Emergency Dental Care in Minneapolis & Minnetonka, MN
Holger Dental Group provides emergency dental care that helps restore a tooth that sustains damage from an accident or infection. If you live in Minneapolis & Minnetonka or the surrounding area, we encourage you to save our phone number since there is no way to tell if or when you may have a dental emergency; putting in your contact list can save you a trip to the emergency room.
Why Do We Provide Emergency Dental Care?
We provide emergency dental care in Minneapolis & Minnetonka, MN, to ensure that patients get the help they need immediately. If you leave a damaged or infected tooth alone, you risk spreading the infection.
Why Should I Visit You For Emergency Dental Services Instead of Going To The ER?
While the physicians in the emergency room are skilled at treating health emergencies, they are not familiar with dental care. They can triage any problem you have by helping stop the bleeding, but they will not restore a damaged tooth. Likewise, if you visit an emergency room due to dental pain, they can provide pain relief but cannot find out what is causing it and work to solve it. This is why you need to visit the emergency dentist instead. Remember that even if you go to the emergency room, you will still need to visit the dentist anyway. Instead, visit us for emergency dental services to save yourself the extra pain, time, and money.
What Types of Procedures Does An Emergency Dentist Perform?
At Holger Dental Group, our team provides the same services you can receive during a traditional dental visit. The two most common issues that we address during emergency dental visits are:
It is fairly common for teeth to sustain damage in an accident. The damage can be a common car accident, workplace injury, sports accident, or other. While most adults do not think about cracking a tooth while playing a pickup game of basketball – it happens. These casual everyday events can lead to sudden tooth damage; if they do, you must be sure to repair the damage as soon as possible. While providing emergency dental care in Minneapolis, we can fix a cracked, chipped, or knocked-out tooth.
Visit our office if you need an immediate dental restoration in the Minneapolis & Minnetonka area. For fast results, we can use dental bonding. This resin, tooth-colored material, can be placed on top of your tooth, shaped, and hardened using a special dental light. You can complete it in one sitting so you can walk in with a chipped tooth and leave with a fully restored one. Other solutions like dental veneers and crowns are also available to correct damage but typically require two visits.
We can also provide emergency dental care if your tooth has been knocked out due to an accident or has fallen out after becoming loose. If you can find the tooth, rinse it and put it in a cup of milk, then come to our dentist’s office in Minneapolis immediately. There is a possibility that you can put the tooth back in your mouth. Otherwise, we can discuss replacement options, including dentures, a dental bridge, or a dental implant. All these possibilities can appear completely natural, so call us to learn more about them.
Many Minnesota patients suffer from a major toothache with emergency dental care. This is why people seek care immediately instead of waiting for Monday or for the dentist to open in the morning. It can be debilitating when a toothache strikes, and we can provide relief. The good news is that it does not have to be. At Holger Dental Group, we have found that most toothaches do not happen without warning. Typically, some signs can include discomfort when biting down, sensitivity to heat or cold, irritation when brushing or flossing, etc. If you sense any of these things, we encourage you to call and schedule an appointment for a dental exam. We can examine your teeth, look for any signs of infection or decay and treat the problem before you go from moderate discomfort to a raging toothache. Our friendly Minneapolis & Minnetonka staff can work with you to schedule an appointment that fits within your schedule so that you have no reason to delay in seeking treatment. However, we want to see you if you do not come in immediately and develop a bad toothache.
One of the common reasons for a bad toothache is severe decay or an infection. To resolve this issue, we may need to perform a root canal. We can do this while providing you with emergency dental care. Since the discomfort is caused by the infection, removing it will help you feel better immediately. First, we will numb the area, provide anesthesia, and then create a small hole in your tooth to remove its infected portion. Once done, I will clean the area before it is sealed. We will do everything available to safely ensure that the procedure is comfortable. After we finish the procedure, you will begin to feel significantly better than when you first came in. Sometimes, it is necessary to restore the tooth with a dental filling or crown. We can complete that portion of the procedure immediately or schedule a second appointment if this is the case.
Definition of Dental Emergency Terminology
A dental abscess is a pocket of pus that forms in the tooth root from a bacterial infection.
Facial cellulitis is when an infection from an abscess or plaque in the teeth causes pain and spreads throughout the face.
Impacted Wisdom Tooth
An impacted wisdom tooth is a tooth that does not erupt from the gums properly that can cause pain and become infected without professional extraction.
Irreversible pulpitis is when the pain in the tooth occurs spontaneously or continues to hurt after the patient removes the hot/cold substance that was causing pain. Normal pulpitis will cease hurting directly after removing what is causing the pain.
Lateral luxation displaces a tooth that moves it in the wrong direction while still attached to the gums.
Pericoronitis is the inflammation of soft tissues surrounding a tooth that does not fully erupt from the gums and causes pain.
Tooth avulsion is when the tooth completely displaces from the socket due to an accident or other health issues. We can replant the tooth if the patient seeks immediate care.
A tooth fracture can result from multiple sources, including an accidental elbow to the face during a sports game, biting on something hard, falling face first, and more.