Dental emergencies come as a shock and most people wouldn’t know what to do at that exact moment. Most of us would just panic and wonder what has to be done next. Well, under such circumstances, stay calm and get immediate medical attention. The quicker you get to a dentist, the lesser the pain you would have to endure and the easier it would be to treat the injury/condition.
Dental emergencies can either be caused due to injuries to the mouth or an underlying infection/cavity that had remained dormant for a long time. Be it a cracked tooth, dislocated jaws, bleeding gums/tongue or sudden pain in a tooth, we attend to all types of dental emergencies.
Common oral emergencies
Avulsed tooth: Sometimes, a strong blow to the mouth could knock a tooth completely out of its socket. In other cases, the tooth may break right at the gums, leaving the root in the gums. This can cause severe pain, swelling, and bleeding. Do your best to cover the wound with cotton gauze and get to a dentist as soon as possible.
Cracked or chipped tooth: A fractured tooth can be very painful as the nerves and blood vessels within the tooth would be affected due to the trauma. When you visit our practice with such an emergency, we would initially administer pain-relieving medication and then decide how best to treat the tooth.
Dormant cavities/infections:Sometimes, though a cavity is physically visible, there won’t be any pain due to it. But when it progresses to the root canal, it could lead to throbbing pain.
Sports injuries: When a sports equipment strikes a person in the mouth, or when they fall on their face, they may suffer an injury to the teeth, gums or the soft inner lining tissues of the mouth. It can cause bleeding, swelling or even cracked teeth.
Reach out to Lemon Tree Dentistry when there is a dental emergency and we’ll make sure you get the best treatment at the earliest. Call us at (602) 726-1594.