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Tooth Pain Relief in Fort Collins

When to See an Emergency Dentist

June 28, 2022
Posted By: Ryan Rush, DDS, PLLC
Man with a toothache in Fort Collins

If you have a toothache in Fort Collins or the surrounding communities, we want to hear from you as soon as possible. Of course, this isn’t the only type of dental emergency, but it is one of the most stressful.

Toothaches and swelling can rob you of sleep and make daily tasks challenging. Additionally, toothaches often indicate infection. Without prompt treatment, infections can spread or cost you your tooth.

Emergency Dental Care in Fort Collins

Besides a toothache, other dental emergencies include:

  • Jaw or face swelling
  • Broken tooth or restoration
  • Lost tooth or restoration
  • Tooth or gum trauma

It’s impossible to imagine every scenario, but as a rule, if you have an oral change that is causing you pain or worsening, you should contact our dental office as soon as possible to speak to a helpful team member.

If your situation is not an emergency—small tooth chip or other—we can provide advice to keep the tooth healthy until your upcoming dental appointment.

Our emergency dental care is always gentle; the goal is to ease your pain and restore your oral health.

Emergency Dental Treatment

If you have a toothache with swelling, you may have a root infection that requires root canal treatment. We perform root canals under anesthesia for your comfort.

If you have a cracked tooth—below the gum-line—that cannot be crowned, we can perform a tooth extraction under anesthesia. After healing, we can also talk to you about tooth replacement to restore your smile.

The nature of your dental emergency treatment depends on your emergency. But rest assured, you’re in good hands with our dental team.

For Emergency Dentistry in Fort Collins, Contact Us

If you have a dental emergency or are unsure about a change in your oral health, it’s best to contact a team member to discuss your situation. We are always here for you if you have questions or need advice.

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