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Emergency Dental Care

Emergency Dental Care

What are Dental Emergencies?

Dental emergencies are dental problems of a critical nature demanding immediate intervention to arrest excessive tissue bleeding, relieve discomfort, or prevent infection.

Dental conditions requiring emergency care include:

  • Cellulitis, a widespread bacterial soft-tissue infection that can result in obstruction of the air passage
  • Uncontrollable dental bleeding
  • Injuries to the facial bones that can also obstruct the airway.
  • Dental injuries causing tooth dislocation or dislodgment
  • Pain due to dental pulp inflammation.
  • Pain and swelling due to an oral or dental abscess.
  • Pain resulting from a tooth fracture or leading to soft tissue injury.
  • Pain and inflammation of the gums around partially erupted third molars (pericoronitis)
  • Damaged or dislodged temporary dental restorations that can result in infection and irritation.

Symptoms Associated with Dental Emergencies

  • Aching or bleeding gums
  • Severe toothache
  • A dental abscess usually associated with swollen glands, fever, pus, or a foul taste in the mouth.
  • Swollen jaw
  • Canker sores that don’t heal
  • Constant headaches
  • Fatigue

Emergency Dental Care provided at Mercy Emergency Room in Sugar Land, Texas

Please note: We do not perform tooth extractions, root canals, or any other routine dental procedures.

Mercy Emergency Room is equipped to address pain, swelling, and infections arising from emergency dental issues. If you're encountering symptoms such as a high fever, facial rash, difficulty swallowing or airway obstruction as a complication of a dental issue, our well-trained physicians can provide the necessary care to stabilize your situation and keep you safe until you schedule an appointment with a dentist.