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Dental Emergency

A dental emergency is an issue involving the teeth and supporting tissues that is of high importance to be treated by the relevant professional. Dental emergencies do not always involve pain, although this is a common signal that something needs to be looked at. Pain can originate from the tooth, surrounding tissues or can have the sensation of originating in the teeth but be caused by an independent source. Depending on the type of pain experienced an experienced clinician can determine the likely cause and can treat the issue as each tissue type gives different messages in a dental emergency. Some common dental emergencies include:


Sudden dental trauma, like biting a hard piece of food, can damage a tooth or result from a deep cavity you didn’t know you had.

Dental Abscess

A dental abscess can lead to a harmful oral infection and result from an injury, untreated cavity, or old dental work. Symptoms include bad breath, pain, and fever. If you have a dental abscess, we must see you as soon as possible to control the infection. Depending on the severity of the infection, treatment can include antibiotics, a root canal, or tooth extraction.