Types of Dental Emergencies

Types of Dental Emergencies

A dental emergency means any condition that requires immediate treatment and care. We will thoroughly examine your teeth and gums to determine the cause and severity of the problem. Some dental emergencies include the following:

Severe Toothache

A severe toothache can be a sign of infection or decay. If your toothache is severe, it’s important to see your dentist right away. Your dentist will try to determine the cause of the pain. If an infection is present, your dentist may prescribe antibiotics to help treat it.

If the cause of your pain is decay, your dentist may recommend a filling or a crown. If the decay is extensive, they may recommend an extraction.

Broken or Chipped Teeth

A broken or chipped tooth is more than just a cosmetic issue. It can also cause pain and other problems, such as an exposed nerve or the risk of infection. In these cases, treatment should be sought as soon as possible.

Many broken and chipped teeth are the results of an accident. This can happen during sports, high-impact activities, or altercations. Any type of accident could potentially result in a broken or chipped tooth.

If a tooth is broken, it should be assessed and treated right away. If a tooth is chipped, it can sometimes be polished and bonded for cosmetic purposes. If the tooth is cracked, it may require an onlay or crown to prevent further cracking and damage to the tooth.

Knocked-Out Teeth

A knocked-out tooth is a dental emergency. The first thing to do is find the tooth. Handle the tooth by the crown, not the root. Rinse the tooth with water, but do not scrub or remove any tissue fragments. If possible, try to place the tooth back into its socket. If this isn’t possible, place the tooth in a glass of milk. Call your emergency dentist right away.

Bleeding and Swelling

Gum disease is often the culprit when it comes to bleeding and swelling. Untreated gum disease can cause gum tissue to pull away from the teeth, creating pockets around each tooth. Bacteria can enter these pockets, eventually causing an infection and tooth pain.

In case of any dental emergency, visit Premier Arts Dental at 4400 U.S. 9 #3200, Freehold Township, NJ 07728. For any queries, call us at (732) 334 7816 or visit our website to schedule an appointment. We will be happy to assist you further.

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