Dental emergencies can be scary and confusing because it’s often hard to know what to do when emergent situations occur. However, nowadays some dentist’s offices are offering emergency services if and when a person experiences one.
In this article, we will go over a few different dental emergencies and explain how our dental office can help. Being aware of what to do when a dental emergency occurs can help anyone who isn’t sure in the moment, as well as prepare them for possible future emergencies.
What are some different types of dental emergencies?
A lot of dental emergencies are related to sports injuries. People that play or practice involved sports are more prone to dental emergencies because physical force is typically occurring. And, more times than not, a person will dislodge their tooth right in the middle of a game. A dislodged tooth is an emergency and one should immediately seek help from a dentist’s office.
Severe crack or chip
While the teeth are extremely strong, they are also delicate too. If and when a person bites down on something that is too hard or not edible, their teeth are prone to cracking and chipping. Cracking and chipping can also be caused by a physical impact to the face and mouth. Sometimes these cracks and chips aren’t severe enough to cause damage but other times, they are so extreme that seeing a dental professional is necessary.
Toothaches aren’t always necessarily dental emergencies but if a person can’t bear the pain that they are feeling then a visit to a dentist’s office is in order. Toothaches are often indicators of other dental problems that should be addressed by a professional.
What dental offices can do for emergencies
A dentist’s office, like ours, can provide a person with a diagnosis for whatever their dental emergency might be. The dentist will likely assess the situation and determine what to do from there. Sometimes they may need to take extraordinary measures to save a person’s tooth or surrounding area.
Cracking or chipping
If a person cracks or chips their tooth, a dentist will be able to provide a few different treatment options such as dental bonding or a dental crown placement.
A dislodged tooth
When a tooth is completely dislodged, a dentist will attempt to reimplant it but the risk is high for infection and pain. Having a tooth reimplanted may require surgery to be done.
Emergent toothaches are typically treatable with medication and a determination of what the bigger problem is. A dentist can determine what the dental problem is and then decide what action needs to be taken. Toothaches typically result from cavities or an abscess.
If you have questions about how our office can help with dental emergencies then reach out to us today. Our trained professionals would be happy to help you with your dental emergency! Give us a call or stop in today.