Most Common Dental Emergencies

Most Common Dental Emergencies

Dental emergencies happen when you least expect them, and they can happen to anyone, and they don’t discriminate based on age, race, or socioeconomic status. Dental emergencies can strike anytime and anywhere. Dental emergencies can be broken down into the following categories:

Traumatic Dental Injuries

A traumatic dental injury is a severe injury to the mouth, teeth, jaw, or face that occurs as a result of contact or collision with something hard and/or sharp. These types of injuries can be extremely painful and should be treated by an emergency dentist immediately! In the event of an accident or damage to your teeth and gums, call your dentist’s office and schedule an emergency appointment! If you are located in or around Mt Pleasant, TX, please call the emergency dental office at Mt. Pleasant Family Dental today! 

Chipped Teeth

A chipped tooth is one of the most common dental emergencies, as it can lead to serious infection and discomfort if not treated right away. If a tooth is chipped or cracked, it can expose the sensitive inner layers of the tooth, called the pulp chamber and the root canals. These areas contain nerves and blood vessels that can become infected and lead to a painful abscess if left untreated. If you notice any chips or breakage in your teeth, it is important to visit your dentist as soon as possible before the problem gets worse. 

Knocked-out Tooth

If your tooth is knocked out completely, you should recover the lost tooth and rinse it gently with clean water. If possible, place the tooth back in the socket it came from and visit your dentist immediately. However, if you don’t have the opportunity to put the tooth back in the socket, you can rinse it off with cool water and attempt to place it back into the mouth between your cheek and gums. This will prevent your saliva from washing away any of the attached tissue to the tooth until you can see a dentist.

Broken or Loosened Crowns

A crown is a type of restoration that completely covers a tooth, restoring its size and appearance. If a crown comes off, it can create a situation where the tooth is already weakened due to decay or broken enamel. It is important to contact a dentist as soon as possible in this situation so that you can have the crown replaced on the tooth and prevent any further damage.

Dental Abscess

A tooth abscess is a pocket of infection that has grown around the root of a tooth or at the tip of its root. Symptoms will include fever, swollen lymph nodes in your neck, and severe pain in the affected tooth and surrounding area. If you experience any of these symptoms, it’s important to call us immediately.

While untreated, the abscess may spread into the jawbone and even into the skull. The infection may also spread to other parts of the body through the bloodstream. Treatment for a tooth abscess includes draining the infection with a root canal procedure. In severe cases, the tooth may have to be removed.

Mt. Pleasant Family Dental, located in Mt Pleasant, TX, is equipped with the best dentists and modern amenities that enable the best dental care facilities for patients. Call us at (903) 345-6065 and schedule an appointment with the dentist to know more about dental treatments provided at the dental practice.

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