Dental Emergencies

Dental Emergencies

What are Dental Emergencies?

Dental emergencies can happen out of the blue and without much warning. You might bite down into a piece of food, only to find that you’re in severe pain or have broken a restoration. Likewise, you might be experiencing a toothache, sensitivity or tenderness and don’t know where the issue is coming from. We offer emergency treatment to our patients regardless of whether or not they’ve been with us before.

Why do you need Dental Emergency treatment?

The vast majority of dental issues that patients experience will not resolve themselves. This means that the problem will continue to get worse until an infection or abscess develops. In order to prevent the problem from getting worse, we recommend coming into our office for treatment. We work with both adult as well as pediatric patients who are experiencing an emergency.

What Are Dental Emergencies
Why Do You Need Dental Emergency Treatment

What are some of the most common Dental Emergencies?

We handle quite a lot of different emergencies on a regular basis. We always try our best to get our patients leaving our office feeling comfortable and with no pain. Some of the more common emergencies that we handle include:

  • Pain
  • Severe sensitivity
  • Bleeding gums
  • Broken or cracked teeth
  • Broken or loose restorations
  • Wisdom tooth pain

What can be expected with Dental Emergency treatment?

We first greet you in our office and have you sit comfortably in an operatory. We will examine the area and take x-rays as needed. We’ll ask you about the problem so that you can tell us when it started and what you’re experiencing. We then work to provide you with treatment so that you can leave the office without pain or discomfort. We may prescribe antibiotics, if you have an active infection when coming into the office. Emergency care is quick, comfortable and convenient, so there is no reason to put it off until it gets worse for you.

If you would like to come into our office for treatment of a dental emergency, call us right away to speak with one of our helpful staff members.

Coronavirus / COVID-19 Notice

Recently, the Utah Dept of Health rescinded the order to only provide urgent care. As we begin to allow for more elective procedures, we will proceed thoughtfully and continue to use social distancing measures, utilize patient screening, and continue to use appropriate PPE equipment. Please call our office to make an appointment to be seen by Dr. Hansen. 801-251-7167. Thank you and stay safe!