Your body has a way of letting you know when something is going on inside your body and tooth pain is a common indication that you have a dental emergency. Dr. Isaac V. Perle and the team at Cambridge Dental Group believe that a dental emergency needs to be addressed immediately before it has a chance to progress into something more serious.
Tooth pain may be the result of an infection or trauma. If your tooth pain is accompanied by the following, you need to contact our office for an emergency appointment as soon as possible:
You should never ignore severe tooth pain. If it persists or gets worse and becomes sensitive to temperature or touch, it needs to be examined immediately. Also, bleeding is not normal and is an indication that something is not right. If you have a loose or knocked-out tooth, it needs to be treated immediately because there could be damage to the jaw, gum, and nerves. The severity of dental emergency signs varies- but dental care is critical in all cases.
When you experience tooth pain, you’ll want to start with home remedies such as rinsing your mouth with warm salt water, cold compresses, pain relievers, and calling the office to discuss your situation. If a tooth has been knocked out, timeliness is critical to saving the tooth.
If the pain is too severe to talk, you may want to have someone call for you and explain your condition. Cambridge Dental Group is open and available for emergency dental appointments Monday through Thursday from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM and Friday from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. We are closed on Saturday and Sunday.
When you call to explain your condition, we will get you in as soon as possible. When we schedule the appointment, we’ll explain what you need to do until your appointment. Once you arrive at the clinic, Dr. Perle will examine your mouth to determine the cause of your tooth pain. You will be asked questions about when your symptoms started and if there is anything that helps relieve the pain or causes it to get worse.
An emergency appointment will be more expensive than a standard check-up, but don’t let that stop you from seeking treatment. Our office staff can work with your dental insurance provider to determine coverage and we also accept CareCredit, which is a financing option that allows you to make payments over 3 to 60 months.
If you have tooth pain, contact our clinic as soon as possible so that we can determine the cause and treat it to get you back to your normal routine.