Severe and sudden toothaches are another reason people end up needing an emergency dentist. EMERGENCY DENTIST OF PORTLAND is an expert at examining teeth and determining what is causing the pain. It may be a little cavity that grew into a big one and now requires a root canal. Another possibility is gum disease which can cause the gums to recede, leaving the tooth and roots exposed.
What is a Dental Emergency?
Dental emergencies come in many shapes and can be caused by a number of different factors. Some, such as tooth avulsion or fracture, clearly require immediate attention, others like toothache or pain when chewing can be less obvious. As there are minimal physical symptoms with some serious dental problems, many patients may try to ignore the pain, letting an emergency go on untreated. This can lead to worsening dental health and may mean more extensive dental care in the future.
Treating Your Dental Emergency
EMERGENCY DENTIST OF PORTLAND is equipped to handle a number of different dental emergencies. Starting with an in-depth examination, high-tech diagnostic tools are used to identify the cause of your unique dental emergency. After developing a strategy to treat your immediate needs, our dentists begin creating a long-term solution that enhances the overall health of your smile while preventing recurrent damage.
Seeking the right restoration for your smile is a key part of successful emergency dental care. Depending on the extent of damage to your dentition, your emergency restoration options can range from an inlay or crown to a full dental implant. At EMERGENCY DENTIST OF PORTLAND, we offer a number of restorative dental treatments which can be tailored to meet your unique health needs and aesthetic goals.
Providing Immediate Relief and Lasting Care
Between the discomfort of a dental emergency and possibility of needing advanced care, dental anxiety is a common side effect that can prevent patients from seeking immediate attention for their emergencies.
At EMERGENCY DENTIST OF PORTLAND, we are dedicated to providing comprehensive treatment in a comfortable environment. To help patients relax during their emergency visit, oral conscious sedation is available at our dental practice. When combined with advanced treatments and innovative technology, emergency care is as simple and straightforward as a normal cleaning.