What is a Dental Emergency?
A dental emergency can be any number of instances that require the patient to call or go into the dentist office immediately. Dr. Michael considers a true dental emergency pain caused by the tooth, jaw or surrounding gums or cheeks. He also considers a missing, broken or lost tooth in the smile an emergency. Although Dr. Michael and patients agree that both are dental emergencies, it is important to clarify that some dental emergencies may be life threatening. In the case that you are experiencing swelling,difficulty breathing, or you feel you life is danger, call 911. See below for some other examples of dental emergencies.