Feeling a sudden crack when biting into your breakfast or waking up with a toothache and swelling can be alarming, to say the least. If you don’t have an emergency dentist in the Portland, OR area you can call, you might be left wondering what to do.
At NE Dental Associates, we welcome patients experiencing a dental emergency with the goal of providing prompt treatment and restoring your oral health. We often treat dental emergencies on the same day or the next morning.
How Do I Know I Have a Dental Emergency?
If you feel the twinges of tooth pain or lose a dental restoration, you might consider putting off your call to the dentist. If you experience tooth pain, we encourage you to contact us right away. Our kind and knowledgeable team will help you determine if an immediate emergency dental exam is required.
Any time you experience dental pain, it indicates the presence of an advanced condition. Decay and other oral health diseases often do not have symptoms until they are severe and require professional treatment.
Common Dental Emergencies
Some of the most common dental emergencies we treat include:
- Broken, chipped, or fractured teeth
- Tooth pain and sensitivity
- Lost or damaged fillings, crowns, or bridges
- Swelling and pressure
- Knocked-out (avulsed) teeth
- Damaged dentures and partial dentures
If you are ever in doubt, don’t leave your oral health to chance. We reserve time in our schedules to look after patients when they need us most.
Emergency Dental Exams
Our team focuses on treating your most immediate needs during an emergency dental exam. In many cases, we can complete treatment immediately. In certain cases, such as root canal treatment or dental crowns, a follow-up visit to our Portland dental office will be necessary.
If you are a current patient in our Portland dental office, we will update your medical history before getting started. For new patients, our team will gather your insurance information and basic information.
Our assistant will get you settled in and take an x-ray for Dr. Clark Brinton or Dr. Paul E. Ortiz to review. X-rays are an essential part of diagnosis and will assist our dentists in identifying decay, fractured roots, infection, and bone loss.
Once our dentists make a diagnosis, they will provide all of your treatment options and help you make a choice that works best for you.
If you do not yet have a dental home, we will invite you to become part of our dental family and schedule a full exam for a later date.
Do You Have a Broken Tooth or Dental Pain?
Don’t hesitate to call. Ignoring your condition may result in more complex and costly treatment later. We can help you get your oral health back on track.