This video describes the role of an ER in treating a dental emergency such as dental pain. It lists the most commonly used medication in the emergency room for reducing dental pain and inflammation.
Can an ER Help with My Dental Pain?
If you are experiencing severe tooth pain, it is best to consult a dentist as soon as possible. However, if the pain is unbearable or accompanied by other symptoms such as fever, swelling, or difficulty breathing—which is considered to be an emergency situation—you should seek emergency dental care. If you go to a regular ER room with dental pain, the healthcare professionals will assess your symptoms and provide treatment to manage the pain and other associated symptoms if need be. Depending on the cause of your pain, they may prescribe medication or antibiotics to treat the infection.
The Most Common Antibiotics Prescribed would be:
The Most Common Pain Control would be:
ER may also refer you to a dentist for further evaluation and treatment. It is important to note that visits to the ER for dental issues can be very costly. It can cost thousands of dollars and they may not provide a permanent solution to your problems, meaning that they will treat the symptoms but not the underlying problems. Therefore, it is always best to see a dentist as soon as possible to get proper treatment and avoid further complications.
If you’re interested in learning more about emergency dental care, feel free to contact the friendly team at Dental Arts San Diego! Give us a call at (619) 943-3189 or click here to schedule an appointment. We are located at 707 Arnele Avenue, El Cajon, CA, 92020.