It might be challenging to determine which dental issues are emergencies, given the wide variety of dental issues.
In more severe situations, waiting a day to visit the dentist could be the difference between keeping or losing your tooth. Unsure of how to distinguish between critical and non-urgent issues? To determine when to call an emergency dentist, look out for these 5 indicators.
You don’t need to call an emergency dentist if your tooth is simply chipped and there is no discomfort. However, a permanent tooth that has been severely fractured, knocked out, or is causing severe pain, is typically cause for concern. In addition reducing the pain, seeking emergency dental care may help you save your tooth. If a tooth has been completely knocked out, keep it in a cup of milk until you can get emergency dental care. The likelihood of saving and re-inserting the tooth will rise as a result.
Undiagnosed, ongoing, and excruciating toothaches may be an indication of gum disease and infection. Try some at-home remedies initially if the pain is not too severe. However, it’s important to consult your emergency dentist if the pain persists or gets worse.
In the worst situation, you might have a tooth infection. If there is a lump next to the tooth that is giving you discomfort, feel around the gum line. A fever, and sensitive teeth are further warning signs to look out for. If you experience any of these signs, seek out an urgent care dental facility right away.
You may find that after flossing, or if currently dealing with gum disease, some bleeding of the gums is typical. But it’s crucial to contact your dentist if the bleeding is severe, ongoing, and accompanied by discomfort or swelling.
A swollen jaw can be caused by a variety of conditions. As previously mentioned, this is a symptom of gum disease. It is essential to make an emergency dentist appointment, as there is no way to be sure what is causing the swelling until consulting with a professional.
A crown or filling that tastes metallic on your tongue is sometimes a symptom that it has grown loose. As an unsealed filling can invite infection and cavities, it is crucial to seek emergency dental care. A root canal may be required to solve the issue if you wait too long.
You should seek emergency dental care if your teeth, gums, or mouth are acting abnormally in any way. Your oral health and general well-being depend on the early detection of any problems.
At Kettering Dentist & Implant Clinic we provide emergency dental care. Contact us right away to make an appointment with one of our emergency dentists and take advantage of our services.
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