When to Call a Dentist For a Dental Emergency

Dentist Office in Raytown and Pleasant Hill, Missouri

When to Call a Dentist For a Dental Emergency | RaytownThere 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
  • Infection
  • 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.