Unfortunately, just like other bodily emergencies, you can experience dental emergencies that may have a serious effect on your smile. If you are in the Thornton, Colorado area and you happen to experience a dental emergency, please call us at Bruggeman Dental right away.
If you have a life-threatening emergency, please call 911.
In our office, we are dedicated to having the necessary emergency resources and availability when our patients are in need. Each member of our team stays updated with dental emergency protocols and procedures to ensure that you are receiving the best care.
Although we would qualify anything that has the potential to harm your natural teeth as a dental emergency, there are clear severe emergencies that require more serious and immediate attention. Below we have listed some severe emergencies that you or someone in your family may experience and what we would suggest you do in that situation.
Knocked-Out Tooth: This abrupt and painful emergency is something that could happen during everyday life, depending on your lifestyle. When it comes to physical sports, we encourage our patients to wear a mouth guard to prevent getting a tooth knocked out. If you or your child’s tooth has been knocked out due to physical trauma to the face, please locate the tooth if possible, and call us right away. Our main goal in this situation is to relieve you of pain. In some cases, we can place the tooth back in the socket to save the function of the natural tooth.
Broken Tooth: Our teeth can be broken in many different ways. Unlike a small chip in the tooth, a severe breakage consists of the majority of the tooth being broken off, either by the root or in half horizontally or vertically. We encourage you to locate the broken piece and bring it in as soon as possible, after you have called and informed us of your emergency.
Abscessed Tooth: Although an abscess needs to be diagnosed by a dental professional, there are some serious warning signs and symptoms that would indicate that your tooth is abscessed. Difficulty swallowing, fevers, and swelling could indicate an infection, and we would recommend being seen as soon as possible.
Constant Bleeding & Swelling of Gums: Bleeding and swelling along the gumline could indicate that you are suffering from any stage of periodontal disease. At Bruggeman Dental, we take periodontal disease very seriously and do all we can to stop it from causing serious damage to your teeth and surrounding tissues.
Not only are we dedicated to helping our patients with their everyday oral care, we also want to help anyone in the area suffering from a dental emergency in any way that we can. If you are new to the Thornton, Colorado area or just passing through and are suffering from a dental emergency, please don’t hesitate to give us a call.