Dental emergencies may not always seem like emergencies when they happen. But if emergencies are not treated quickly, they may lead to health complications. Time is very important when you have an emergency dental situation.
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There are different types of dental emergencies. Several things can break a tooth: decay, trauma, grinding teeth at night, or biting down on something hard. A broken and cracked tooth may extend to the root and cause severe pain. If you have a broken or cracked tooth, you need to see our dentist as soon as possible.
If you have severe tooth pain, do not ignore it, especially when it’s constant and doesn’t go away. If you suddenly start experiencing swelling in a large part of your mouth, you need to be treated right away. You may have a dental abscess or periodontal disease. This could require an emergency root canal, or a tooth extraction if your tooth can’t be saved. If an infection continues for too long, the bacteria can actually spread through your bloodstream to other parts of your body, which will lead to a serious problem called sepsis.
If a tooth gets knocked out, do not play it tough and refuse to see the dentist. Play it smart. Place your tooth in a container with milk, and see our dentist as soon as possible.
Sometimes a tooth filling will fall out while chewing. You will likely notice your tooth is suddenly very sensitive to hot and cold temperatures, and it may hurt when you eat. If you suspect you have lost a filling and/or are feeling sudden pain, you need to see our dentist as soon as possible. Our dentist can prevent further damage that could lead to an infection later.
Dental crowns can also fall out if your teeth are severely decayed. If you believe your crown has fallen out or are experiencing pain, you need to see our dentist soon. As with a missing tooth, keep your crown in a container as our dentist may be able to use it. If not, we can likely get you a new same-day dental crown.
Damaged gums are a common injury that can happen during some type of accident. The accident may be car-related, sports-related or something else. The tooth and gum are often damaged at the same time. A damaged tooth could be a chip in a tooth, a crack in a tooth, a broken tooth or a knocked-out tooth.
If you are facing a dental emergency, please call our office as soon as possible at 858-401-7761. Our experienced dentist treats same-day emergencies including: root canals, extractions, crown repairs, oral surgery and more. Don’t delay or wait until tomorrow. Make an emergency dental appointment today. If our office is closed, please seek help at your nearest emergency room, and follow up with our dentist at a later date. You need to take immediate action to save your smile and your health.