Emergency Dentistry Specialist

The Van Orman Dental Group

Jeffrey B. Van Orman, DMD

Dentist located in Southwest Metro Area, Lake Oswego, OR

No one knows when emergencies are going to arise, but the compassionate team at the Van Orman Dental Group understands the need for prompt care. That’s why Jeffrey Van Orman, DMD prioritizes emergency dental care for people around Lake Oswego, Oregon. If you’ve broken a tooth, lost a crown, or had another dental emergency, call the Van Orman Dental Group for a same-day appointment.

Emergency Dentistry Q & A

What is a dental emergency?

Dental emergencies include oral injuries or infections that require immediate medical care. Without prompt treatment, dental emergencies can lead to serious pain and potentially permanent damage.

Dr. Van Orman understands the need for early treatment in these situations, which is why he makes your dental emergency a priority. He offers emergency dentistry for all types of unexpected issues, including:

  • Toothaches
  • Dental abscesses
  • Chipped or broken teeth
  • Knocked-out teeth
  • Teeth that get dislodged or pushed out of place
  • Fractured teeth
  • Lost crowns or fillings
  • Tissue damage from a bicycle accident or other injury

When is a toothache considered an emergency?

A severe toothache may be a sign of a serious underlying problem, such as an abscess. An abscess is an infection around the root of your tooth or in between your teeth and gums. Your toothache may be a dental emergency if you experience any of these common symptoms of an abscess:

  • Fever
  • Bad breath
  • Severe toothache
  • Tooth pain with or without chewing
  • Redness or swelling in your gums that may look like a pimple
  • Swelling of your jaw

It’s important to call Dr. Van Orman right away if you suspect you may have an abscess. Without treatment, an abscess can damage your teeth and gums, and even spread infection elsewhere in your body.

How soon should I see a dentist for a dental emergency?

If you’ve had an accident, injury, or another type of dental emergency, you should call Dr. Van Orman right away. He understands emergencies are never convenient, but he and his team strive to improve your situation as soon as possible. Oftentimes, he can treat your emergency the same day it occurs.

How do you treat dental emergencies?

First, Dr. Van Orman evaluates your oral health and asks questions about how your dental emergency happened. He may take a digital X-ray to determine the severity of your condition.

Then, he provides treatment as quickly and efficiently as possible so you can return to your healthy smile and normal routine. Depending on your situation, this may include:

  • Antibiotic medications
  • Pain-relieving medications
  • Tooth restoration treatments such as fillings or crowns

If you’ve had a dental emergency, don’t hesitate to call the Van Orman Dental Group for fast treatment.