Realizing you need an emergency dentist appointment can be stressful, but finding a caring, compassionate dental team can make all the difference! At Renken Dentistry, we understand that dental emergencies can occur at any time for our Georgetown TX patients; when you call us with a dental emergency, we’ll make every attempt to accommodate you and schedule your exam as soon as possible.
Do I Need Emergency Dental Care?
Sometimes it can be difficult to tell if the symptoms you’re experiencing require emergency dental care. If you’ve recently chipped your tooth or are experiencing a mild toothache, these should definitely be seen soon, but may not require an emergency visit. If you’re experiencing any of the following symptoms, you should make an appointment as soon as possible to prevent further pain or complications:
- A painful chipped tooth
- Oral bleeding that won’t stop
- Loose adult teeth
- Inflamed and/or painful gums
- Facial swelling near your jaw
- A severe or sudden toothache
- Knocked out, cracked, or broken teeth
In general, anytime you’re experiencing moderate to severe pain, swelling, or significant bleeding, you schedule an exam with an emergency dentist. A dental abscess is always an emergency and should be addressed right away as it could significantly impact your overall health. Some common symptoms of an abscess include a fever, swollen and tender lymph nodes in your neck, tooth sensitivity to hot and cold foods, and facial or gum swelling.
Some dental emergencies can be prevented by staying on top of your oral hygiene and being proactive when playing sports, however, others may be completely unavoidable, such as knocking out a tooth during a car accident. Whatever is the cause of your dental emergency, we’ll tailor a custom treatment plan to fit your needs and restore your oral health.
If you’ve been searching for an “emergency dentist with me,” you’ll be happy you found Renken Dentistry! When you’re experiencing pain, swelling, or any other emergency symptoms, don’t hesitate to give our Georgetown TX office a call at 512-863-7777 or schedule an appointment through our online form.