What is a Dental Emergency?
A dental emergency is any type of pain or injury caused by physical trauma that requires immediate attention. While dental emergencies are rare they can happen. It’s important to stay calm and contact our office immediately. Whether it’s caused by physical trauma or any other issue, we’ll make ourselves available so you can get the care you need.
If you’re experiencing a dental emergency, call our Rutland office at (802) 773-1020. When your oral health is at risk, we’ll do everything we can to address the situation as soon as possible.
Common Dental Emergencies & How to Handle Them
A damaged restoration, such as a crown or filling, leaves your tooth exposed and vulnerable to harmful bacteria that can cause immense pain and lead to an infection. If you've damaged your restoration, contact our Rutland office right away so we can get you the treatment you need.
A simple toothache from a broken or dislodged crown or bridge, a deep cavity, sensitive gums, or a chipped tooth is typically the least severe dental emergency. If your pain is manageable, you may not need to see us right away. However, if your pain is unbearable, contact our office to schedule an appointment. From there, one of our Rutland dentists will perform an evaluation and determine the best course of treatment.
A dental abscess occurs when the nerve of the tooth has become infected with bacteria. If left untreated, the bacteria can spread to your jaw, mouth, and eventually into the face causing swelling from the infection. By scheduling an appointment at Taconic Dental Arts, we’ll be able to drain the abscess. However, in some cases, we may recommend root canal treatment or tooth extraction to get rid of the infection.
Dental trauma, also known as facial trauma, usually occurs as a result of an accident or sports injury. Dental trauma can include the following:
- Chipped or fractured teeth
- Dislodged teeth
- Knocked-out teeth
Severely damaged teeth can cause extreme pain, especially when the inner layer of the tooth, called the dentin, is exposed. If you’ve damaged your tooth, contact our Rutland office immediately to prevent further risk of infection. We may suggest a composite filling, dental crown, or root canal treatment to restore your oral health and alleviate your pain.
Frequently Asked Questions
Get The Emergency Dental Care You Need
If you’re experiencing a dental emergency, don’t wait to get the care you need. At Taconic Dental Arts, our excellent dental team can provide you with solutions to common dental emergencies, ensuring you don’t experience any further damage. Call our Rutland office at (802) 773-1020 and we’ll make sure your dental needs are taken care of as soon as possible.