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What’s an Urgent Dental Emergency?

Dental emergencies can arise when least expected.  Visiting your dentist routinely every six months will minimize the chances of an unfortunate dental emergency from occurring.  Working with a dental team you can trust, will help resolve your dental emergency leading to successful outcomes.  Seeking dental care is crucial for maintaining oral health and addressing dental issues promptly. It is essential to differentiate between emergency and routine dental care to ensure you receive the appropriate treatment when needed. 

What is a dental emergency?

A dental emergency requiring urgent dental care may include; experiencing pain, swelling, or have a broken tooth.  Dental emergencies involving severe tooth infections must be treated with urgency, taking priority of routine six-month check-ups and even other cavities.  Emergency dental care pertains to immediate and critical dental issues that require prompt attention. 

Seeking immediate dental treatment for a dental emergency can possibly save your tooth.   To reduce possible complications and reduce future costs contact your local dentist if you’re experiencing a dental emergency.

Examples of Dental emergencies may include severe toothaches, knocked-out teeth, broken or fractured teeth, severe oral bleeding, dental abscesses, and other urgent issues that cannot wait for regular appointments.

Common Types of Dental Emergencies

1. A Severe Tooth Ache

Tooth pain is your body’s way of letting you know there’s a problem.  Every tooth has a nerve inside that’s directly connected to the brain.  Tooth pain can be among the worse pain people can experience.  Please see your dentist if tooth pain is disrupting your daily routine.

Common causes of Tooth pain include:

– Deep Tooth Cavity

– A broken tooth

– Gum infection

– Tooth trauma from teeth grinding (bruxism)

– Broken crown, veneer, or a filling

2. A tooth infection

A tooth infection can create, pain, facial swelling, and/or an abscess.