Emergency Dental Care In Trinity, Florida
Does a tooth hurt when you eat? Is your tooth sensitive to hot or cold? Does your pain come and go? These are common symptoms of a cracked, chipped, or fractured tooth. If left untreated, your tooth and the surrounding bone and gum tissue can become infected. Don’t wait any longer to restore your teeth to their healthy state. Come in today.
Do you need an emergency extraction?
If you’re in pain and think you may need an extraction, contact us right away. Pulling a tooth should always be the last resort, especially since there are many different treatments to save natural teeth. But sometimes, a badly damaged or injured tooth can’t be saved. Dr. Gjelaj will work with you to assess your options for replacing a missing tooth. To get out of pain and avoid further complications, call us immediately.
This Guide Will Include:
Common Dental Emergencies
Steps to take with a dental emergency
What is not considered a dental emergency
Are you in pain?
Common dental problems come with some level of pain. In fact, cold sensitivity is common in periodontal patients. The extent of your pain determines whether you have a dental emergency or a problem that just requires a scheduled evaluation.
If you have pain, you can take over-the-counter pain relievers at home until your appointment. If your pain is severe, throbbing, or does not minimize with over-the-counter pain relievers, you need to call to be seen immediately.
Are your gums swelling?
Gum swelling with or without pain can indicate a severe mouth infection. If that swelling is mild, you may need a periodontal evaluation for its cause. But if that swelling is severe or extends to your face, it is considered severe and needs immediate attention.
Some causes of gum swelling are:
Gingival Abscess – a swelling that occurs when something foreign gets stuck under your gums. One common culprit of a gingival abscess is something like a popcorn kernel. Typically, it will work itself out on its own. But if the swelling continues or worsens, you should be evaluated with a scheduled appointment.
Periodontal Abscess – a swelling that occurs when patients have severe periodontal disease with an active infection that requires prompt attention. If the area is in the mouth only without pain, you can call the office for an appointment. However, if the swelling has spread to your face and you’re are experiencing pain, you have a severe infection that requires immediate attention.
Pericoronitis – inflammation around the gum tissue surrounding a partially erupted tooth. While this inflammation is usually mild and can resolve on its own with proper oral home care, it can become severe if you experience severe pain and face swelling and will require immediate attention.
In a world of corporate takeovers – even in the dental industry – isn’t it nice to know that you can still find excellent patient care that exceeds expectations from a locally owned practice and a world-class doctor supported by a team of dental professionals who pay meticulous attention to detail and patient comfort?
Dr. Xhoana Gjelaj specializes in a full range of dental procedures with special emphasis on Cosmetic Dentistry to Dental Implants Treatments. Working in a state-of-art dental facility with a completely digital workflow, Dr. Gjelaj and her team are prepared to solve the most complex dental problems all under one roof, often in just one day—no need to travel to different offices, meeting with multiple doctors.
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