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Emergency Dentistry in Stoke and Nelson

What Is a Dental Emergency?

Simply put, a dental emergency is a tooth-related problem that warrants immediate treatment. This could be an injury with profuse bleeding, a tooth getting knocked out of your mouth, or severe and unrelenting pain. Seeing a dentist right away in these cases can save your tooth, lessen pain, and prevent worse infection.

Stay calm and call us immediately for an emergency dental appointment. Your dentist will give you tips on how to manage the situation at home in the meantime.

Some conditions that can fall under emergency dentistry include

  • Trauma and Accidents
  • Extractions
  • Oral Pain and Toothaches
  • Root Canals
  • Cracked or Chipped Teeth
  • Teeth That Are Knocked Out
  • Damage to Dental Work
  • Sports-Related Injuries
  • Wisdom Tooth Removal
  • Oral Infections
  • Complications Resulting From Oral Surgery

Even if your problem is causing little to no pain, it may lead to more serious and long-lasting damage if not treated promptly. Putting it off may mean far more complicated, painful, and expensive forms of treatment in the future.

Dr Keith with female patient in chair

Tooth Pain

Pain coming from a tooth or teeth is a sign there’s something going on in or around the affected area. The degree of discomfort does not necessarily indicate the seriousness of the issue.

Any form of tooth pain, no matter how mild or extreme, should be evaluated by your dentist. The sooner you deal with the underlying problem, the better for you and your oral health.

Emergency Extraction

While we always look for options to save a patient’s teeth, damage can sometimes be so severe the only answer is to extract the affected tooth. Your dentist has the experience to make the process as quick and painless as possible.

Teeth That Have Been Knocked Out

The most common cause of knocked-out teeth is sports-related injuries, but there are numerous possible reasons that it can happen. A knocked-out tooth requires immediate attention, and an appointment should be made with our clinic right away.

talking with patient at front desk

Will ACC Cover My Treatment After an Accident?

It is essential to come and see us after an accident no matter how big or small you think the accident may be. We will register the accident with ACC, so if any future treatment is required due to the accident, ACC may help cover the cost of the treatment. ACC does not always cover accidents, but does cover the majority. Frequently, ACC does not cover all the cost and there may be a part charge. By visiting and filling out the required ACC forms we can ensure that ACC provides the best payment cover for you now and in the future.

The absolute best way to avoid oral health complications is to take good care of your teeth. This means brushing and flossing your teeth each day, and regular dental appointments every six months.

We’re Here for You!

Call us now if you need emergency dental care.


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