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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Emergency Dentistry

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At our office, we believe in giving patients the information they need to make educated decisions about their dental health. If you have questions about your care, our practice, or just teeth in general, please let us know! We always want to make sure you feel comfortable and confident getting your care from us.

We’ve collected some of the questions we hear the most often. Take a moment to check and see if your question is answered below. If your question isn’t here or if you want more information, you are always welcome to give us a call at (651) 698-0848 or to send us an email using our convenient form on our Contact page. 

Emergency Dentistry

woman with a dental emergency in saint paul mnThrough preventive dentistry at Brimhall Dentistry, we may be able to avoid or halt certain dental issues like gum disease, tooth decay, infection, and oral cancer. We always encourage our patients to visit us regularly so we can have a fighting chance of avoiding dental emergencies.

Still, some dental emergencies in the 55116 area cannot be predicted or avoided due to accidents, illnesses, or anything else life throws at us. Curveballs are to be expected over your lifetime, which is why we train hard to treat them efficiently and competently. 

Common Dental Emergencies Near St. Paul, MN

Dr. Nick Schulte, your emergency dentist in St. Paul, MN, is available to diagnose and heal any dental emergency, including:

  • Knocked-out teeth
  • Chipped or broken teeth
  • Lost filling or dental crown
  • Injury to tooth
  • Tooth pain
  • Sore jaw joints
  • Painful abscesses

If you have been in an accident and are experiencing severe pain or uncontrollable bleeding, please go to the emergency room immediately. 

See Our 55116 Emergency Dentist ASAP

While there may be over-the-counter medications and herbs that people recommend if you are experiencing oral pain, we want to stress the fact that tooth pain is not normal.

The goal isn't to ignore the pain or relieve it temporarily. Tooth pain can indicate an abscess, infection, or disease that will eventually get so bad that it becomes a dire dental emergency.

Contact Brimhall Dentistry for Emergency Dental Care

Give our St. Paul emergency dentist a call immediately if you feel an oral abnormality, and especially to continue your preventive dental care. 

Dental emergencies can encompass a wide range of problems, from a cracked tooth to a loose filling. However, not all dental problems require immediate treatment. In general, any problem that causes ongoing pain or discomfort is considered an emergency. The following are some of the most common dental emergencies we see in our St. Paul office:

  • Dental abscesses (infections)
  • Fillings that have fallen out or other restorations
  • Cracked or broken teeth
  • Teeth that have been knocked loose or knocked out
  • Soft tissue injuries, such as those to the lips, gums, or palate

If you experience any of these problems, it is important to contact us right away. In some cases, emergency dental care may be required in order to save a tooth or prevent further damage. Even if you are not experiencing pain, it is important to contact us as soon as possible after an injury to your teeth to ensure that there is no long-term damage.

If you are unsure whether or not your problem qualifies as an emergency, it is always best to err on the side of caution and contact Brimhall Dentistry in St. Paul, MN. We will be able to assess the situation and provide you with the appropriate treatment.

Call Right Away for an Emergency Appointment in St. Paul, MN

If you are experiencing pain or have any other emergency, please don't hesitate to call our office. We are here to help.

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