency dental services to our valued patients during office hours. Call our office to schedule an appointment and we will do our best to get you in the same day that you call. If you have severe dental trauma, serious bleeding or any other problem that requires immediate assistance, go to your local ER or call 911.
What Is Emergency Dental Care?
Emergency dentists in Chesapeake will treat painful toothaches and other problems that require prompt attention to alleviate pain, stop an infection from spreading, and prevent further damage to the tooth. Emergency dental care our dentists provide during our normal business hours include:
- Emergency extractions
- Treatment for dental infections
- Care for severe tooth pain
- Replacing lost fillings
- Emergency repair for chipped teeth
When Should I Call an Emergency Dental Office Near Me?
I’m not sure if my condition justifies needing emergency dental services, what should I do?
You can call our office to ask us if we would consider your problem an emergency or see below for some of the conditions emergency dentists in Chesapeake treat. Someone will see you quickly if you are experiencing:
Broken or Fractured Teeth
Having a broken, fractured or cracked tooth repaired by emergency dentists increases the chances of you being able to keep the tooth.
Rinse your knocked out teeth in warm water and try to put them back in the socket. If you can’t, put them in a glass of milk and call our office for assistance.
Severe Toothache Pain or Pressure
Emergency dentists can determine the cause of your toothache pain or pressure and treat it, so you won’t be in pain anymore.
Minor tooth sensitivity isn’t an emergency; however, if your tooth is suddenly very sensitive, it may indicate a gum infection or a fractured tooth.
Dental Decay (Cavities)
Dental decay (cavities) can cause anything from a mild tinge of pain to a throbbing toothache that will make you want to scream. If you are in severe pain, call our office to have emergency dentists treat your tooth.
An abscessed tooth needs emergency dental care to keep the infection from spreading. Call our emergency dental office and request an appointment; we will see you as soon as we can during normal office hours.
Lost or Loose Fillings
While not a dire emergency, you should call our office if you have a lost or loose filling. Our dentist will check to see if decay under the filling caused the problem, and then he or she will replace the filling to keep bacteria from becoming trapped in the cavity.
Broken Crowns or Lost Restorations
When you have a broken crown or a lost restoration, the tooth is usually quite sensitive. It is also vulnerable to damage, so you want to bring in your broken crown for repair as soon as possible.
Orthodontic Pain or Injuries
Call our office for treatment of orthodontic pain or injuries.
Tooth Enamel Worn by Teeth Grinding
If you have tooth enamel worn by tooth grinding to such a degree that your teeth are very sensitive, emergency dentists can fit you with a bruxism night guard to prevent further enamel loss and talk to you about ways to repair your teeth.
Sinus pressure can cause a sinus toothache in your upper molars, but it could also indicate impacted wisdom teeth or a dental infection.
What Do I Do If I’m Experiencing a More Serious Issue?
Some dental problems are more serious than the ones listed above. If you are experiencing any distressing problems like the ones below, call 911:
- Sudden trauma involving the face, jaw, or mouth
- Severe bleeding
- Acute swelling in your face or gums
- Difficulty breathing
If you have a minor emergency after hours, call our office and we will arrange for you to see one of our dentists during office hours. If you need 24hr urgent dental care, call 911, call your primary care provider or go to the closest emergency room for a solution from emergency dentists.
Can you help with finding affordable 24hr emergency dental care near me?
If you need immediate emergency dental care, which cannot wait for our office to open, you should call 911 or have someone drive you to an emergency room right away. Dental care will cost more at a hospital; however, if you are having trouble breathing or your mouth is filling up with blood, do not delay getting help. Your health insurance may cover medically necessary care.