Experiencing a dire medical situation? We're here for you!
Dental emergencies can occur from time to time, and it is vitally important that you know what to do during these situations. After all, foregoing treatment for something like a knocked out tooth or uncontrollable oral bleeding can have a lasting negative impact on your overall health! Luckily, if a dental emergency does occur, Dr. Farrel Gerber of Gerber Dental Care in North Huntington, PA, is here to help!
Types of Dental Emergencies
Dental emergencies refer to situations that require immediate dental care to prevent further complications from developing. Some situations that should be treated as soon as possible include:
- Injuries to the jaw
- Having a tooth knocked loose
- Having a tooth knocked out
- Painful swelling of the mouth
- Extremely severe toothaches
- An abscess in the gums
- Uncontrollable oral bleeding
Other Urgent Dental Situations
Although not quite considered emergencies, there are other types of dental situations which still require prompt treatment. If one of these occurs to you, it is possible to forego a visit for a couple of days if an immediate visit to our North Huntington, PA, office is an impossibility. That being said, it is still not best to delay treatment more than a few days or the problem could progress. Dental situations that should be treated promptly but are not emergencies include:
- Minor toothaches
- A cracked or chipped tooth
- Loss of dental work (fillings, crowns, etc.)
- Breaking a night guard or retainer
- Inability to remove food particles lodged between teeth
Need Immediate Care? Give Us a Call!
Be sure to see a dentist right away in a dental emergency. Nonemergency dental situations can be treated by your North Huntington, PA, dentist within a few days. If you experience a dental emergency, contact Dr. Gerber immediately by calling Gerber Dental Care at (724) 864-7900.