Emergency Dental Services
Dental emergencies can be discomforting and even devastating. They happen often at the most inconvenient time, making a visit to the dentist unavoidable. Depending on the nature of the emergency, you probably experienced excruciating pain and had to endure the inconvenience. When you are suffering a dental emergency, the first thing you should do is call an emergency dentist.
At BrightCraft Dental and Laser, we offer emergency services whether you’re a current or new patient.
What is considered a dental emergency?
If you’re suffering through a dental emergency, it’s vital that you contact your dentist immediately so you can determine if your case is truly a dental emergency. The following are widely considered dental emergencies that may require you to visit your dentist for urgent medical attention․
✓ Extreme pain
Pain is usually your body’s way of telling you that something is not right, it may indicate several conditions including tooth decay. Although some types of pain can be managed, others are severe and require urgent attention. If you’re feeling extreme pain, avoid taking painkillers as they may contact the affected gums and burn the tissue. Instead, use a cold compress to the outside of the cheek and get in touch with us at BrightCraft Dental and Laser via our contact channels.
✓ Fractured tooth
A broken or fractured tooth doesn’t just ruin your smile but exposes you to the risk of pain. When you notice that your tooth is broken, don’t hesitate to reach your dentist. You can suppress the pain by applying a cold compress to the part of your face that’s affected. The earlier you’re able to reach the dentist, the better your chances of saving your tooth.
✓ Lost crown or filling
Crowns and fillings help to restore previously damaged teeth so you can regain your smile and bite. When they get lost, you need to see a dentist right away to avoid further damage or infection. If you’re able to find the crown or filling, place it in a zip-top bag and bring it to our office.
Infections are a serious dental emergency that can cause excruciating pain. They’re one of the unfortunate consequences of ignoring the initial pain. You can tell if the dental issue is an infection by checking your gums for a painful, pimple-like swollen spot.
✓ A dental emergency is any issues involving your teeth and supporting issues that need immediate attention.
✓ It is any dental problem that requires urgent treatment to stop bleeding, alleviate pain or prevent tooth loss.
✓ Unlike regular checkups or scheduled treatments and procedures, dental emergencies are unexpected and unplanned.
✓ They require action to deal with the situation and bring it under control.
✓ Unplanned visits to the dentists are normal, which is why we offer emergency dental services so you can see a skilled dentist right when you need to.
✓ BrightCraft Dental and Laser happy to serve you if you’re having a dental emergency, so contact us right away.
✓ We are able to accommodate emergency walk-in appointments, same-day appointments and even next-day appointments if it works for you.
How can I manage pain during a dental emergency?
Here are some things you can do to alleviate pain before you’re able to see the dentist:
✓ Swish the mouth with warm salt water
✓ Apply a cold compress (ice pack wrapped in a cloth) to the painful area
✓ Keep your head elevated
We provide exceptional emergency dental services in Burbank!
Dental issues tend to get worse if left untreated. If you’re experiencing pain or discomfort and would like to receive emergency dental care, BrightCraft Dental and Laser is here for you. We are happy to serve you 24/7 so you can get back on your feet and be healed up. Our skilled dentists provide the same quality care you receive during regular dental visits. Contact us today.