ER doctors, while skilled with health emergencies, aren’t teeth specialists. If there is bleeding, the ER can help stop it, but they won’t be able to do any tooth restoration work. You might be out of danger, but you could still risk losing a tooth or facing dental issues.
Likewise, if you show up the ER with tooth pain, they can provide you with pain relief. However, the ER won’t be able to find out what’s the original cause of your pain if it’s non-trauma based. You might feel better, but the problem will be waiting once the pain medication runs its course.
To get to the root of the problem and save your tooth, seeing an emergency dentist will be best. You will still need to see the dentist after an ER visit. Receiving emergency dental care from the get-go will save you valuable time and money.
During an emergency dentist visit, Dr. Arkelakyan will provide the same quality care you receive during regular dental visits. The main difference is that you will receive the care right away. There are two prevalent indicators that your situation might be a dental emergency, and we cover them below.
Imagine chipping your tooth the day before a wedding, or cracking one right before a big interview. We’re here for you. For damage resulting in chips, cracks, or fractures, we offer immediate restoration.
To help heal this type of injury, our office uses dental bonding. The bonding material is a tooth-colored resin. Our skilled dentist can place the resin over the damaged areas — molding and shaping the resin to hide and seal the tooth damage. If the damage is more extensive, there are veneers and crowns to help.