Any time a severe injury to the facial region occurs, whether it be the teeth, gums, jaw, or lips, it is critical to address the problem as soon as possible to avoid serious complications. It is virtually impossible for patients to know when an emergency oral health issue will arise in advance; you cannot plan for the possibility of your teeth getting knocked out or knowing you will have a fractured jaw. But not seeking immediate 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. Bobst and his surgical team at Boise Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Center know how scary and concerning urgent situations are, which is why we are on call to assist you in an emergency situation. If you lost a tooth that needs to be replaced, or you suffered a major facial injury, you should always seek the help of an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. They are the most qualified medical providers to address your oral health emergency due to their extensive hospital-based surgical training in addition to obtaining their degree in Dentistry. Dr. Bobst is on call at the local hospital to consult on facial trauma cases and has received hands-on experience treating sensitive facial trauma cases.
If you believe that you have an oral health emergency, please call our office in Boise, ID. We would be happy to address your needs and restore your smile.