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1011 Catherine St. Salt Lake City, UT 84116

1011 Catherine St. Salt Lake City, UT 84116

 

Emergency Dentistry

Emergency Dentistry Salt Lake City UT | Dentist

When faced with a medical emergency, most people know exactly what to do - call their regular doctor if they have one, or go to the emergency room for treatment, depending on the severity of the problem. And while many people have a dentist they trust and have visited for years, the nature of dental work makes it so that appointments are typically planned, sometimes weeks or even months in advance.

However when faced with a dental emergency, many people find themselves at a loss of where to go and what to do. Just like a medical emergency, it is important to treat dental trauma and other problems in a timely manner in order to avoid complications and risk permanent damage.

Dental Emergency Treatment in Salt Lake City, UT

One of the most common dental problems to require emergency care is sudden tooth loss or breaks, usually caused by trauma or a fall. Although dental accidents are not generally life threatening, getting immediate care from a dentist is necessary in order to help preserve the tooth and the smile's overall appearance. Even small breaks can cause nerve injuries through bacteria build up in the soft pulp inside the tooth, potentially resulting in permanent damage if left untreated. A tooth fracture that might seem to be little more than a cosmetic problem can sometimes actually need a root canal to prevent infection and nerve damage.

Other types of dental emergencies include:

  • Inflammation
  • Bacterial infection
  • Abscess
  • Loose tooth
  • Knocked out tooth
  • Cuts and lacerations to the gums, tongue, lips, and cheeks


Contact your Emergency Dentist in Salt Lake City

Accidents happen. If a tooth becomes loose or falls out due to a fall or traumatic impact, try to keep the tooth clean and stable and seek immediate treatment. Call Dr. Spencer Luke at Lakeside Dental at (801) 596-3000 today!

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