Do you have a sudden, severe dental problem? You may have a dental emergency. Call 520.412.9162 if you require dental care for an emergency. Dr. Jordan Morris is your local emergency dentist in Sahuarita, AZ. He can treat many common emergencies, from lost permanent teeth to toothaches, to prevent future dental problems and complications. Emergency dentistry is one of the general dental care services we provide to the public in Sahuarita, AZ.
What are Dental Emergencies?
A dental emergency is an oral health issue that risks your tooth or gum health. Emergencies require prompt care from a dental professional. Common dental emergencies can include:
There can be many causes of tooth pain, including tooth decay, dental injuries, or tooth abscess. Please contact our office if you have sudden or severe tooth pain. We will examine your mouth and find the source and cause of your pain to determine the best treatment method for your needs.
If you have a simple small chip, we recommend tooth bonding, which uses composite resin to structure teeth. We recommend veneers or dental crowns for larger chips in the tooth enamel. Veneers cover the front of the tooth, and crowns fully cover teeth like a cap.
Lost Permanent Tooth
If you have just lost or knocked out a permanent tooth, try to locate it and hold it by its crown or top. Gently rinse the tooth in water. Do not scrub the tooth, as you can lose important connective tissue. You can try to place the tooth back in its socket and gently bite it down. If you cannot reattach the tooth, place it in a cup of saliva for transport to our office. We will recommend a dental implant if we cannot reattach the tooth.
Have you broken a filling, dental bridge, tooth crown, or other restoration? Call our office, and do not try to place the restoration back in your mouth. We will assess the damage and can plan a new restoration as needed.
If you experience bleeding gums when you brush your teeth, you may have gingivitis or gum inflammation. Gingivitis is a precursor to gum disease marked by bleeding and swollen gum tissue. While gum inflammation is not an emergency, we recommend you schedule a dental cleaning so our team can remove bacteria from the teeth and gums.
Other causes of bleeding in the mouth can include dental injuries or excessive bleeding following tooth extraction treatment. If you experience profuse bleeding that will not stop for days after treatment, please call our office. Additionally, if you have a dental injury that causes bleeding, contact us, and we can provide treatment to help stave off the bleeding.
Call Our Office
In the event of a dental emergency, please call Dr. Morris at 520.412.9162. If you have a dental problem but do not require immediate care, request a dental appointment on our website. We are here to answer all of your questions and welcome you to voice any current concerns about your oral health.