Emergency Dental In Arlington, TX

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Emergency Dental in Arlington, TX

Emergency dentistry is focused on treating dental issues that require immediate attention, like extreme toothaches and dental trauma caused by accidents or contact sports.

At Oak Dentistry in Arlington, Texas, our dentists specialize in providing a wide range of dental services, including treating dental emergencies. If you have a dental emergency, you can reach us at (817) 375-0400.

When Do You Need Emergency Dentistry?

Here are a few common circumstances when you may need emergency dentistry services:
  • Severe oral pain and discomfort
  • Trauma resulting in the fracture or loss of a tooth
  • Oral infections, including abscesses
  • Swelling of the face or gums
  • Oral bleeding

What Qualifies as a Dental Emergency?

Dental issues requiring immediate attention to stop the bleeding, relieve severe pain, control severe infections, or preserve a natural tooth are regarded as dental emergencies.

In most cases, dental issues can wait a few days until a dental appointment with your dentist becomes available.

However, dental issues like fractured, chipped, cracked, severely infected teeth are more likely a dental emergency if they cause a lot of pain, facial swelling, or a high fever.

When Do You Need Emergency Dentistry?

The following are common dental emergencies we treat at Oak Dentistry in Arlington, Texas:

Severe Toothaches

A toothache is a clear sign of a dental issue. If you have an extreme toothache, you should schedule a dental appointment as soon as possible. Until then, you can apply a cold compress, rinse with salt water, or take an over-the-counter pain reliever.

Gingivitis or Bleeding Gums

Gums that bleed occasionally are normal. However, bleeding gums accompanied by pain or swelling could indicate a more serious dental or health problem that you must look into.

Bruising or Swelling in the Mouth or Jaw

In the event that your jaw or mouth suddenly becomes swollen, you should seek immediate treatment. An infection may have set in, your lymph nodes may be irritated, or something else may be affecting your oral health.

Exposed Nerves

Exposed nerves can cause excruciating pain and are considered a dental emergency. You should schedule a dental appointment immediately to prevent infections and nerve damage.

Broken Crown

An emergency dental appointment to replace a broken or fallen dental crown can help you avoid a root canal or tooth extraction if your crown breaks or falls off completely.

Missing Filling

A tooth missing its filling may lead to exposed nerves and cause more serious dental issues. That is why you should seek immediate treatment if you're missing a filling.

At Oak Dentistry in Arlington, TX, we offer on-call emergency dental treatments and procedures. For more details and appointments, call (817) 375-0400.

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