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What is considered a dental emergency?

man holding jaw needing emergency dental careA dental injury is a true dental emergency if you cannot wait to seek treatment due to pain, discomfort, bleeding, exposed tooth interior, or other traumatic symptoms. You will know if you have a dental emergency because you won’t be able to eat, sleep, or function normally. 

Emergency Dentist in Castle Rock 

At Oakwood Dental, we know how to treat dental emergencies quickly and successfully. We offer emergency dental care in Castle Rock if you have a severe injury such as:

  • A knocked-out tooth
  • A broken tooth
  • Bleeding gums, tongue, or cheeks 
  • A dental infection or abscess
  • Broken dental restorations
  • An extreme toothache
  • Fractured or splintered teeth 

Common Dental Emergencies

When you have a dental emergency, it usually means that you’re in significant pain and can’t imagine waiting until the next business day for treatment. Some of the most common emergencies we see involve broken and knocked-out teeth and these injuries need treatment right away if you want to save the tooth. 

Minor Dental Injuries

If your injury is minor and you’re not in pain, you probably don’t have a true dental emergency and can wait a day or two to see your Castle Rock dentist. If you have symptoms such as minor bleeding when you brush or floss, a loose dental filling, or a tiny chip or crack in a tooth, you don’t need emergency treatment and can schedule your dental appointment during regular hours. 

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