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How to Know When Your Dental Problem Is an Emergency

April 15, 2020
Posted By: Lakewood Dental Trails

Most of us know that a toothache is a sign of a problem that needs prompt attention. But what about a broken tooth? Or a lost dental crown? If your gums bleed when you brush, does that count as a dental emergency?

The thing is that you can’t always tell how urgent your dental needs are. This is why your emergency dentist in Temple asks that you always call us when you experience anything out of the ordinary with your oral health. 

If it concerns you, it concerns us, and we want to provide you with the prompt treatment and relief you need to get on with your day.

Emergency Dentistry in Temple

Some emergencies are obvious; others, not so much. Any of the following issues may be considered a dental emergency:

  • Broken or chipped teeth
  • Lost or loose crowns and fillings
  • Toothaches from mild to severe
  • Bleeding, swollen, or inflamed gums
  • Infected or abscessed teeth
  • Jaw pain or swelling
  • Dental trauma, including knocked-out tooth

Call Lakewood Dental Trails First

The first step is to call Lakewood Dental Trails so that we can provide you with the support, reassurance, and instructions you need for handling things till we see you. There’s no point in suffering or delaying treatment when help is just a phone call away.

In some cases, such as a broken tooth or lost dental crown, it’s probably safe to wait to see you until our next available appointment. Other emergencies, like a severe toothache or infected tooth may need immediate attention to save the tooth from extraction.

We Are Here for Your Dental Emergency

At Lakewood Dental Trails, we’ve all been where you are and understand how important it is for your oral health and peace of mind to get the urgent care you need. If you have a dental emergency, call our Temple dental office at (254) 206-3200, so we can see you as soon as possible.

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