Quick Answer: Can The Emergency Room Do Dental Work?

Emergency room doctors can’t do much more than provide antibiotics and/or painkillers.

This may provide temporary relief, but toothaches, like most problems, don’t fix themselves.

You will still need to see a dentist to fix the problem.

What is considered a dental emergency?

“Dental emergencies are a continuum,” Simmons said. “Emergencies are usually fractures and infections, and urgent matters are when you have pain, sudden sensitivity to sweets or hot or cold drinks.”

Is a dental abscess an emergency?

An abscessed tooth is an infected tooth. The main symptoms are pain and swelling, which depending on the amount, can be categorized as a dental emergency. If the abscess is not treated, it can lead to a serious infection in the jaw bone. In fact, an untreated tooth abscess could even lead to a deadly brain abscess.

Does the ER have a dentist on call?

The alternative is visiting the ER, where costs are incurred for medical and emergency services. Specialist Access: Hospital ER centers do not have a dentist on staff, which means that many patients are not receiving care or guidance from a specialist. As a consequence, ERs can only provide very basic care.