Dental emergencies can often be stressful and painful, making it crucial to take action quickly. Seeking out professional care as soon as possible is important for all dental emergencies, but you may have to wait for a short period of time before seeing your dentist, especially if the emergency occurs outside of office hours. Understanding what to do immediately after a dental emergency occurs can help ensure the best possible outcome for your oral health.
Common dental emergencies include:
Broken Permanent Tooth
Eating something very hard blows to the mouth, and even untreated cavities can result in broken teeth. If one of your teeth breaks, the first step that you should take is to find the tooth fragment, if possible. If you do find one or multiple fragments, keep them to bring them to your dentist. If the broken tooth resulted from a mouth injury, clean the injured area with warm water, cover it with a cold cloth, and schedule an emergency appointment with your dentist. [Read more…]