Sometimes an unexpected injury requires immediate care, making it impossible to schedule an appointment in advance. If you or a loved one experiences an injury or emergency situation, the oral surgeons at Arizona Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons in Tucson, AZ, and Oro Valley, AZ, are here to help. After an injury, it’s important to seek treatment right away to prevent complications and lower the risk of any permanent damage developing.
Oral Health Emergencies
Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are trained to treat a wide variety of injuries and conditions of the jaws, face, and teeth. Some of the most common oral health emergencies that oral surgeons treat include
- Avulsed (knocked-out) teeth
- Partially dislodged or broken teeth
- Fractured or dislocated jaws
- Abscess or infections
- Facial cuts
- Broken facial bones (cheekbone, eye socket, etc.)
Whether you are experiencing a dental emergency or a severe facial injury, the team at Arizona Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons is here to help. Oral surgeons undergo years of hospital-based training to treat facial injuries of all kinds. If you experience an oral health emergency, we will see you as soon as possible — if necessary, we will see you the day you call our office.
Handling Dental Emergencies
If you experience a dental emergency, such as a knocked-out or broken tooth, don’t panic. Severely broken or avulsed teeth can usually be saved and treated by an oral and maxillofacial surgeon.
When your tooth is knocked out, do not clean it off or try to wipe off any blood or tissue. This material can be important for replacement. Instead, try to keep the tooth in its socket or place the tooth in a container of saliva or whole milk and bring it to the office right away. The first 30 minutes after an injury offer the best chances for replacement, so the sooner you come in, the better.
If your tooth cannot be saved after an injury, our surgeons offer dental implants to replace missing teeth permanently. Your oral surgeon will also be able to evaluate any surrounding structures, such as salivary glands and facial bones, to ensure that no other injuries are left untreated.
Emergency Oral Surgery Services in Tucson, AZ, and Oro Valley, AZ
Our oral surgeons offer a wide range of treatments to repair the functional and cosmetic effects of dental and facial injuries. If you or a loved one is in need of evaluation or care after a facial injury, give one of our offices a call. One of our staff members will be happy to help you.
**If your injuries are serious or life-threatening, seek emergency room care immediately.