Types of Dental Emergency

Types of Dental Emergency

Posted by MONTPELIER FAMILY DENTISTRY on Jul 23 2022, 10:44 PM

Types of Dental Emergency

Sometimes, an unpredictable situation or an unexpected accident will cause significant damage to the teeth, gums, or jaw. These emergencies require immediate care from a skilled professional.

A dental emergency can include:

Fractured Tooth

A broken tooth may be either sharp and jagged or flat and smooth. Fractured teeth can be painful, and they need to be evaluated as soon as possible.

The tooth may have been broken as a result of trauma, such as being hit in the face or falling. It can also be the result of grinding or clenching teeth at night.

Knocked-out Tooth

If your tooth gets knocked out, it’s important to see your dentist within six hours. In the meantime, you should rinse the tooth off with water, if possible, and place it back in the socket. The quicker you see your dentist, the better your chances are of saving the tooth.

Abscessed Tooth

An abscessed tooth is a cavity that has progressed into a more severe infection. The infection can spread into the tooth and into the root. The infection is painful and can cause swelling around your face.

The dentist will examine the tooth and take an x-ray to determine the extent of the damage.

Toothache

A toothache can be an annoying, unpleasant sensation. It can be caused by a number of things, including decay, infection, or gum disease. If your mouth is in pain, you should call your dentist. We will be able to determine what’s causing you pain and the best way to alleviate it.

Lost Filling or Crown

Lost fillings and crowns are extremely common. One minute, you’re chewing on something hard, and the next, it’s a soft, mushy mess. If your filling or crown falls out, don’t panic. As long as you act quickly, you can likely save your tooth.

First, rinse your mouth out with salt water. This will help reduce the pain, and it can also keep bacteria from growing in the tooth. You can use table salt or sea salt for this. Then, use a piece of gauze or a paper towel to apply gentle pressure to the tooth. This can help the tooth stay in place until you can reach your dentist.

Broken Tooth Root

A broken tooth root is a serious dental injury that needs immediate attention.

If the tooth root is fractured, it’s usually the result of a traumatic injury, such as a car accident or sports injury. The damage may be isolated, or it may affect several teeth.

The tooth root may become infected, which can lead to a dental abscess, a serious infection of the soft tissue and gingival tissue. If the tooth root is fractured, a root canal may be necessary to save the tooth.

A broken tooth root may also be caused by an untreated cracked tooth. The tooth may be sensitive to hot and cold, which may indicate a cracked tooth.

For comprehensive dental care, visit Montpelier Family Dentistry at 14502 Greenview Dr #100 Laurel, MD, 20708. Call us at (301) 604-0025 to book your appointment.

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