Common Dental Emergencies & How to Prevent Them

It can be unpleasant to realize that something may be wrong with your mouth or smile. As a non-expert, judging whether or not a problem is a dental emergency can be difficult. In some cases, you can alleviate your symptoms without the need to go in for an emergency visit but other times there are situations when it’s best to contact your dentist right away. If ever you are unsure about whether or not you are experiencing a dental emergency, don’t hesitate to contact Smilestone Dental.

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Here are 10 common dental problems that may require immediate attention

Infected Tooth

 A tooth infection has the potential to grow into a tooth abscess. If left untreated, such an infection can cause serious health problems by invading the gums and potentially damaging nerve endings within the jaw. This could happen if you have a fever or are in a lot of pain.

If you have a consistent and painful toothache and suspect a dental infection, you should consult with your dentist as soon as you can. Ignoring infections is not a feasible option because they do not resolve on their own. Rather, they indicate a serious problem within your body.

Knocked out or broken tooth

 A damaged or displaced tooth can happen for a variety of reasons. The good news is that, while painful, a knocked-out tooth can sometimes be reattached if action is taken and the removed tooth is handled with care. To increase your chances of success, contact your emergency dentist within 30 minutes of losing a tooth, being sure to only touch the displaced tooth by its crown.

Mouth Sores: If you’re suffering from pain caused by a mouth sore, contact your dentist and make an appointment. Your dentist will typically be able to help you alleviate the discomfort associated with these sores.

Sudden Toothache

A toothache may not appear to be a dental emergency, but it can signify a variety of dental disorders. The pain may worsen over time and necessitate immediate care. Don’t be afraid to contact your dentist and describe your symptoms. From there, they will be able to help you make an informed decision.

How to Avoid Dental Emergencies

A few simple precautions can help you avoid these common dental emergencies. One of the most important things you can do is to schedule regular appointments with your dentist. These regular visits will help to ensure that you are being proactive with your oral health, and that your dentist is able to take preventative measures for keeping your smile healthy.

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