dry socket

Do I Have a Dry Socket?

After an emergency extraction, you may think the worst is over.  You know some pain is expected after a tooth is removed. But the next day you are still in pain.   Is the pain you are experiencing normal, or do you have a dry socket?  If so, is it a reason to go back to…

bad breath

Is Bad Breath a Cause For Concern?

You may not know it, but your breath says more about you than where you ate for lunch!  Bad breath, or halitosis, can be a sign that you need to see the dentist rather than popping another mint into your mouth. What Causes Bad Breath? And no, it isn’t garlic! Your mouth is home to…

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Dental Insurance Demystified

“How am I going to pay for this?”  This is a common reaction when a dental emergency strikes.  At Emergency Dental, we try to help the unexpected timing that accompanies an emergency by offering several payment options, even for those without insurance. If you do have dental insurance, you may think you won’t need to worry about…

Children’s Dental Emergencies

Busy children are not immune from dental emergencies. Running and jumping is bound to accompany some injury! Sometimes the treatment for pediatric injuries can differ from adult treatment. But at Emergency Dental, we are available to help with your children’s dental emergencies as well! Knocked-out teeth (avulsed) Children are no strangers to losing teeth and…

jaw pain

Is Jaw Pain an Emergency?

Generalized discomfort in the face and jaw pain can make it difficult to function in day to day activities like talking, chewing, or even smiling.  This discomfort can be sudden or gradually get worse over time.  In addition, there can be many different causes, making it important to have someone who is trained help you…

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Soft-Tissue Dental Emergencies

Dental emergencies don’t take a vacation, and teeth aren’t the only thing in the mouth to worry about.  You can get cuts and scrapes in your mouth just like other parts of your body.  Soft-tissue dental emergencies of the cheeks, lips, tongue and gums can bleed a lot and cause a lot of anxiety! We…

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Root Canal FAQ’s

You just found out you need a root canal.  Although you have never had one before, you are already anxious because of what you heard about root canals.  Root canals, or root canal therapy, are not as scary as they sound once you have the facts. What Is A Root Canal? When most people say…

pain relief

Prescription Pain Relief

When you visit a dentist, you are usually there to get help preventing or relieving pain.  Sometimes, there is some lingering discomfort after the visit.  There are several options to help you manage your soreness until you are feeling 100% again.  You may be surprised to discover it doesn’t always involve a prescription pain medication! Over…

dental infections

Deadly Dental Infections

It is tempting to ignore that pain in your jaw and figure it will eventually go away.  Or you might put it off until the timing is more convenient.  But dental infections can become very serious very fast. Putting off seeing the dentist can be dangerous to do, and we will tell you why! Causes of…

Are Sensitive Teeth An Emergency?

You take a bite of ice cream or drink a hot cup of coffee, and it hits. Tooth sensitivity!   Though a cavity may be the reason, it is only one of several potential causes of toothaches! Tooth sensitivity is something almost everyone will experience at some point in their life. In fact, about half the…