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What Counts as Emergency Dental Surgery at Peak OMS?

Peak OMS is open during COVID-19 to provide emergency dental care to patients throughout Lakewood, CO, and the surrounding areas. Dr. Noori and his team are taking precautions to minimize the risk of transmitting disease, while still providing expert dental care to patients.

But you may not be sure if your condition demands emergency dental care. What types of injuries and dental health issues need urgent dental care, and which ones can wait? Find out below!

What Counts as Emergency Dental Surgery?

As a rule, we recommend that you come into Peak OMS if you have any dental issue that is causing you serious pain and discomfort or oral bleeding. So, what qualifies as emergent dental care? Let’s discuss a few common dental emergencies and their solutions below.

Tooth Extraction

There are some situations in which a tooth extraction has to go beyond standard dentistry – particularly when the tooth is beyond repair, if it has become diseased, if the tooth is creating crowding among other teeth, or if the removal is a result of a dental trauma. In these cases, the most effective solution is to contact your oral and maxillofacial surgeon to arrange an emergent dental surgery.

Wisdom Teeth Complications

While wisdom teeth are generally painful due to the resulting teeth crowding, there are some additional circumstances that elevate standard wisdom teeth removal to an urgent dental service. The first is when emerging wisdom teeth create infection, often perisoronitis, leading to inflammation beneath the gums. Infections must be treated with antibiotics in order to prevent long-term harm. Another emergency dental service occurs when there are complications following wisdom teeth extraction. If you experience pain or ongoing bleeding following your wisdom teeth removal, there may be an underlying issue that requires additional care.

Emergency Orthognathic Surgery

One of the more obvious instances requiring emergency dental surgery is pain in the mouth, jaw, or face as a result of trauma. If you are suffering from facial lacerations, intra oral lacerations, avulsed (knocked out) teeth, fractured or broken facial bones (cheek, nose or eye socket), or fractured jaws (upper and lower jaw), it is immediately evident that emergency surgery is required. If this is the case, please call 911. The hospital will arrange an emergency orthognathic surgery with the oral and maxillofacial surgeon on staff.

Get the Emergency Services You Need from Peak OMS

At Peak OMS, we’re here to help you get relief from your pain and discomfort, and we’re taking steps to keep our staff and patients safe during the COVID-19 outbreak.

From using hospital-grade disinfectants to wearing PPE (personal protective equipment) and utilizing single-use disposable supplies, we are taking every precaution required to keep you safe.

So, don’t wait. Get expert urgent dental care from Dr. Noori and our team of dental specialists in Lakewood, CO now by calling us at (303) 232-5637.

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