Emergency Dental Services in Franklin, TN

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When you experience an emergency dental problem, it can be overwhelming. Many people aren’t sure if they should try to treat their emergency dental issues at home or seek professional assistance. At Longpoint Dental, we want you to know that you are not alone in the event of a dental emergency. We care about the health, comfort, and functionality of your smile. That’s why we’re proud to offer emergency dental services in Franklin. Here’s what you need to know about emergency dentistry.

What is an Emergency Dentist?

Dental emergencies often happen unexpectedly and inconveniently. When they do, you shouldn’t have to wait until your general dentist can fit you in for an appointment, sometimes days after the injury. On the contrary, it’s best to see an emergency dentist as quickly as possible. An emergency dentist is trained to resolve urgent dental concerns that require immediate attention.

What is Considered a Dental Emergency?

Many dental problems can lead to annoying or uncomfortable symptoms, but not every dental problem is considered a true dental emergency. A dental emergency is a problem that needs professional assistance to relieve severe pain, stop bleeding, address a significant aesthetic or functional concern, or save the natural tooth. Examples of dental emergencies include:

  • Severe toothache
  • Injury or trauma to tooth or gums
  • Uncontrollable bleeding
  • Abscessed tooth
  • Knocked-out tooth
  • Severely cracked or broken tooth

What is Not A Dental Emergency?

Most dental concerns will not resolve on their own. On the contrary, they will often progress and lead to other complications if left untreated. While true, most dental concerns do not require immediate care from a dental professional. These include:

  • Mild toothache
  • Small crack or chip in the tooth
  • Cavity
  • Broken braces (that aren’t causing pain)

When Should You Seek Emergency Dentistry?

If you think you have a dental emergency, don’t hesitate to contact the trusted team at Longpoint Dental. One of our team members can help determine if your situation is truly an emergency or if it can wait to be treated. Most importantly, we can advise you on how to alleviate pain and manage your symptoms until Dr. Ellis can see you.

Emergency Dental Care At Longpoint Dental 

When an emergency dental situation arises, the sooner a dentist can see you, the better. That’s why we’re proud to reserve urgent dental appointments for our patients during business hours. This means you can be seen for a same-day appointment for an urgent dental concern, such as an injury or severe toothache.

Tips to Prevent Dental Emergencies

No one plans a dental emergency, but it can happen to anyone. The good news is that you can decrease your chances of experiencing an emergency dental problem by taking these simple steps:

  • Brush and floss your teeth every day
  • Visit the dentist every six months for routine check-ups and professional cleanings
  • Wear a mouthguard when participating in contact sports
  • Avoid biting down on hard items, such as ice

Longpoint Dental: Your Best Choice for Emergency Dental Care

If you develop a bad toothache, injury, or other dental concern that requires immediate attention, the trusted team at Longpoint Dental is here to help. Dr. Ellis and her experienced team can guide you on how to manage your symptoms at home and fit you in for a same-day appointment to restore the health, function, and comfort of your mouth. Contact us today to schedule your next routine check-up and a professional cleaning to keep your smile healthy and lower your chances of experiencing an emergency!