At Brazos Oral & Facial Surgery, we know that it is virtually impossible for patients to know when an emergency oral health issue will arise in advance. In an instance where a severe injury to the facial region occurs, whether it be to the teeth, gums, jaw, or lips, it is critical to address the problem as soon as possible to avoid serious complications. Although you cannot plan for an emergency situation, like your teeth getting knocked out or knowing you will have a fractured jaw, you should not hesitate when seeking immediate treatment. Delaying proper treatment will increase your risk of serious infection or permanent damage. Waiting will also increase the time and expense necessary to correct the problem or injury suffered.
Some of the most common oral health emergencies include:
- Knocked-out teeth
- Partially dislodged teeth
- Fractured Jaw
Dr. Scott Warren and his surgical team at Brazos Oral & Facial Surgery know how concerning and scary urgent situations are, which is why we are on call to assist you during your emergency situation. We are here in your time of need! Whether you suffered a knocked-out tooth, or you experienced a major facial injury, you should always seek the specialized help of an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are the most qualified medical providers to address your oral health emergency. They receive extensive hospital-based surgical training in addition to obtaining their degree in Dentistry. Dr. Warren is on call at Providence Hospital to consult on facial trauma cases and has received hands-on experience treating sensitive facial trauma cases.
If you believe that you are experiencing an oral health emergency, please call our office. We would be happy to offer you immediate treatment during your emergent situation and address your needs to restore your smile.