There are some dental problems that can wait to be fixed such as a chipped tooth or missing crown, but there are many situations where calling our emergency dentist could mean the difference between saving a tooth and needing a dental implant. If you find yourself missing a tooth or in severe pain, don’t hesitate to come to our office in Raytown or Pleasant Hill—we take all walk-in dental emergencies.
There are several criteria you can use to assess your dental issue and determine whether it’s a dental emergency. For example are you:
- Bleeding from your mouth?
- In severe pain?
- Missing a tooth?
- Experiencing a loose tooth?
- Suffering from an injury to your face or mouth?
- Seeing swollen, bulging knots on your gums?
If you’re not sure if you have a dental emergency, call our office just in case at our Raytown Dentist Office (816) 358-0800 or at our Pleasant Hill Dentist Office (816) 540-3110. We can direct you to come in and offer temporary treatment advice before you arrive. This could involve rinsing and carefully placing a knocked out tooth back inside its socket or applying a cold compress to reduce swelling from a mouth injury or fractured tooth. Sometimes, an emergency root canal is necessary to restore your oral health and prevent further problems.
Common dental emergencies typically involve:
- Knocked out teeth
- Loose teeth
- Cracked or fractured teeth
- Facial injury
- Tissue injury
- Severe tooth pain
- Tooth abscess
If you’re experiencing any of the dental problems listed above, you have a dental emergency and should seek immediate medical attention from our dentist. Robert M. Davis, DDS & Associates provides emergency dentistry to clients in the Raytown, Pleasant Hill and Sedalia, Missouri areas.