When you have sudden tooth pain or an injury, you simply cannot afford to wait around. Getting same-day treatment is often vital to keeping both you and your smile fully healthy. That is why Stonebrook Dental is proud to offer our patients services as an emergency dentist in Sacramento.
With same-day appointments available for when you need treatment most, we are here to provide timely care when life throws the unexpected at you.
WHAT IS AN EMERGENCY DENTIST?
Our emergency dentist services are focused on providing our patients with same-day care for cases where time is of the essence. Even though most dental problems develop over time, severe symptoms can often seem to appear almost overnight. When this happens, it can be vital to get treatment as soon as possible to address the problem.
Likewise, accidents can happen out of nowhere, as they tend to do. When you crack or chip a tooth (or even have one knocked out), we are here to provide quick treatment and get your smile back into good shape. At Stonebrook Dental, the health and safety of our patients are our top priority, so we are always ready to make room for you when you need it most. While we hope you never have a dental emergency, we are proud to be there when you need us most. Timely, compassionate care is only ever a phone call away.
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What Counts as a Dental Emergency?
Our best advice is that if you think you have a dental emergency, it is always best to call right away. If it looks and feels like an emergency, you are probably right in thinking it is one. In some cases, a patient might not even realize they have a dental emergency. All too often, we have heard of patients trying to wait out symptoms rather than getting the care they need. So below we cover some of the main signs you may need to get your emergency dentist in Sacramento on the phone for a same-day appointment.
Your gums should be pink and pain-free when they are in good health. But if you notice sudden changes, you may need same-day treatment to prevent further complications. We recommend watching out for the following:
- Severe discoloration (dark or purple gums)
- Cuts or lacerations
- Bleeding from your gums
- Severe pain
Emergency room or emergency dentist?
While the emergency room is ideal for most health concerns, they tend not to have specialists for dental concerns. When you have an oral health-related issue, your best option will usually be our emergency dentist. In some cases, patients who go to the emergency room first may only be sent out to a dentist, losing precious time in the process.
For any gum or teeth-related concerns, your emergency dentist at Stonebrook Dental will be more likely to provide the precise treatments or procedures needed to get you (and your smile) back on your feet. We have already helped numerous patients overtime unexpected dental emergencies and look forward to doing the same for you. If you believe you have need of an emergency dentist, we advise calling us to speak with an expert to help you with knowing where to go for treatment.
In general, if your tooth feels or looks like it needs care or treatment, then it probably does. With that in mind, it typically is better to seek care sooner rather than later. For teeth problems, call us if you notice any of the following:
- Sudden looseness of teeth
- Chips, cracks, or other damage from injuries
- Sudden and significant sensitivity to heat or cold
- Sudden and severe pain in or around your tooth
- Your tooth isn’t in your mouth anymore (one of the biggest signs you have a dental emergency)
- A sudden stop to severe pain (this could be a sign an infection is killing the vital nerves in your tooth)
If you notice any of these gum or tooth concerns, call us, and we can get you in for a same-day appointment. The sooner you get treatment for urgent dental concerns, the better your odds are for a full recovery and ideal outcome.
SCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT TODAY
We know it can be tempting to hope a dental problem will simply go away on its own. But getting timely treatment can be crucial for your smile. Call us today to set up your appointment for emergency dental treatments and get a same-day visit locked in. Even if your situation is not an emergency, we can provide you with tips and information to provide peace of mind and improved safety until you come in for any of our treatments. You can also use our online form to set up your appointment at Stonebrook Dental. Get the care you need when you need it with your top-of-the-line emergency dentist in Sacramento.