The American Dental Association reports the number of dental-related emergency room visits is on the rise. If you are in pain or have had an accident, don't hesitate to turn to Richmond Smile Center. After all, dental professionals are best equipped to treat conditions of the teeth, mouth, and gums.
Furthermore, as your partners in oral health, the Richmond Smile Center team already knows you and is best equipped to treat your specific dental condition to relieve pain and to restore oral health and function.
Keeping regular dental checkups so problems may be identified early goes a long way to preventing emergencies. Of course, some emergencies can't be avoided or prevented with consistent visits and good hygiene.
Accidents tend to happen at odd hours. Regardless of the hour, call 804-417-7203. If the time is outside of normal business operations, your call will be routed to the appropriate on-call person.
Some of the most common dental emergencies, as reported by the ADA, include:
- Cracked tooth
- Knocked-out tooth
- Dental abscess
Minutes matter when it comes to saving a knocked-out tooth. The sooner the tooth is reinserted by the Richmond Smile Center team, the greater the likelihood it will survive. Ideally, the tooth should be placed back in the socket within 30 minutes to hour of it being dislodged.
Even a seemingly innocuous condition such as a toothache should be dealt with quickly. The longer you go without treating the condition, the worse the pain can become. Additionally, a toothache may progress to a serious infection or abscess. An abscess has the potential to spread to other parts of the face and body, and can result in a serious systemic infection.
By reaching out to your Richmond emergency dentist in a timely fashion, more extensive and costly dental procedures may be avoided. Should you wait until a problem tooth is seriously infected and decayed, even root canal therapy may fail to save the tooth. Extractions and tooth replacements such as dental implants follow. In many cases, this scenario doesn't have to happen. Add 804-417-7203 to your list of phone contacts, so you have an ally when dental emergencies occur.
Last Updated - August 2015
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