All aspects of life can be negatively impacted by dental pain. What begins as a little toothache can develop into headaches, restless nights, and a lack of appetite.
Understanding what a dental emergency is and how to treat one is crucial, since dental emergencies differ from medical crises. Emergency dental appointments are available for both new and existing patients at Kettering Dental & Implant Clinic, as we take dental emergencies seriously.
This article seeks to explain what a dental emergency is, how it is treated, and how it varies from a medical emergency, if you’re concerned that you are going through one right now.
If you’re in pain, you might be wondering if you can schedule an urgent consultation to identify and address the problem’s root cause. A wide range of issues can require emergency dental treatment, including:
Whether your symptoms point to a dental emergency or not, you should still seek guidance from a dentist. To help you feel better as quickly as possible, your dentist might be able to provide a last-minute appointment.
If you have questions about any of the symptoms mentioned above, call your dentist.
Even if you decide that your circumstance is not urgent, you should nevertheless get in touch with your dentist. You might get treated far sooner than you anticipate if the clinic can set up an emergency appointment.
It’s crucial to know how to effectively take care of your dental health while you’re waiting for your appointment with the dentist. Maintaining your oral health is crucial while you are dealing with dental issues, even if you are unsure of what is causing the issue.
Only when you have a significant or painful fracture is this a true emergency. After scheduling an emergency appointment, you can take care of your broken tooth in the meantime by carefully cleansing your mouth with warm water and placing a cold compress on the outside of your mouth to ease any discomfort.
It’s easy to panic when a tooth is knocked out, especially if it is from the front of your mouth. A knocked-out tooth, however, is more than just an aesthetic issue. The remaining teeth may shift as a result of a space in the gum line left by a missing tooth, and the jaw may become weaker.
An urgent dental consultation might be able to save your tooth if you act quickly. Cleaning your tooth under running water while you wait for your appointment should be done with caution so as not to touch the root. Put the tooth back into the socket if you can. You should put your tooth in a glass of milk until you can visit the dentist if this is not possible. This will help to preserve any live components of your knocked-out tooth and maintain the pH balance of the tooth.
Whether you have an illness or a tooth that has been knocked out, you should try to keep the region as clean and free of food debris as possible, because this could lead to an infection that spreads.
For more information, check out our emergency dental care page.Back to Blog
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