Dental abscesses can be very painful and costly to treat if allowed to sit long enough. They can progress from a simple tooth infection to other areas which can be life threatening at times.
A tooth with a dental abscess either needs a root canal or it needs to be removed to prevent further infection spread and pain!
Oral surgeons are highly equipped to drain infections that may have spread to more life threatening locations such as the airway.
Next time you have a tooth ache or a bump on the gum see your dentist or oral surgeon right away!
Happy President’s Day! We hope you are enjoying a quiet peaceful day. A fitting topic today is dental emergencies. A dental emergency can be as simple as your crown falling off your tooth and as severe as a tooth or associated bone breaking from trauma such as a fall, car accident etc.
Emergencies can happen at any time especially on a holiday like today. As Oral Surgeons we are trained to manage the most complex of dental emergencies from a simple cracked tooth to avulsion or loss of teeth to even bony fractures.
At Bowie Oral Surgery, we aim to be available for residents of Maryland and surrounding areas in the event of emergencies.
We are open M-F 8am – 4pm and open on Saturdays once a month from 8am – 1pm. You can usually call and most times to be seen the same day.
Here are a few quick tips in the event of some common dental emergencies.
We hope these tips were helpful to you.
Enjoy the rest of your day off. If a dental emergency arises, please feel free to reach out to us.
So your dentist said you need to see an oral surgeon? Or are you just wondering what’s the difference between an oral surgeon and what your general dentist does?
The truth is some general dentists do oral surgery and some prefer to send you to a specialist, particularly when the procedure is more complicated. Oral surgeons train for an additional 4 to 6 years after dental school. The training is very rigorous and extensive and covers all surgical procedures of the teeth, jaws and surrounding structures. This makes oral surgeons the most skilled specialist for teeth extractions or other surgical procedures of the jaws, particularly complex ones.
So the next time you have a toothache, need a tooth extracted / pulled or your dentist recommends that you see a specialist, know that you’re in great hands with the Oral Surgeon!