Emergency Dentistry

It is important to visit your dentist at least twice a year. Even those who follow a strict oral healthcare routine at home are encouraged to visit the dentist twice a year. That is because plaque and tartar buildup occurs even with diligent brushing and flossing. Even the best at-home oral health regimen is no match for professional dental cleaning.

Dental emergencies include everything from broken teeth to a lost filling. Any of these can interrupt your day and impact your oral health. Of course, if you experience any of these issues, call us immediately, and we’ll get you in as soon as possible.

How can you prepare for a dental emergency?

The best way to prepare for a dental emergency is to be aware of the first aid measures that you should take in case you encounter one. If you experience a dental emergency, such as a broken tooth, cracked tooth, or knocked out tooth, contact your dentist immediately. If possible, try to save the tooth and bring it to your appointment, but do not force it into the socket. If you can, place the tooth in a glass of milk while bringing it to the dentist.

What do dental emergencies look like?

Most dental emergencies are the result of accidents, such as sports injuries or automobile accidents. However, sometimes symptoms can develop without a specific cause. Regardless of the cause, any dental emergency should be taken seriously.

Any of the following symptoms may indicate a dental emergency:

  • Severe, throbbing pain
  • Bleeding
  • A knocked-out tooth
  • A broken tooth
  • A cracked tooth
  • A loose tooth
  • A lost filling or crown
  • A broken or chipped tooth
  • Damaged braces
  • An oral infection

What is an emergency root canal?

A root canal becomes an emergency when the infection is severe, and the tooth is in danger of dying. A root canal is a procedure that removes a damaged nerve and any infected tissue from the center portion of a tooth. When a tooth is infected, the infection can spread to the tooth’s roots. The roots are hollow canals that extend into the jawbone. Root canal therapy involves removing any infected tissue and filling the hollow canal with a rubbery material called gutta-percha.

What is an emergency tooth extraction?

An emergency tooth extraction is the removal of a tooth that is causing extreme pain and cannot be saved with more conservative treatments. Patients can request an emergency tooth extraction if they are experiencing symptoms such as severe, throbbing pain, swelling, fever, gum or facial swelling, swollen lymph nodes, limited jaw mobility, fractured or broken tooth, etc.

What is an emergency dental crown?

An emergency dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap that covers a tooth that has suffered trauma, such as a chip, crack, or break. Typically, a crown is cemented over a tooth that is structurally sound but needs to be covered or covered to protect it from further damage.

Once the extent of the damage has been determined, and a crown has been determined to be the appropriate solution, the damaged or broken tooth is prepared. A thin layer of enamel is removed to allow the crown to sit flush against the tooth, and the inside is shaped to allow the crown to fit over the tooth comfortably. Once prepared, the dental crown is ready to be bonded in place.

To find out more about the dental services offered at Wagner Dental, call (702)-878-5599 or schedule an online consultation. You can also visit us at 2045 Village Center Circle, Las Vegas, NV 89134.

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