Let’s face it: dental emergencies happen. From the occasional toothache to knocking a tooth out completely, it’s important to prepare for any type of dental emergency that may arise. Below are common dental emergencies and what to do if they happen.
Toothaches don’t just affect your mood—they can actually indicate a much more serious issue: For example, an infection in the root of your tooth or your wisdom teeth coming in. If you have swelling and bleeding gums along with your toothache, it could be a sign of gum disease, which is caused by plaque and bacteria buildup under the gum line.
Maybe you were playing a sport or were just plain clumsy. Whatever the cause of a chipped, broken, or dislodged tooth, it’s important to see an emergency dentist as soon as possible so that you don’t make matters worse or develop an infection.
If you think you’ve hurt your mouth, tongue, or jaw, see your dentist right away.
If you happen to have a dental emergency in the future, don’t panic. Call our office ASAP and we’ll do our best to accommodate you right away. And don’t forget to set up twice yearly examinations in order to keep your dental health in tip-top condition.