You may not be able to define a dental emergency off the top of your head, but you’ll know it when you see it. When you do, remember us at OnCall Dental in Fresno.
Any trauma to the mouth is likely to be considered a dental emergency. If there is any bleeding, you definitely want to seek attention promptly. If it isn’t treated, it could lead to a serious complication such as infection.
Common dental emergencies include:
- Cracked teeth
- Chipped teeth
- Broken teeth
- Severe toothache
- Knocked out (avulsed) teeth
Of these, a knocked out tooth is the most serious by far. The other emergencies need attention, but with a knocked out tooth you’re in a race against the clock. Ideally you will get attention in an hour or less. Longer than that, and the chances of saving the tooth drop considerably.
At OnCall Dental in Fresno we specialize in emergency dentistry. In emergency cases you do not need an appointment; walk-ins are always welcome.