Swollen Face Emergency

Emergency dental services in Scottsdale and Phoenix AZ

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Wondering what to do with a swollen face dental emergency? At Princess Center Dentistry, we’ve treated thousands of patients with dental emergencies. Dr. Lewandowski  will not only help you resolve the pain and discomfort of a dental emergency, but will also follow up with you afterward to assure the best results.

We’ve created this guide to help you understand what precautions to take to assure safe and expedient treatment when you arrive at our office.

Call us today for your dental emergency.

Swollen Face and What to do for First Aid 

A swollen face is never pleasant and is often accompanied by other emergency symptoms like tooth pain, tooth sensitivity, or bleeding.   Why is it a dental emergency that is not an isolated symptom or dental challenge?  Because it is often connected to other dental health complications that needs to be treated to prevent further dental and oral health issues.  So what should you do? 

  1. Set: An emergency dental appointment with you dentist so you can get to the cause of the swelling. 
  2. Go: To your emergency dental appointment. 
  3. Get: Assessed and treated for that is causing your face to swell up.  

When waiting for your emergency dental appointment, you can use ice or a cold compress to help reduce swelling. Remember the 15 minute rule and do not leave the ice or cold compress on your face for more than 15 minutes at a time. 

A Swollen Face Two Questions to Ask Yourself

If your face is swollen, here are two questions you should be asking yourself: 

  • Have I Recently had any Dental Work Done? 

 If  you can answer yes to this question, you may be experiencing a dental emergency that is related to the treatments that you recently had done. To find out the first aid steps for such a dental emergency, checkout: Problems Following Dental Care. 

  • Have I Experienced Any Facial Injuries or Trumas?

If you can answer yes to this question, you may be experiencing a broken jaw. To know what first aid steps to, checkout: Possible Broken Jaw. 

Emergency Treatments

Emergency dentistry is covers a wide variety of treatments for various emergency conditions. These may include any of the following.

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