San Francisco Emergency Dentist Saves Smiles

When you are faced with a dental emergency, you need to turn to a dentist that you can trust to provide prompt, effective care. Our San Francisco dentist office is proud to provide state-of-the-art emergency care in our conveniently located office.

Today we are going to discuss what types of dental issues may constitute a dental “emergency.” Keep reading to get the information that you need.

1. Dental trauma

Some patients suffer dental damage to due to unexpected accidents—like car, bike, or sports accidents. This can cause dental fracture, chipped enamel, and even tooth loss. If this happens to you, please seek dental treatment as soon as possible. And save any teeth/tooth remnants that you have—these can help your dentist rebuild your smile.

2. Infection

Another type of dental emergency is one caused by infection—cavities and/or gum disease. Many times, this type of dental problem doesn’t cause an emergency situation—your dentist will simply set up a time to provide infection-fighting treatment. However, type of infection can become an emergency when the patient experiences excruciating pain, facial swelling, and difficulty eating and talking.

3. Bruxism related fracture

Many people habitually grind and clench their teeth—these patients are suffering from a condition called Bruxism. Bruxism subjects your teeth to constant and intense pressure, which can lead to cracked teeth. If you suffer from a bruxism-related problem, it may seem like your dental injury “came out of nowhere.” The sooner you get this issue addressed, the better off you’ll be.

Dental emergencies can be disorienting and stressful. But, knowing that you have a dental team that you can count on can make all of the difference. So, please contact our San Francisco dentist office if you need prompt treatment, or if you simply need to schedule a consultation to assess your oral health. We are here to help!