What Is A Dental Emergency?

I’m certain that we would all like to avoid any dental emergency but what exactly is considered a dental emergency? There are are few things that requires a dentist immediate attention.

  • A toothache or painful tooth
  • Pain on a tooth that is waking you up at night and or spontaneously coming on
  • Any part of the mouth or gums that has suddenly swollen up
  • Bleeding gums
  • A growth or leson in the mouth that has not gone away for 2 weeks
  • A knocked out tooth
  • A cracked or chipped tooth
  • Painful wisdom teeth
  • Infection in the mouth
  • A pimple on the gums which may indicate an abcessed tooth
  • Broken filling
  • Sharp teeth that is scratching the tongue or cheek

Avoiding A Dental Emergency

Here are a few tips that can help you avoid having a dental emergency

  • Practice good oral hygiene. Being consistant with your brush and flossing with reduce that bad anerobic bacteria therefore reducing your chances of getting a cavity.
  • Visit the Dentist regularly for check ups and dental cleanings.
  • Reduce sugary sweets, Alcoholic beverages and quit tobacco products.
  • Get regular Fluoride treatments to protect your teeth from cavities.

Dental emergencies are no fun but knowing the signs and how to handle the emergency is important.