Dental emergencies are quite frightening and often painful. Prompt treatment is almost always required to alleviate pain and to ensure the teeth have the best possible chance of survival.

Sometimes, teeth become fractured by trauma, grinding, or biting on hard objects. In other cases, fillings, crowns, and other restorative devices can be damaged or fall out of the mouth completely. If there is severe pain, it is essential to contact our office immediately. The pain caused by dental emergencies almost always gets worse without treatment, and dental issues can seriously jeopardize physical health.

WHAT IS A dental emergency?

Among the most common dental emergencies our dentists see are:

• Objects lodged between teeth

• Severe tooth pain or sensitivity

• Partially dislodged teeth

• Injuries to the gums or lips

• Broken or lost dental restorations

• Trauma to the jaws, gums, or teeth

What should I do in a dental emergency?

If you are facing a dental emergency, we encourage you to contact us as soon as possible. Our team at Marbella Dentistry will do our best to see quickly (most times same-day!), and when you call us, you’ll get a real, live person in our office, who can answer questions and help you understand your options and the next steps you should take. If you have experienced trauma to the head or neck, we encourage you to visit the emergency room or general doctor first. For dental emergencies, please call now. We can help you in this stressful time.