Emergency Dentistry

What is Emergency Dentistry?

Emergency dentistry is a specialized branch of dental care that addresses urgent oral health issues requiring immediate attention. It’s the quick response and treatment of dental emergencies, which can occur at any time and often without warning. These emergencies can range from severe toothaches, broken or knocked-out teeth, lost fillings, abscesses, to dental trauma resulting from accidents. The primary goal of emergency dentistry is to alleviate pain, prevent further damage, and preserve the patient’s oral health. At Eastside Family Dentistry, Dr. Alexandra Cristescu provides prompt and effective emergency dental care.

The Emergency Dentistry Treatment Process

Immediate Consultation and Diagnosis

When a dental emergency arises, the first step is to contact Eastside Family Dentistry immediately. Our team will prioritize your case and schedule an immediate consultation with Dr. Alexandra Cristescu. She will perform a comprehensive examination, which may include digital X-rays, to accurately diagnose the issue. This initial assessment is crucial to determine the severity of the situation and to decide on the most effective treatment plan.

Pain Relief and Stabilization

The second step in the emergency dentistry process is to alleviate any pain you’re experiencing and stabilize the situation. This could involve administering local anesthesia, draining an abscess, or temporarily repairing a broken tooth. Dr. Cristescu’s primary concern is your comfort and safety, and she will take all necessary measures to ensure you’re pain-free and that the condition doesn’t worsen before definitive treatment can be provided.


Once the situation is stabilized, Dr. Cristescu will proceed with the treatment. Depending on the nature of your dental emergency, this could involve root canal therapy, tooth extraction, or placing a dental crown. This step aims to resolve the underlying issue, restore your oral health, and prevent future complications.

The Benefits Of Emergency Dentistry

  • Immediate Pain Relief
    One of the most significant benefits of emergency dentistry is immediate pain relief. Dental emergencies can be extremely painful and distressing. Dr. Cristescu understands this and prioritizes immediate pain management in her approach to emergency care. She uses advanced techniques and medications to swiftly alleviate any discomfort, ensuring patients can return to their daily life as soon as possible.
  • Prevention of Further Damage
    Emergency dentistry not only addresses the immediate issue but also helps prevent further damage. When left untreated, dental emergencies can lead to more serious complications, such as spread of infection, loss of additional teeth, or even systemic health issues. By seeking prompt emergency dental care, you can avoid these potential problems and protect your overall health.
  • Restoration of Oral Function and Aesthetics
    Finally, emergency dentistry aims to restore the functionality and aesthetics of your smile. Whether it’s repairing a broken tooth or replacing a knocked-out one, Dr. Cristescu’s expert care ensures that you can return to normal oral function, eating and speaking comfortably, and smiling with confidence.
  • Minimized Anxiety and Stress
    Emergency dentistry also significantly reduces anxiety and stress. Knowing that immediate help is available can provide immense peace of mind during a dental crisis. Dr. Cristescu and her team are committed to offering not just rapid treatment, but also reassurance and support, making the entire experience as stress-free as possible.

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