Once at the practice, Dr. Sarah Latterell will take X-rays and examine the severity of your dental emergency and determine the treatment required.
2. Anesthetic or Sedation
Depending on the type of dental emergency, you may require an anesthetic or sedation. The anesthetic will numb the area to avoid pain during treatment; while the addition of nitrous oxide sedation (laughing gas) may assist in pain relief or relaxation for those who are especially anxious.
Emergency dental exams can involve anything from treating an infection or injury to replacing a crown, implants, veneers, temporary bridges, tooth extractions, orthodontic or denture adjustment, and more.
After an emergency procedure, Dr. Sarah Latterell may prescribe or suggest over-the-counter painkillers to ease the pain. She may also prescribe antibiotics if an infection is present. If any follow-up treatment is required, Dr. Sarah will provide details for what to expect.