DENVER EMERGENCY DENTIST

Don’t Wait! Come in for a $25 Emergency Exam.

If you are in pain and can’t treat the situation on your own, you are experiencing a dental emergency. It is critical to get professional help from a dentist right away, and that’s why we offer same-day appointments and $25 emergency exams in our Sunnyside office. We believe every patient deserves convenient, affordable treatment when you need it most. Don’t hesitate to call us or come to our Sunnyside office for quality dental care.

What to Do in a Dental Emergency

Most importantly, stay calm and call OG Dental right away at (720) 551-6580
If your tooth has been knocked out, keep it in your mouth between your gums and cheek
If a crown or filling has fallen out, bring it with you to your appointment
In the meantime, dull any pain with a cold compress

Signs That You Need an Emergency Root Canal

If you are experiencing an extremely painful toothache, your tooth may be damaged by decay. During your emergency appointment, Dr. O’Grady will assess your tooth, and if decay and bacteria have infected the pulp, a root canal treatment will save your tooth and get you back to health. Root canal therapy involves cleaning the affected area and infected pulp, then filling the space left behind to protect it from further damage. Call us today to schedule an appointment and get out of pain.

We offer Extended Hours & Same-Day Appointments in our denver office

We are proud to offer compassionate dentistry for patients in Denver, especially when they are injured or in pain. OG Dental offers extended hours and same-day appointments because we want to be as flexible and accommodating as possible when it comes to your dental health. Your smile is important, and we will do what we can to keep it healthy and strong. Call us immediately if your are experiencing an emergency, or stop by our office at 4402 Umatilla Street, Denver, CO 80211.

WHAT COUNTS AS A DENTAL EMERGENCY?

There are many different things that count as a dental emergency. Oral injuries are the most obvious and these injuries are caused by direct dental trauma, such as a slip and fall, a car accident, or a hard hit in a contact sport. Oral injuries include:

  • Knocked-out (avulsed) teeth
  • Loose teeth
  • Impacted teeth (teeth knocked back into the socket)
  • Chipped teeth
  • Cracked or damaged teeth
  • Soft tissue injuries to the gums, lips, and cheeks

However, there are many other conditions that also count as an emergency. Knocked-out or damaged dental work, for example, requires immediate attention. Among other things, this category of dental emergency can include loose or pulled-out crowns and fillings, damaged dental bridges, and more.

These count as emergencies because dental work like a filling or crown is intended to protect vulnerable areas of your tooth, which are susceptible to further damage and infection. If you do not have your dental work repaired or replaced, you could experience complications like an infected tooth.

Finally, even some chronic oral health conditions, like gum disease and tooth infections, count as emergencies. If you have a serious case of gum disease, you need to get treatment as soon as possible to save your teeth and prevent further damage to your gums. In the same way, a serious, chronic toothache could indicate a severe oral infection. You may need a root canal to save your tooth and get relief from your pain and discomfort.

As a general rule, any oral condition that is causing you serious pain, discomfort, or bleeding counts as a dental emergency. It’s better to be safe than sorry, so contact OG Dental for an appointment as soon as you can.

SHOULD I GO TO THE EMERGENCY ROOM FOR MY DENTAL EMERGENCY?

While dental emergencies can be extremely painful, they are rarely life-threatening. In most cases, it’s not a good idea to go to the ER for a dental emergency.

Most emergency rooms are not able to treat dental issues, and will simply refer you to an emergency dentist like Dr. O’Grady. Of course, you should use your best judgment when deciding whether to head to the ER. If you believe that your oral injury is life-threatening, you should absolutely visit the emergency room as soon as possible. You should head to the ER if:

  • You are experiencing severe pain and uncontrollable bleeding
  • You suspect your jaw has been broken or damaged
  • You have received a serious blow to the head, and may be suffering from a concussion or traumatic brain injury
  • You are having difficulty breathing or swallowing due to oral swelling

However, if your oral injury does not fit these criteria, it may be a better choice to avoid the ER and turn to an experienced emergency dentist for help.