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Dental Emergencies

Some emergencies are more dire than others, but immediate treatment is necessary for any type of dental-related problem.

What’s a Dental Emergency?

A dental emergency can happen at virtually any time and leave you in pain or feeling uncomfortable and frustrated. Some emergencies are more dire than others, but immediate treatment is necessary for any type of dental-related problem. Dr. Melissa Schuldt is able to offer emergency treatment for all patients, both new and existing. It is important to call our office as soon as you notice there is a problem relating to your dental or oral health.

Why is treatment necessary for Dental Emergencies?

If an emergency is left untreated, it can and will eventually get worse. A simple emergency can become more insidious, requiring more invasive treatment. For this reason, it is important that you contact our office as soon as you notice there’s a problem. We will do everything in our power to ensure that the situation is handled and that you can walk away pain and frustration-free.

What are considered Dental Emergencies?

Any situation that is causing you pain, discomfort or distress can be considered a dental emergency. We are equipped to handle most emergencies and will be happy to take new patients who are coming to us for care. Some of the more common problems that we see regularly include:

• Pain and toothaches
• Abscesses and infections
• Broken or lost restorations (veneers, fillings, crowns, fixed bridges)
• Broken or cracked prosthetic appliances (dentures, partials)
• Broken, chipped, split or cracked teeth
• Orthodontic emergencies
• Sensitivity and gum inflammation
• Wisdom tooth pain, infection or inflammation

What can you expect during your Dental Emergency appointment?

You’ll first come into our warm, inviting office to be seen by Dr. Melissa Schuldt. An x-ray may be required to help us determine the cause of your pain or discomfort. If antibiotics are required, we’ll prescribe them to you before any treatment can be started. We will work to resolve the emergency at your initial appointment. It is important that you return to the office if additional treatment is needed. Seeking help for an emergency early on helps to prevent it from becoming worse.

If you’re experiencing an emergency and need to be seen right away, call our office and our helpful staff members will get you in to be seen immediately.