Any tooth pain or tooth injury is considered a dental emergency; and can put you in a stressful situation when deciding if you need to see an emergency dentist. Some of these emergencies are more urgent than others, and it is important to know the difference.
Here are some examples of urgent dental emergencies:
- Bleeding that won’t stop
- A knocked out or loose tooth
- Severe tooth pain
- Excessive swelling
- Injured jaw
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, please call Voyles Family Dental at 614-876-1241 right away. During off hours, a recording will prompt you to leave a message with your Doctor. If you don’t hear right back for whatever reason, head straight to an ER or to an Emergency Dentist. These symptoms can get very serious very quickly and should be treated as soon as possible.
Here are some examples of non-urgent dental emergencies:
- A broken or cracked tooth that isn’t painful
- Minor toothache
- A filling, crown or bridge that has fallen out
- A broken night guard or retainer
- Food stuck between teeth
The above symptoms are not as urgent, but can still be serious and should not be ignored. We recommend that you contact us as soon as possible, but most likely you’ll be okay to wait for normal business hours to be seen.