Dental Emergencies

Why does it seem like dental emergencies always happen at the most inconvenient times? If you have a toothache or dental pain, contact our Carlton, OR dental office right away. We treat dental emergencies as quickly as possible, usually by providing same-day dental appointments.

Is It a Real Dental Emergency?

It is tempting to put off the call to your Carlton emergency dentist if you are unsure whether your condition warrants an immediate appointment. 

Here are some situations in which you should contact us for an appointment with Dr. Leif Gambee right away.

  • You have a toothache
  • You have bleeding that won’t stop
  • You have a knocked-out tooth
  • You have swelling in the face, jaw, or gums

Pain is your body’s way of alerting you to a problem. Since most dental conditions do not cause pain until they are well advanced, pain is a sign that immediate attention is necessary.

Swelling indicates the presence of an infection. Infections may worsen over time and can put your body’s entire wellbeing at risk.

We have only hours to save a knocked-out tooth from a sports or auto accident. Keep the tooth moist and contact us right away.

Don’t Let Your Dental Emergency Go Untreated

At Carlton Dental, our compassionate team understands that many people stay away from the dentist because of fear or anxiety. These emotions can skyrocket when facing an emergency situation. You need not worry, however, because Dr. Gambee has a gentle and kind chairside manner that will calm you. He will give you an accurate diagnosis and describe all of your treatment options so that you can make an informed choice.

Putting off care can make pain worse and also puts your tooth at risk. Our goal is to avoid the extraction of teeth, and seeking our professional help promptly reduces that risk.

Your Emergency Appointment

If you are new to our practice or it has been some time since you have had an appointment, here is what you can expect when you arrive for an emergency exam.

  • You will be greeted with a smile
  • We will gather vital information about your medical history
  • Our team will take an x-ray of the area
  • Dr. Gambee will evaluate your condition
  • He will provide palliative treatment

In many cases, we can complete treatment at your emergency dental appointment. In other cases, we may need to schedule a follow-up visit to deliver a final crown or to check root canal healing.

If you are not yet a regular patient, we will welcome you back for a full exam and dental cleaning so that you can avoid dental emergencies in the future.

Let Us Alleviate Your Dental Pain

We treat a variety of dental emergencies at Carlton Dental. If you are unsure whether you need an immediate appointment, our team is available to guide you through the process.

Give us a call today!