Smith Dental

What Is Considered a Dental Emergency?

January 25, 2022
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Posted By: Smith Dental

The team at Smith Dental takes a compassionate approach to dental emergencies. We know how frightening they can be, and we want to restore your oral health and well-being as soon as possible.

To help patients get the care they need, we offer emergency dentistry in three convenient Oregon locations:

  • Aloha
  • Hillsboro
  • Forest Grove

A Common Dental Emergency

The most common dental emergency is probably a toothache. In many cases, a toothache results from a deep tooth infection that requires root canal therapy.

If you have a deep tooth infection, you may notice one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Toothache
  • Jaw swelling
  • Gum blister

If you have this type of infection, it’s essential to seek treatment as soon as possible to save your tooth and prevent the spread of infection.

Root Canal Treatment

Root canal treatment is not scary. It’s a simple procedure that finds your dentist numbing the area around your tooth and extracting the infected tissues from its canal. The tooth is then sealed temporarily. At a later appointment, we usually cap your tooth with a dental crown to prevent fractures in the future.

Other Dental Emergencies

Dental emergencies include:

  • Broken tooth or restoration
  • Lost tooth or restoration
  • Object stuck between teeth or oral tissues
  • Tooth or oral trauma

Of course, there are other dental emergencies, but it’s impossible to imagine every situation. So, if ever you’re unsure, we encourage you to give us a call for further instructions.

We also strongly recommend visiting your local ER first if you sustained a body or head trauma. Then, you can contact your emergency dentist in Hillsboro, Forest Grove, or Aloha after you’ve been declared safe.

Emergency Dentistry Near Me: Three Convenient Locations

Have a toothache or other dental emergency? Get back to living your best life with our care and intervention. Reach out to a member of our helpful staff today.

We proudly serve all areas, including Aloha, Forest Grove, and Hillsboro.

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