Our emergency dentist understands that toothaches or abscesses cannot wait for the shelter-in to end. We would recommend you to call our office if you have a dental emergency and as you don’t have to go to the ER unless your injury is severe or life-threatening.
What are urgent dental emergencies?
If you have a pain in your jaw, gum, or tooth, then it is your body’s way of letting you know that you might require emergency dental care. The most common emergency treatments are emergency root canals, tooth extractions, etc. In case of emergency, you should immediately seek treatment so that we can repair your smile and relieve your pain.
You need urgent dental care if you have:
- A severe toothache
- A dental abscess
- Swelling in your gums
- A loose tooth
- A knocked-out tooth
- A broken tooth or are missing a large piece of tooth
- A large crack or chip in a tooth
What are non-urgent dental emergencies?
If you get a non-urgent dental emergency, then call our office so that we can tell you further steps to be followed. The common non-urgent dental emergencies are as follows:
- Lost filling, crown, or bridge
- Dull toothache
- Food lodged between teeth
- A small chip or crack in a tooth
How can you prevent dental emergencies?
Preventive measures can help in avoiding certain dental emergencies that include:
- Brushing and flossing twice to avoid tooth decay.
- Get your cavities filled, before the bacteria start feeding on your tooth nerves.
- Use a mouthwash at least once a day to kill bacteria in places where the toothbrush and floss cannot reach.
- Wear a custom mouthguard to protect your teeth from injury while being involved in physical activities.
- Wear a custom nightguard if you have the problem of grinding teeth (bruxism) while sleeping.
- Drink enough water.
- Limit the consumption of carbonated drinks.
- Quit tobacco.
If you would like to know more information on emergency dental care, please contact us. Our dentist is dedicated to helping patients restore their smiles after illness or injury.