Troy area dentist explains common emergency dentistry situations
Unexpected events can happen at any time. When patients in the Troy area are faced with the need for emergency dentistry, they are welcome to visit the practice of Dr. John L. Aurelia in Rochester Hills. Our state-of-the-art facility is ready to help new and existing patients with their dental emergencies.
Not everything that happens is considered a dental emergency. Dental emergencies are situations in which the assistance of a dental professional is necessary for the health and wellbeing of the patient. Below are some common dental emergencies for which patients should contact their dentist for help:
Dental Pain: Toothaches, or pain that radiates from a tooth, can be a sign of a serious problem. It may indicate an issue such as an abscess, tooth decay, or infection of the dental pulp.
Dental Trauma: When an injury occurs to a tooth, it may break, crack, or fall out. When this happens, it requires the assistance of a dentist to ensure it can be restored. This may require the placement of dental crowns or composite bonding.
Loose or Lost Restorations: When restorations such as crowns, veneers, or bridges become loose or fall off, they need to be replaced as soon as possible to avoid damage to the natural tooth structure.
Inability to Heal Post-Surgery: Patients who have had recent dental surgery and are not healing as expected are encouraged to contact Dr. John L. Aurelia. There may be further problems that exist and can lead to infection if not addressed as soon as possible.
Bleeding: Unusual bleeding that occurs on its own or in association with a recent dental surgery should be monitored. If it continues and does not stop, patients may need to visit their dental office or emergency room for treatment.
Dr. John L. Aurelia offers emergency dentistry for when problems arise unexpectedly. Patients who believe they may need treatment quickly and immediately are encouraged to contact us, regardless of whether they are current patients in our practice.