Most Common Dental Emergencies?

Most Common Dental Emergencies?

Posted by DR. PENG on Sep 14 2022, 12:50 AM

Most Common Dental Emergencies?

A dental emergency is a sudden, severe, and painful dental problem that requires immediate care. Generally, a dental emergency is categorized as any condition that requires urgent care within 24 hours. During your emergency dental visit, your emergency dentist will examine your mouth and take X-rays. They will then determine the next steps for treatment.

If you see any of these signs, call to make an appointment.

A Broken or Chipped Tooth

Chips and cracks in a front tooth can be serious. The tooth is likely painful, and sharp pieces can cut the tongue or cheeks. If the tooth is knocked out, schedule an appointment with your dentist as soon as possible.

To temporarily relieve pain, rinse the mouth with lukewarm salt water. Hold an ice pack outside the mouth on the injured area to decrease swelling. Use over-the-counter pain relievers, like ibuprofen, to relieve pain.

A Knocked-out Tooth

Your first step is to call your dentist. It’s important to see a dentist as soon as possible. Your dentist can determine if the tooth can be put back in place. If the tooth cannot be put back in place, your dentist will talk to you about options for replacing the tooth. Options can include using a dental implant or a bridge. Your dentist may also talk to you about getting a crown for the tooth.

Severe Toothache

Severe toothaches often require emergency dental care. Severe toothaches can be caused by tooth decay, infection, or trauma. They should always be treated by a dentist as soon as possible.

Toothaches can be caused by tooth decay. When a tooth is decayed, the nerves and blood vessels become inflamed and sensitive. The decay needs to be removed to stop the infection.

Toothaches can also be caused by infection. An infection occurs when bacteria enters the mouth and infects the teeth and gums. This can result in a toothache as well as a fever and swelling.

Toothaches can also be caused by trauma. This can be caused by accident, such as a sports injury, a blow to the face, or a fall.

Bleeding Gums

When your gums are bleeding, it is typically a sign of infection. Sometimes, a cavity can cause your gums to bleed. However, if your gums continue to bleed after you’ve brushed your teeth, schedule an appointment as soon as possible.

Bleeding gums can be a sign of gum disease, which can cause inflammation in the gums and jawbone. If left untreated, gum disease can eventually lead to tooth loss.

Objects Caught Between Your Teeth

A crown or filling can be dislodged when an object is stuck between your teeth. If the object can be removed without damaging your teeth, it should be. Otherwise, you should see your dentist as soon as possible.

If the crown or filling was dislodged, you should see your dentist as soon as possible. The crown may be re-cemented, or a new filling may be placed.

Visit iSmile Digital Design Center at 1151 Bethel Road Suite #303, Columbus, OH 43220, to learn more about our dental services. Call us at (614) 459-3229 to schedule an appointment.

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