Dental Emergency in Colorado Springs, CO

Dental Emergency in Colorado Springs, CO

If you are already dealing with some dental issues, an emergency dentist should always be on your speed dial. It is also essential to differentiate a standard dental issue from a dental emergency. Usually, dental concerns such as unbearable toothache, bleeding gums, severe infections, or soft-tissue injuries are considered dental emergencies.

Common Dental Emergencies 

Here are some of the common dental emergencies which require immediate dental care. Delaying emergency treatment of these conditions can result in further complications. 


Toothaches are a red flag, indicating that you could be suffering from any oral condition in your mouth. In such scenarios, you need to visit a qualified emergency dentist to diagnose and treat the concern. Other symptoms to watch for are fever, sensitivity issues, and swelling in the mouth. The root cause of toothache is infections, and food stuck between two teeth. Until you visit a dentist, apply a cold compress, and rinse with salt water to relieve the pain and discomfort.

Bleeding Gums

Bleeding gums along with severe pain and swelling could indicate issues such as gum disease, external trauma to the mouth, root canal infection, etc. Bleeding gums could also be caused by periodontal disease. Visit your dentist at the earliest to get it treated.

Soft Tissue Injury

If any of the mouth's soft tissues like the gums, lips, tongue, or inside lining of the cheeks get injured, you may require an emergency dental visit. Such soft tissue injuries, including punctures, tears, and lacerations, should first be properly rinsed with warm water to stop the bleeding. You may also use a clean piece of gauze to apply pressure on the wound.

Missing Filling

A lost or misplaced filling has to be treated immediately as the tissues of the tooth underneath could be exposed to the microbes in the mouth. If left untreated, this can result in pain, discomfort, and hypersensitivity when consuming hot or cold foods. We will place a replacement tooth-colored filling in the cavity.

Abscessed Tooth

A tooth abscess is a severe dental issue where pus in the tooth can lead to acute tooth infection. It may cause fever, sensitivity, toothache, or swelling. If you witness a bump on your gums, it's an emergency condition, and you should see the dentist right away. If left unattended, the infection can further spread to your jaw and its surrounding tissues.

Broken or Avulsed Tooth

A broken tooth can be extremely painful and cause massive bleeding as the nerves, and blood vessels underneath would be disturbed. If the tooth has been knocked out completely, we may be able to place it back in the socket if you reach us in time. Please protect the tooth by rinsing it with clean water and placing it in a glass of milk until you get to our dental practice.


Please reach out to our dental practice in Colorado Springs, CO, to consult with our dentist, Dr. Cantua. Please call Dentist in Colorado Springs CO at (719) 235-5885 or schedule an online consultation, and we'll guide you further.

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13492 Bass Pro Dr Ste 110, Colorado Springs, CO 80921

Phone: (719) 235-5885

Email: [email protected]

  • MON - TUE: 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • WED: 10:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • THU: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • FRI: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • SAT - SUN: Closed
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3113 w Colorado ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80904

Phone: (719) 235-5885

Email: [email protected]

  • MON - TUE: 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • WED - THU: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • FRI: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • SAT - SUN: Closed
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