Emergency Dentistry: When Do You Need It?

If you experience dental problems like bleeding, severe pain, infections, or fractured or knocked-out teeth, you should see an emergency dentist. Mountain Stream Dental in Springfield, OR, provides emergency dental treatments and procedures that deliver the best possible outcomes for your dental health.

What Is a Dental Emergency?

Dental issues that cause pain, severe discomfort, or involve bleeding are considered dental emergencies. If you have suffered a major injury to your face or mouth that requires immediate medical attention, you should seek emergency dentistry services.

You can always phone your dentist and describe your condition so that they can assess whether or not your scenario is truly a dental emergency. If you require urgent care, your dentist should make every effort to see you as quickly as possible.

Common Dental Emergencies

The most common dental emergencies include: 

  • Knocked-Out Teeth

A dental emergency involving one or more teeth that are knocked out is frequently caused by trauma, accidents, or playing sports. The tooth may be reimplanted if you save it and see a dentist as soon as possible.

  • Bleeding From the Mouth/Mouth Injury

Being hit in the mouth or falling on your face can result in mouth and gum injuries. If you are bleeding from a mouth injury, it is critical to get basic first aid and see a dentist as soon as possible.

  • Severe Toothache

Severe toothaches can be caused by cavities, loss of a filling, gum disease, or a pulp infection. To determine the source of the discomfort, you should consult a dentist as soon as possible.

  • Tongue/Mouth Bites

If you frequently bite your tongue or mouth, you may have bite issues that can be resolved with immediate dental care to realign your teeth. If your wounds are not healing or are extremely painful, you may require emergency dental care.

  • Cracked or Fractured Tooth/Teeth

Teeth fractures can occur as a result of biting down on something hard or being hit in the mouth. If you have a fractured tooth, you must find the missing pieces and see a dentist to get the tooth repaired.

Our professional team at Mountain Stream Dental provides the best emergency dental care in Springfield, OR. To book an appointment, call (541) 345-5363 or visit our office at 498 Harlow Rd #2, Springfield, OR 97477.


498 Harlow Rd #2, Springfield, OR 97477

Phone: (541) 345-5363

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