Emergency Dentistry Specialist

Marmalade Dentistry -  - General Dentist

Marmalade Dentistry

General Dentists located in Salt Lake City, UT

Do you have a toothache, an injury to your teeth, or a tooth infection? If you do, these are considered dental emergencies because you could be at risk for permanently losing your natural tooth. The skillful dental team at Marmalade Dentistry in Salt Lake City, Utah, can provide same-day emergency care for your teeth in a relaxed and calm environment. If you’re experiencing a dental emergency, call the office today for a same day appointment.

Emergency Dentistry Q & A

What is considered a dental emergency?

Emergency dental care treats problems as soon as possible to prevent further consequences such as permanently losing a natural tooth or having an infection spread.

Common dental emergencies include:

  • Tooth infections
  • Broken or cracked teeth
  • Lost crown or bridge
  • Tooth abscesses
  • Facial trauma
  • Broken fillings
  • Toothaches

The team offers same-day state-of-the-art treatment for dental emergencies to immediately relieve you of any severe pain, bleeding, or swelling. It’s important you contact the staff at Marmalade Dentistry promptly after you experience your emergency because that could be the difference between losing your tooth or saving it.                                                                                                             

What do I do if my tooth gets knocked out?

If your tooth gets knocked out due to trauma, there are a few things you should do to have the best chances of not losing your natural tooth.

Locate your tooth, and be careful to not touch its root for fear of contamination. Try to insert your tooth back in its socket. If this isn’t possible, place your tooth into a glass of milk and never into a glass of water as that can ruin the chances of saving your tooth. If milk isn’t available, place your tooth under your tongue and go directly to Marmalade Dentistry.

How can I tell if I have a tooth infection?

Having tooth pain is bothersome and can inhibit your physical and emotional well-being. According to the American Dental Association, most tooth infections are a result of a cracked tooth or tooth decay.

Since a tooth infection can often go undetected, it’s important to pay attention to the following symptoms:

  • Swelling in the cheek
  • Sensitivity to hot or cold
  • Pain while chewing
  • Swollen or red gums
  • Bad breath

If you don’t have the team at Marmalade Dentistry evaluate your potential tooth infection, it can progress to a pocket of pus, known as a tooth abscess. This is a severe dental emergency as the provider needs to drain your abscess and get rid of the infection. While this is possible, in some cases the tooth may need to be pulled.

If you’ve got a dental emergency, call Marmalade Dentistry immediately to schedule your same-day appointment.