What is a Dental Emergency?
To best serve our community during these difficult times, Liberty remains open to treat dental emergencies.
But, you may be asking, “what constitutes a dental emergency?”
If it can be rescheduled, it’s not an emergency.
- Exams, cleanings, x-rays
- Cosmetic treatment
- Braces or Invisalign
- Tooth whitening
- Tooth extractions (as long serious tooth pain is not involved)
If it involves pain, infection or immediate consequences, it’s probably an emergency.
- Infected gums with pain and swelling
- Trauma involving jaw or teeth (broken, knocked out)
- Wire braces causing extra pain or discomfort
- Cancer-related treatment (denture adjustments, biopsy, etc…)
- Post-surgical care
If you need emergency dental care, please don’t go to the Emergency Room. Contact us immediately. The ADA has asked us to focus on emergency oral healthcare to help lighten the load for hospitals.
"Concentrating on emergency dental care will allow us to care for our emergency patients and alleviate the burden that dental emergencies would place on hospital emergency departments."
- American Dental Association
If you or someone you know needs emergency dental care, please have them contact us. If you’re unsure whether your situation is an emergency, we’ll be glad to advise you.
We’re all in this together and the Liberty team stands ready to serve.