Emergency Dental Appointments in St. Paul, MN
Dental emergencies often cause pain, disrupted schedules, and unexpected dental treatment. At Highgrove Dental Care, we understand that dental emergencies cause stress, and we strive to restore your health and comfort quickly in order to minimize discomfort and inconvenience.
Dr. O’Neill is experienced and gentle with each patient, providing the type of dental care that supports overall wellness.
An Ounce of Prevention
The best way to avoid dental emergencies is by maintaining regular dental exams, dental cleanings, and routine x-rays. A focus on prevention can help you avoid many common dental emergencies.
Since many dental emergencies occur during sports, wearing appropriate protective gear, such as a mouthguard, may protect your teeth. Avoiding other lifestyle behaviors such as chewing ice, using your teeth for something other than chewing, and grinding your teeth can all create unexpected dental emergencies.
Even if you take exceptional care of your teeth, not everything in life can be planned. That is why we strive to treat dental emergency patients on the same day.
Calling us at the first sign of any symptoms is the best way to ensure same-day treatment. If you are not sure whether what you are experiencing is an emergency, call us. We can ask you questions that will help you determine whether you need an appointment.
Common Dental Emergencies
Anything unexpected regarding your oral health can be traumatic. Some of the most common dental emergencies include:
- Tooth pain
- A fractured tooth
- A damaged or lost crown
- A lost filling
When you experience pain, or something abnormal, regarding your oral health, contacting us right away can help us treat you more effectively. For some conditions, such as fractures and infection, failure to treat your condition may result in tooth loss.
At Highgrove Dental Center, we focus on saving your natural teeth whenever possible because it is the best for your health.
Emergency Dental Exams
Emergency dental exams focus on your immediate problem. We will invite you to our office where we will discuss your symptoms and take diagnostic x-rays, if necessary. Once Dr. O’Neill makes a diagnosis, we will offer treatment or palliative care to make sure you are comfortable.
Dr. O’Neill will also recommend any necessary follow-up treatment to restore the health of your teeth. We may need to see you to complete a restoration, follow-up after root canal treatment, or evaluate your healing.
If you are a new patient, we will still need to schedule a comprehensive dental exam so that you can avoid dental emergencies in the future.
Are You Experiencing Dental Pain?
Contact our Saint Paul, MN dental office today and take the first step toward restoring your health and comfort. Our compassionate and experienced dental team looks forward to helping you achieve overall improved health with high-quality dental care for the whole family.