A broken or knocked-out tooth is an obvious dental emergency.
Most people wouldn’t hesitate for a moment to wonder about whether or not to call a dentist for help.
But tooth pain is a little different. We often see patients who waited a few days before reaching out to us because they thought it might go away or hoped it wasn’t anything serious.
What usually ends up happening is that by the time we see them, the toothache is so intense they can no longer ignore it.
The fact is that any kind of pain or discomfort in your mouth should be treated as an emergency. Not only do we want to treat the underlying problem as quickly as possible to protect your oral and overall health, but we also want to get you out of pain!
We want you to call us right away any time you’re experiencing a dental problem, even if you think it can probably wait until your next checkup. You can’t be too careful when it comes to catching an oral infection early or preventing a problem down the road when a tooth is fractured in some way.