At Progressive Dental in Oklahoma City, we know that you strive to take great care of your teeth with regular brushing, flossing, and trips to the dentist office. Despite your best attempts to take care of your teeth, however, you may have an accident that causes you or a family member to have a serious dental emergency. When you have a dental emergency in the evening or on the weekend, there is no way that you will be able to wait to receive proper, professional care until regular business hours.

Causes for Dental Emergencies

Sometimes, the cause of a dental emergency is a serious auto accident. If you have been in a car crash, then you might have experienced chipped or cracked teeth. Other times, dental emergencies arise from sports injuries — specifically sports that involve physical contact. All it takes is one solid hit in the wrong place to knock teeth loose or even knock them completely out of your mouth.

Types of Dental Emergencies

One of the best indicators that you have a dental emergency is if you have unbearable pain, or if you have bleeding that cannot be stopped. Other obvious dental emergencies are teeth that are chipped, cracked, or fractured, adult teeth that are loose or have been knocked out of alignment, or teeth that have been knocked out of your mouth altogether.

When you have a dental emergency, you shouldn’t have to wait until your dentist’s office is open again. Call Progressive Dental in Oklahoma City to receive same-day emergency dental help.