What Is Considered a Dental Emergency?September 15, 2020 8:08 pm
Having issues with your teeth can cause panic for anyone. But you don’t have to wait in pain before being able to visit a dentist. Cherry Blossom Family Dentistry provides dental emergency services so that we can see you as soon as possible.
What Is a Dental Emergency?
- Abscessed Tooth
A dental abscess is when the inside of your tooth becomes infected. Symptoms of an abscessed tooth may include pus, sensitivity to hot and cold food and drink, consistent toothache, and bumps on the gums. An abscessed tooth can turn into a potentially life-threatening issue, so it is essential to visit the dentist when you notice these symptoms.
- Broken or Chipped Tooth
You will want to treat a broken or chipped tooth as soon as possible, even if you’re not experiencing pain. Chewing food could cause more damage to your teeth, so treatment is necessary to prevent further damage.
- Knocked-out Tooth
A knocked-out tooth needs treatment immediately. Find the tooth and rinse it with water to clear it of debris. If you can, try putting the tooth back into the socket. If that’s not possible, place the tooth in a glass of milk or water to preserve the root. Visit us straight away to increase your chances of saving your knocked-out tooth.
- Severe Tooth Pain
Consistent tooth pain is a worrisome sign of serious dental issues, especially if you notice other abscessed tooth symptoms. You may want to call us to determine if it’s severe enough to come in for a dental emergency appointment.
- Lost Filling or Dental Restoration
If you have lost a dental filling or a dental crown, you will want to replace or restore them soon to prevent issues. You could probably wait a few days, but it’s best to see a dentist promptly.
What Can I Expect at a Dental Emergency Exam?
Our dental emergency exam includes a problem-focused visit and taking any necessary X-rays. We will discuss a treatment plan for you and answer any questions you may have. Our dental team will keep you informed and help you solve your dental problems.
Emergency Care in Burleson, TX
Have a dental emergency? We understand that not all dental exams are planned, so we always have space for dental emergencies. We will fit you in our schedule if you need an immediate exam. contact us today and get back to your life with no pain or dental problems.
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