Reasons to Seek Emergency Dental Care

A cracked or chipped tooth isn’t the only reason to seek immediate dental care. In fact, there are a number of reasons why you may need to see your dentist the same day. These include the following symptoms. 

  • Severe pain in your mouth is a telltale sign for emergency dentistry. Any pain in your mouth indicates that you need to make an appointment with your dentist but severe, long-lasting pain shouldn’t be left alone. Any time we ignore dental pain, we can make matters much worse. 
  • If you notice bleeding or swelling in your gums, then you should see your dentist as soon as possible. If your teeth start to bleed, either your gums or the roots of your teeth have been severely damaged. Of course, this doesn’t include small amounts of blood from irregularly flossing. Swelling, on the other hand, indicates a problem with your gums. Without immediate treatment, you could lose teeth, bone matter, or ligament in your mouth. 
  • If you notice any physical damage, then you should seek immediate treatment. Much like a cavity, a chipped, broken, or cracked tooth allows bacteria to enter the root of your tooth. Left untreated, you could need a root canal or extraction rather than a quick dental filling. 

When you need immediate care, we are here for you. We will always move our schedule around to make sure we see our patients the day that they call us about a dental emergency. To reach Dr. Goodling and Dr. Rosen, give us a call at (302) 994-0979

Our Emergency Dentistry Services

If you’re in crisis mode, schedule your appointment with us right away. When you come in for your visit, we can provide the following services and more.

Dental Fillings and Dental Bonding

If you have a cracked, broken, or chipped tooth, we could repair your smile with dental fillings or dental bonding. With these procedures, we use a composite mixture to seal cracks and chips, making your smile whole once more. 

Root Canal Procedures

If you have more decay or damage in your tooth, a root canal procedure may be necessary. This procedure consists of cleaning the root of your tooth and then sealing it to ensure a comfortable, healthy bite. 

Tooth Extractions

Some damage is beyond repair. For those cases, we will extract your tooth and fit you with a beautiful, fully functional tooth replacement. Though we might not be able to fit you with a tooth replacement the very same day, we can extract a painful tooth that has decay or damage. This way, you can be comfortable until you get your tooth replacement.


We often find that swollen and bleeding gums are the result of severe gum disease, or periodontics. Gum disease forms when you have too many harmful bacteria in your mouth. Unfortunately, the bacteria can eventually travel through your veins to your heart and cause heart disease. If you visit us for emergency treatment for gum disease, we will start treatment immediately to prevent further harm.

Call Today for Your Emergency Dental Appointment in Wilmington

Your teeth and gums are delicate. Even more, the intricate system of blood flow from your mouth interacts with your entire body. Therefore, your dental care is extremely important. We’re here for you when you need us, whenever that may be. 

Give our dental team a call at (302) 994-0979 to see us today for a same day appointment.