Emergency Dentistry Specialist

Expressions in Dentistry

General Dentistry located in Folsom, CA

If you have a severe toothache, infection, or dental trauma, you may have a dental emergency that requires immediate care. At Expressions in Dentistry, Thomas Ludlow, DDS, offers emergency dentistry to help you eliminate unwanted complications and avoid further pain. If you’re experiencing a dental emergency, call the office in Folsom, California, or schedule an appointment online.

Emergency Dentistry Q&A

What is emergency dentistry?

Expressions in Dentistry offers emergency dentistry when you have an immediate need to repair and restore your tooth. If left untreated, you could risk suffering more dire consequences such as dental infection or permanently losing your natural tooth.

Common dental emergencies include:

  • A dislodged tooth
  • Severe tooth pain
  • Uncontrollable bleeding in your mouth
  • Damage to the soft tissue of the mouth
  • A lost filling or crown
  • A cracked or fractured tooth

Expressions in Dentistry offers same-day emergency dentistry treatments to help relieve you of any pain or bleeding. If you're unsure if what you’re experiencing is a dental emergency, call the team at Expressions in Dentistry and they're happy to help.

How can I tell if I have a tooth infection?           

Dental pain can make living your daily life extremely challenging. If you’ve experienced any dental trauma or are aware you have gum disease, you may have a tooth infection.

Common symptoms of a tooth infection are:

  • Face or cheek swelling
  • Foul-smell in your mouth
  • Tender, swollen lymph nodes
  • Severe throbbing toothache
  • Extreme sensitivity to hot and cold
  • Pain when biting or chewing

If you experience any of the above symptoms, it’s crucial to visit the team at Expressions in Dentistry. If your infection isn’t treated quickly, it could result in a pocket of pus, known as a tooth abscess.

What do I do if my tooth gets knocked out?

If your tooth gets knocked out, make sure to pick up the tooth by its crown, and never touch the root. Try to insert your tooth back into the socket. As a last resort, place the tooth in under your tongue to keep it moist.

If you have a tooth infection, suffered a knocked out tooth, or have any other situation that requires emergency dentistry, call Expressions in Dentistry or book your appointment online for prompt treatment.