A dental emergency can consist of a lost or damaged tooth or pain from a cavity. But you can also develop problems with your gums that require immediate attention from Dr. Malekzadeh and team. When those problems arise, Malek Periodontics offers emergency periodontal care in Glendale, Arizona. When should you call 623-362-8969 for an emergency appointment with Dr. Tannaz Malekzadeh?
- Loose Teeth– That loose tooth may be caused by a trauma involving your smile. But if you have not sustained any injury or impact recently, it could be the result of swelling from progressive gum disease. Although this problem frequently occurs over time, you should contact our office as soon as you notice movement in your teeth.
- Pain and Swelling– An infection in your mouth can create swelling and pain. It may also be caused by a condition known as pericoronitis, which is an inflammation around a partially erupted tooth. If your discomfort and swelling affect your gums and cannot be addressed with an over-the-counter pain reliver, or if the swelling spreads, call our team for your appointment.
- Bleeding– If your teeth bleed when you brush or floss, it could be a sign of over-aggressive home care, but it could also be one of the primary indicators of gum disease. If the bleeding is the result of a trauma, cannot be explained or does not stop, please contact our office immediately.
- Abscess– An abscess is the buildup of pus from an infection. It may occur as the result of an infected tooth, in which case we will refer you to your regular dentist. A periodontal abscess occurs when an infection involves your gums. In addition to being painful, these infections can make eating difficult. If you suspect an abscess, schedule a visit with our periodontist. There is a risk that the infection could spread to other parts of your body, and if you develop chills, nausea or a fever, contact our team as soon as possible.