Dental emergencies are situations where you must seek urgent dental attention to relieve discomfort and save teeth. These are various kinds of services that have to be taken care of by a dentist. Delays could result in permanent damage or cause the patient to undergo expensive and lengthy treatments in the future.
Here are some instances that require an emergency visit to the dentist.
The toothache can be painful at times, but certain people choose to use painkillers and not address the issue. It is highly advisable to see your dentist as soon as you notice a problem, not just to relieve your pain but also to determine the exact reason. It could be a sign of an underlying medical issue that affects the nasal or ear tissues. Medications will only give short-term relief. An accurate diagnosis can help you receive the appropriate treatment to avoid any complications.
If you have fractured your teeth, your dentist can still save them - if you visit us right after the incident with the fragments of your damaged tooth or teeth. It allows you to maintain your natural teeth and also avoid the expense of a bridge or crown.
Foreign Object in Between Teeth
Sometimes our teeth get injured or entangled with a foreign substance lodged in dental spaces. In such a case, try using dental floss initially, but you should visit an experienced dentist immediately if it does not work. Please don't attempt to force the foreign substance out, as it could cause pain, damage your gums and teeth and lead to bleeding. The dentist can examine the area and know precisely how to proceed without causing more damage.
Lost Filling or Crown
It could lead to discomfort and possible embarrassment of the oral concern being noticed when you smile or talk. The earlier you get it fixed or replaced, the better you'll appear and feel.
Unfortunately, many people overlook seemingly minor oral issues because they believe they can handle the discomfort. It can lead to more significant problems that will require urgent dental treatment. For instance, the development of pus in gums is a sign of an infection. It can get deep into the gum tissue and result in tooth loss. If this happens, you should consult your dentist as soon as possible to examine the area and get it treated.
The cause of bleeding is trauma to the lips, gums, tongue, or cheeks. You could try applying an ice pack to the region to stop bleeding; however, it is best to visit your dentist immediately if that doesn't work. The dentist may have to stitch the wound to stop bleeding.
Please reach out to our dental practice in Anaheim Hills, CA, to have a consultation with our dentist. Please call us at (714) 974-0949 or schedule an online consultation, and we’ll guide you further.