Emergency Dental Care in Aurora, CO
Dental emergencies can happen to anyone, and they frequently occur when it's not convenient. You might be out to dinner with friends when suddenly a tooth breaks or a filling falls out.
If you have experienced an injury, broken tooth, infection, or toothache, we might need to see you immediately. Don't hesitate to contact Uptown Comprehensive Dentistry and Prosthodontics for an appointment. We can talk to you about what happened and assess whether you need to be seen right away or if it can wait until our next available appointment.
Even if you are not a regular patient, we welcome your call. We will get you in as soon as possible so we can assess your situation and try to prevent further damage.
If you are unsure about how urgent your situation is, please contact our office and we can walk you through the next steps.
Common Dental Emergencies
Most dentists will concur that a toothache is one of the most common dental emergencies. Dental pain is never normal, especially when it is unbearable.
A toothache that starts out mild but escalates quickly might be an indicator that there is an infection deep within the tooth root. When the pulp of the tooth becomes infected, this inflamed material needs to be removed and a root canal is probably necessary.
A mild toothache could indicate that you've lost a filling or have a filling that has become fractured so your tooth suddenly feels sensitive. This might be able to wait unless the discomfort is particularly bad.
Trauma, such as a blow to the face or an automobile accident, might also mean an emergency visit to the dentist. If you are bleeding and unable to staunch the blood, or if you think you might have broken your jaw, please go to the nearest emergency room or call 911.
If you have a tooth that has been broken, loosened, or knocked out from a blow to the face, call us immediately. Often getting immediate care can mean the difference between saving your tooth or losing it
Preventing Future Dental Emergencies
Not all dental emergencies can be prevented, but many can because one of the main causes of dental emergencies is avoiding regular visits to the dentist. Prevention is key and offers a way for your dentist to detect dental issues before they grow into emergency problems. Regular trips to your dentist are the best way to avoid an emergency situation.
If you are anxious about routine visits to the dentist, or if it's been a while since your last visit, rest assured that you will receive no judgments from our welcoming team. Let us know of your anxiety when you make your appointment, and we will be sure to treat you gently, so you can feel relaxed when you are with us.
If you know or think you might be facing a dental emergency, give Uptown Comprehensive Dentistry and Prosthodontics a call. We can talk you through the situation, and if necessary, Dr. Chen will do his best to see you on that very same day. Give us a call!