At Costa + Williams, we are equipped to handle all types of dental emergencies, including toothaches, broken or chipped teeth, lost fillings or crowns, and more.

We understand the importance of prompt treatment and strive to provide fast, effective relief for our patients. We reserve time in our schedule each day to accommodate dental emergencies.

You may need to come in if you are experiencing the following symptoms:

  • Severe pain
  • A toothache
  • A sudden change in the color or shape of a tooth
  • A sore throat or earache that accompanies a toothache
  • Painful swelling in your mouth or face

Redefining what it means to see the dentist

Dr. Costa and Dr. Williams strive to connect to each patient on a human level, establishing an environment of trust and transparency that fosters peace of mind. In a world filled with impersonal, fast-paced, high-volume clinics, Costa + Williams Dental Health Care stands out as a breath of fresh air.  If you have an urgent need, please call us! We will do everything we can to see you ASAP to address the situation and get you comfortable, out of pain, and back to living life.

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Putting patients first

From your first call all the way until you walk out the door, we are focused on providing an outstanding patient experience and personalized one-on-one attention. We schedule fewer patients each day in order to allow ample time for discussing your concerns, answering your questions, and creating the ideal treatment plan for resolving your issues.

Many people are anxious about undergoing dental treatments due to past experiences. We understand this trepidation and do everything in our power to make this time different. We choose to empower patients with education, knowledge, and information, making them full, active participants in their own care rather than passive bystanders.

Why do dental emergencies happen?

A dental emergency can result from an accident or injury, complications from another illness, or a toothache that has gone untreated for too long. Whatever the cause, it’s essential to know what constitutes a dental emergency and what to do if you experience one. Dental emergencies can occur for many reasons, such as:

Accidents or injuries

A blow to the face or mouth can cause chipped or broken teeth, a dislocated jaw, facial fractures, and other injuries requiring immediate treatment by a dentist. The most common types of accidents that lead to dental injuries include sports injuries (such as concussions), motor vehicle accidents, and falls.

Oral cancer

Oral cancer often doesn’t show symptoms until it has reached an advanced stage. If you notice unusual lumps on your gums, swelling in your neck, or difficulty chewing food, contact your dentist immediately for evaluation and testing. Early detection is critical in treating oral cancer because it’s more likely to spread if left untreated for long periods.

Dental Abscess

When a cavity spreads to the root of a tooth, it can lead to an infection, pain, and swelling. This needs prompt treatment.

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What to do in a dental emergency

Dental emergencies can happen when you least expect them. From chipped teeth to broken dentures, here are some tips on what to do in a dental emergency:

  • Keep calm and call our office. No matter how bad the problem is, it’s always best to contact us first. We can assess the situation and determine what course of action should be taken next.
  • Don’t try to fix it yourself. While you may have had good intentions, trying to fix the problem can lead to more issues than anticipated. If you have an issue with your teeth that needs attention, contact us immediately so we can take care of it.
  • Don’t wait too long. It’s important not to procrastinate when it comes to dental problems because if left alone, they could worsen quickly, leading to more severe issues.

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