When Is Emergency Dental Care Necessary?

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Most individuals do not expect to suffer a dental emergency, especially one requiring immediate care. Yet, accidents happen, even to those with the very best oral care. Thus, it’s important to learn about your oral health, and when emergency dental care is necessary. After all—it could mean the difference between saving and losing a tooth. Bringing a full selection of top quality dental care services to the Sioux Falls area, Dr. John Welch and the team at Whispering Creek Dental are ready and fully equipped to resolve dental emergencies with flexible scheduling. When dental emergencies catch you by surprise, you will feel at ease with caring and compassionate care at Whispering Creek Dental.
If you find yourself experiencing any of the following, emergency dental care may be necessary:

Toothache: While a toothache can range from mild to severe, it’s important not to ignore your pain. There are many possible causes of toothaches including cavities, gum disease, abscessed tooth, a cracked tooth, jaw disorder, or even a sinus infection.

Broken, Chipped, or a Knocked-Out Tooth: When a tooth becomes broken, chipped, or knocked-out, time is of the essence. Thus, it’s important to call the dentist immediately to schedule an appointment. The dentist will likely provide some tips for preserving the tooth until you arrive at the office.

Broken Jaw: If you suspect that your jaw is broken, whether due to an accident, trauma, or sports-related injury, it’s imperative to call the dentist right away. In the meantime, applying ice to the jaw will help reduce inflammation.

Bitten Tongue or Lip: If you have bitten your tongue or lip and bleeding is persistent, call the dentist right away. While treatment may be as simple as applying a cold compress, there are some cases that require additional treatment to prevent infection.

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Whispering Creek Dental
5402 Morningside Ave.
Sioux City, IA 51106
(712) 276-8432