Regular dental care is an important part of keeping your teeth and gums healthy for the long-term. We recommend that patients stick to the routine of getting a checkup at Trimble Dental every six months; this regular care lets us catch developing problems before they become too serious. Unfortunately, even the most regular dental care cannot always prevent an emergency from occurring. A dental emergency is a concern that requires immediate attention from a dentist and cannot safely be put off for a later date. We are pleased to offer emergency appointments with Dr. Trimble to our valued customers in Menomonie, WI.

The Symptoms of a Dental Emergency

There are a few symptoms that distinguish a dental emergency, including:

  • Severe tooth ache
  • Loose tooth
  • Lost crown
  • Abscesses
  • Broken veneers
  • Broken bridgework or dentures
  • Knocked-out tooth
  • Trauma or injury to teeth, gums, or jaw

These are some of the emergencies that require immediate attention by a dental care professional. Any condition that harms the integrity of the tooth or that puts oral tissue at risk should be given prompt attention. Trimble Dental offers same-day appointments for emergencies; we also offer on-call and emergency hours to better address sudden concerns.

If a tooth has been knocked out, place it in a glass or milk or back in the socket. If the socket is harmed, hold the tooth between the cheek and gum. Do not transport the tooth in water and take care to avoid touching the tooth root.

Seeing a Dentist for a Developing Concern

There are less pressing concerns that, while not emergencies, should be treated by a dentist at the soonest possible date. For instance, a tooth ache that is painful but manageable does not require immediate attention. Simply call our office and tell us about your problem. We will be able to schedule an appointment for you as soon as possible. We can usually schedule these appointments in short order.