Norwood Dental

Emergency Dental Services

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Timeliness is Key

It is not uncommon for someone to experience a situation with their oral health that requires immediate attention. At Norwood Dental, we aim to get patients experiencing a dental emergency in Norwood, MN into our office right away for immediate treatment.

What Constitutes a Dental Emergency?

Any time you cannot wait to make a regular appointment with your dentist can be considered a dental emergency. Some of the most common dental emergencies include:

    • Severe bleeding – Whether from trauma or unexplained, uncontrollable bleeding in the mouth means you need to see a medical professional – now! 
    • Swelling – If you are experiencing swelling in your mouth or gums, this could be a sign of an infection. Oral infections can worsen very quickly, and you should be seen by a professional as soon as possible.
    • Loose teeth – Adult teeth should never become loose. If you’re experiencing loose teeth, make an appointment with your dentist as soon as possible.
    • Lost tooth – A lost tooth definitely constitutes a dental emergency. If you act quickly, there is a possibility that your tooth can be saved.

This is not an exhaustive list of dental emergencies. If you feel that something is wrong and need to be seen right away, make an appointment with our office.

Dental Emergencies – Non Urgent

Sometimes we experience dental emergencies that are non urgent. If you may have any of the conditions below, remember most dental emergencies can be remedied and triaged with a visit.
  • Broken or chipped teeth – If you have chipped a tooth and are not in pain, do make an appointment to have the tooth assessed.
  • Lost crown or filling – It is not uncommon to lose a crown or filling. Make an appointment with your dentist to get it fixed, but don’t panic – it’s not an emergency!
  • Mild toothache – a toothache that is uncomfortable, yet not unbearable, is not considered an emergency.
  • Bleeding when flossing – while seeing blood can definitely be jarring, unless the bleeding is severe, you can bring this up to your dentist during your next appointment (this can be a sign you need to floss more regularly!). 

We strive to see patients as quickly as possible. Just because it’s not an emergency, doesn’t mean it’s not important! If you are experiencing any kind of dental discomfort and wish to be seen quickly, speak with a member of our dental team; we’ll work to get you in as soon as possible.

Same Day Emergency Dental Services

If you are questioning whether or not you should make an emergency dental appointment, call our office right away. Your oral health is of utmost importance, and our compassionate team sees same-day emergency dental appointments to ensure that your mouth is on the mend as soon as possible.

Make An Appointment

No matter if it’s been months or years, Norwood Dental wants you to join our dental family. Call today and make an appointment with our knowledgeable staff!