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What qualifies as urgent/emergency dental treatment?

Please note Bergen Oral Surgery is now open to see our regular patients. You can find more details here.

In this post, we’ll give you some guidelines for what issues may need emergency dental treatment.

A focus on pain

Pain is a primary indicator that your dental issue may be an emergency as pain is often a sign of infection. Untreated infection in your mouth can lead to serious medical concerns. If your pain is any stronger than a mild discomfort or you are experiencing swelling, you should call your oral health professional.

Additional emergency care scenarios

If you experience any of these scenarios, you should contact your dentist and ask them how to proceed.

  • A broken or fractured tooth causing pain
  • A missing or broken dental crown causing pain
  • Dental trauma leading to loose or missing teeth
  • Wisdom tooth pain or problems opening your mouth
  • Appliances piercing or ulcerating soft tissue
  • Denture malfunctioning
  • Defective restoration

We’re here to help

If you’re unsure whether your needs qualify as emergency care, please give us or your dentist a call to discuss the issue. Delaying emergency treatment can lead to more serious problems.