To help patients get the care they need, we offer emergency dentistry in three convenient Oregon locations:
A Common Dental Emergency
The most common dental emergency is probably a toothache. In many cases, a toothache results from a deep tooth infection that requires root canal therapy.
If you have a deep tooth infection, you may notice one or more of the following symptoms:
- Jaw swelling
- Gum blister
If you have this type of infection, it’s essential to seek treatment as soon as possible to save your tooth and prevent the spread of infection.
Root Canal Treatment
Root canal treatment is not scary. It’s a simple procedure that finds your dentist numbing the area around your tooth and extracting the infected tissues from its canal. The tooth is then sealed temporarily. At a later appointment, we usually cap your tooth with a dental crown to prevent fractures in the future.
Other Dental Emergencies
Dental emergencies include:
- Broken tooth or restoration
- Lost tooth or restoration
- Object stuck between teeth or oral tissues
- Tooth or oral trauma
Of course, there are other dental emergencies, but it’s impossible to imagine every situation. So, if ever you’re unsure, we encourage you to give us a call for further instructions.
We also strongly recommend visiting your local ER first if you sustained a body or head trauma. Then, you can contact your emergency dentist in Hillsboro, Forest Grove, or Aloha after you’ve been declared safe.