When a dental emergency strikes, you can count on McCormack Dental‘s emergency dentistry team to get you into the chair quickly. We offer same- or next-day services for patients experiencing pain or suffering from an oral trauma.
When a tooth falls out, cracks, chips or simply starts hurting and swelling for an unknown reason, it’s important to get into our office quickly. We’re more likely to save your tooth or eliminate the pain efficiently if we can start working on the problem immediately.
We now complete most services in the office, including same-day crowns utilizing 3D technology. We will do what is necessary to care for your teeth during any emergency, and that fast action could save a tooth that you would otherwise lose. If you need to return for follow-up care, we will work with your schedule to ensure that you receive the ongoing care you need in a timely manner.
Our experienced staff understands that dental emergencies often come with anxiety, fear and extreme pain. We are prepared to handle the emergency swiftly, delivering the care that you need with a touch of compassion. Our goal is to keep every patient happy, and that means eliminating pain and maximizing comfort throughout emergency dentistry procedures. Our goal is to turn an emergency into a pleasant visit with your dentist.
Common Dental Emergencies
- Loose or Missing Tooth
- Abcessed Tooth
- Broken Tooth
- Pericoronitis and Pulpitis
What to Do in the Event of a Dental Emergency
If you’re uncertain whether your current dental trauma requires emergency attention, call our office for guidance. There’s always someone on call, and we will do our best to ensure that you see a McCormack Dental emergency dentist in a timely manner.
In general, you may need emergency care if the health or life of a tooth is threatened, you suffer excessive bleeding or you’re in extreme pain. The following list will tell you what to do when some of the most common dental emergencies strike:
- Loose or Missing Tooth – Whether you lose a tooth during a sporting event or a tooth is knocked loose as the result of an accident, fast action could save your tooth for the long term. If the tooth comes out, pick it up by the white crown and gently wash it with water. Try to place it back into its socket in the gums while you make your way to our office for emergency dental treatment. You can also store it inside your cheek or in a glass of milk.
- Abscessed Tooth – Abscesses are one of the most common causes of extreme dental pain. While they aren’t always an emergency, they may require immediate attention if the pain becomes unbearable or radiates into your neck or ear. An abscess is a pocket of pus that forms around a tooth as a result of bacterial infection.
- Broken Tooth – A tooth that breaks or cracks can cause a lot of pain. You also want to seek the attention of your emergency dentists in North Royalton and North Ridgeville to maximize the chance of restoring the tooth for cosmetic purposes. Our dental team will do everything possible to ease your pain and anxiety while discussing ways to restore your smile with ongoing dental care.
- Pericoronitis and Pulpitis – Both of these painful conditions involve oral inflammation and infection. Pericoronitis is an inflamed wisdom tooth, and pulpitis is inflammation of a tooth’s pulp. While these conditions don’t always require an emergency visit, they can become so severe that you need immediate help eliminating pain, swelling and tenderness.
In the case of extreme pain, swelling and other signs of infection, you may not know what is causing your symptoms. Call your closest McCormack Dental office to schedule a prompt appointment. We will see you quickly to determine the problem and create a personalized treatment plan whether you require emergency attention or not.