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Some dental problems require treatment sooner rather than later, which is why our team at Signature Smiles strives to offer patients timely care for their urgent needs. Emergency dental care is often needed if a patient has severe tooth decay or has had an accident that damaged their tooth. To help save the tooth and prevent the issue from getting any worse, our dentists will do their best to make these cases a priority and provide prompt treatment. By doing so, they can help patients relieve their discomfort and ensure the best possible outcome.

What Is a Dental Emergency?

The phrase “dental emergency” can refer to a range of potential conditions, including a toothache, dental trauma, sudden or unexplained pain, and other complications. Our team at Signature Smiles understands that timely relief is of the utmost importance in these situations, so we offer numerous options designed to provide speedy treatment. If you or a loved one are experiencing a dental emergency, we encourage you to call us immediately. One of our compassionate staff members can help you schedule a same-day appointment and, in some cases, offer suggestions over the phone for easing symptoms in the meantime.

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How Can I Prevent a Dental Emergency?

While some dental emergencies are unavoidable, there are some things patients can do to help limit their chances of experiencing one, such as:

What Dental Emergency Services Does Signature Smiles Offer?

The first step in treating any dental emergency is understanding the problem. From there, we will seek to provide you with the most efficient and effective treatment possible in order to relieve your discomfort and/or save your damaged or dislodged tooth. Some of the most common emergency dental services at Signature Smiles include:

Root Canal Therapy

A root canal is typically the preferred treatment method in cases where a tooth is severely decayed or damaged. One of our dentists will clear away infected tissue and sterilize the tooth. Once the tooth has been properly cleaned and sterilized, it will be filled and sealed to prevent further bacterial growth. Emergency root canals can often provide rapid relief for patients experiencing tooth pain.

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Porcelain Dental Crowns

Porcelain dental crowns are designed to cover and protect your natural tooth in the aftermath of decay or damage. They are often placed after a root canal to provide structural support and further protection. Crowns can also help reinforce a cracked, chipped, or severely worn tooth.

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Tooth Extraction

While our priority is generally to preserve as much of your natural tooth structure as possible, there are cases in which a tooth extraction may ultimately prove to be the optimal course of action. Our team will do everything we can to make the process gentle and comfortable, and we offer a number of tooth replacement options that can help restore your smile, including dental implants.

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To further promote patient comfort during treatment for a dental emergency, we offer several different forms of sedation dentistry. Contact us today to learn more.

How Can I Treat a Dental Concern at Home?

A dental emergency can be upsetting, but it is important to remain as calm as possible. In many cases, there are steps you can take at home to help reduce discomfort, limit damage, and even increase your chances of saving a dislodged tooth. Our dentists have provided some suggestions for what you can do in common emergency situations prior to seeking professional treatment:

For more information about dental emergencies or to get in touch with a member of our staff, please contact us today.

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