What Is Emergency Oral Surgery?
Dental problems often need urgent treatment. If your teeth have suffered a traumatic injury or a complication from an earlier dental procedure, call our office immediately to inquire about an emergency appointment. We can stabilize your injury and make you more comfortable to heal properly.
Treatment of Tooth Pain
Tooth pain is the most common condition requiring immediate oral surgery treatment. Teeth may cause severe pain if they are broken or infected. Patients frequently try to tolerate the pain until a regular dental appointment, but in many cases, the pain needs immediate treatment. The oral surgeon will remove the problem tooth immediately if they cannot repair it.
Impacted teeth like wisdom teeth easily become infected and press on surrounding teeth. On occasion, an impacted tooth can cause severe pain. If the oral surgeon removes the impacted tooth promptly, the patient will experience immediate pain relief.
Broken Teeth and Dental Trauma
Dental trauma can cause broken teeth and severe pain. Your teeth may break due to trauma from an accident or sports injury. They may also become compromised after a root canal.
Occasionally, dental trauma can knock out teeth or dislodge them from their sockets. When you receive prompt treatment, the oral surgeon may be able to save your natural tooth.
In some cases, a general dentist cannot save a broken tooth. If it is causing pain, emergency oral surgery becomes necessary.
Sometimes dental surgery has negative outcomes. In this case, an oral surgeon must address the problem and relieve the patient's pain.
Temporomandibular Joint Problems
You may need immediate surgery if your temporomandibular (TMJ) joint becomes broken or dislocated.
Dental Implant Complications
Dental implant surgery is normally trouble-free, but sometimes it can cause complications. The implant may be loose or cause pain, so the surgeon must reinsert it.
Why Choose Fullerton Oral Surgery?
Our warm and friendly office environment accommodates all patients. We can see you promptly to take care of dental emergencies. Our office uses advanced techniques and technology to meet your needs.
Frequently Asked Questions About Emergency Oral Surgery
Here are selected patient questions about emergency oral surgery:
How quickly should I see the oral surgeon if my tooth is knocked out?
Ideally, see the oral surgeon within an hour of the injury. Rinse the tooth gently with clear water and keep it in milk or water until you can get to the oral surgeon. The surgeon can reimplant the tooth and splint it to keep it in place while it heals.
Is it a dental emergency if I have severe swelling in my gums?
It is very likely a dental emergency and could point to an abscess, advanced gum disease, or another serious problem. See an oral surgeon right away.
Should I see an oral surgeon if I have soft tissue injuries in my mouth?
Yes, an oral surgeon is most qualified to deal with this problem.
Call Fullerton Oral Surgery
If you have suffered a traumatic injury or have another dental issue that needs immediate attention, call our office at 714-525-1178 to make an appointment to be seen as soon as possible.