How do I know if my problem is a dental emergency?

There is nothing worse than waking up in the middle of the night with excruciating tooth pain. In many cases, the pain may be so severe that you can’t even tell which tooth it’s coming from.

It doesn’t matter whether others think it’s an emergency, because at that moment it is certainly an emergency as far as you’re concerned. As a general guideline, some of the more common dental emergencies that we see are:

  • An accident or damage to your tooth that has caused it to break or fracture
  • An unexplained bump or pimple on your gums
  • Sudden severe tooth pain or swelling
  • A toothache that is severe enough to cause radiating facial pain
  • Sports injury or trauma caused by an accident
  • Loss of a filling, dental crown, veneer, or other type of restoration

If you have experienced any of the above, or even if you have a sudden dental problem that is not listed above, don’t ever hesitate to contact Gulf Shore Cosmetic and Family  Dentistry. If your emergency happens during regular office hours, we will see you as quickly as possible.

Even if it’s after hours, you can contact our office. You will hear a recording with an emergency number that you can use right to reach someone from our office