Damaged or Missing Crowns, Fillings, Veneers, or Bridges
Damaging or knocking out a crown, filling, veneer, or bridge is just as bad as knocking out a natural tooth. These restorations or tooth replacements are there to protect your teeth, gums, and mouth. Without them, you’re more susceptible to bacteria which can lead to infection.
You’ll likely feel pain from knocking out a restoration because the tooth or gum underneath will be sensitive. Be sure to call your emergency dentist at (509) 927-2273.
Tooth Abscess or Swelling
A tooth abscess is a deep pocket filled with pus due to an infection. This happens at the top of your tooth root or on top of your gum. Abscesses are extremely painful. Symptoms include:
- Sensitivity to temperature
- Pressure sensitivity
- Facial swelling
- Throbbing pain
- Bad breath
- Swollen lymph nodes
Call your emergency dentist in Spokane Valley immediately if you think you have an abscess at (509) 927-2273.
Toothaches hurt! Don’t suffer from a toothache when you don’t have to. A toothache is always a sign of a larger problem that we can mitigate to relieve your pain and prevent complications. You might need an emergency root canal or tooth extraction. Call your emergency dentist in Spokane Valley if you have a severe toothache.
Broken dentures may not seem like a huge issue, but they are when you’re still trying to use them. Broken dentures can cause lacerations on your gums and open your gums up for bacteria to form. If your dentures break, your emergency dentist in Spokane Valley can help.
Spots on Gums or Teeth
Spots on your teeth are usually decay. This may not require same-day treatment unless you are experiencing pain. Either way, it’s best to get in as soon as possible so we can treat your tooth decay before it spreads.
Spots on your gums are usually canker sores, but if it’s not, gum disease or oral cancer are most likely culprits. In this case, call (509) 927-2273 or emergency dental treatment.
Symptoms of gum disease include:
- Bad breath that won’t go away with brushing or mouthwash
- Red or swollen gums
- Sensitive or bleeding gums
- Pain when chewing
- Loose teeth
- Sensitive teeth
- Receding gums or teeth that suddenly appear longer than normal
- Orthodontic Emergency
If you have an accident where your braces are damaged, call us and let us know you have an orthodontic emergency. Our Spokane Valley dentists don’t want your orthodontic treatment interrupted by a tooth or teeth moving in the wrong direction because your braces were damaged. You could even develop jaw problems if you leave damaged braces for too long. So call your emergency dentist at (509) 927-2273 if you damage your braces.
Don’t Wait on Emergency Dental Issues
Emergency dental treatment saves you money, time, and natural teeth. Don’t wait if you are experiencing any of the above emergency dental situations. If something is not on this list that you feel is emergent, call us and let us know about your emergency so we can help as soon as possible.
If you have a dental emergency, call us now: (509) 927-2273