Emergency Care

Dental emergencies require immediate treatment to stop ongoing tissue bleeding, alleviate severe pain or infection, and include:

  • Uncontrolled bleeding
  • Cellulitis or a diffuse soft tissue bacterial infection with intra-oral or extra-oral swelling that potentially compromise the patient’s airway
  • Trauma involving facial bones, potentially compromising the patient’s airway

Emergency dental care focuses on the management of conditions that require immediate attention to relieve severe pain or risk of infection.

Here are some simple precautions you can take to avoid accident and injury to your teeth:

  • Wear a mouthguard when participating in sports or recreational activities.
  • Avoid chewing ice, and hard candy
  • NEVER use your teeth to cut things, use scissors
Emergency care, office tour, Dr. Michael J. Ilardi, DMD