Types of Dental Emergencies
If you experience a dental emergency, being prepared and informed on how to handle the situation and what to expect can make a big difference! Our office is prepared to help in a dental emergency and get you or a family member the treatment needed to ensure that you are as comfortable as possible. Here are some of the most common types of dental emergencies:
- Injury: One of the most common dental emergencies is an injury. If you have a cracked or broken tooth because of an injury while playing sports, or some kind of activity, it can cause a lot of pain. You might have even had your tooth knocked out completely, in which case you need to ensure that the area does not become infected.
- Cracked or broken tooth from eating: It's also common to experience a dental injury from eating something that hits a tooth wrong. Again, if you don't have it addressed quickly, it can cause more damage to the area.
- Sudden pain: If you are suddenly experiencing pain in your mouth that did not occur from an injury, you should see a dentist immediately. You want to make sure that whatever issue has come up gets treated right away to prevent further damage, but also to prevent the pain from continuing! You might be experiencing pain due to tooth decay or an infection.
- Loose teeth: Adult teeth should not become loose, and they should stay pretty stable. If you notice that you have a loose tooth, it could be a sign of a serious problem, and you should see a dentist right away to get it evaluated.
There are always a lot of unique factors when a dental emergency occurs. The best way to handle any emergency is to call a dentist right away and go in to have it looked at. You simply can't have an emergency addressed without an in-person visit, so it's important to do it sooner rather than later!
If you have any questions, or if you're experiencing a dental emergency, don't hesitate to contact our office today. We'll get you on the schedule right away, and our team of experts will ensure that you get the right treatment for your needs!