Situations that Require Emergency Dental Care
Severe & Persistent Toothaches: Gentle toothaches may be a sign that you have some food stuck between your teeth. You can try flossing and rinse your mouth with some warm water. However, if you have a persistent or severe toothache, you need emergency dental care.
Knocked-Out Tooth: If your tooth has been knocked out, you need to consult an emergency dentist immediately. Knocked-out teeth can generally be reattached within an hour. You must hold the tooth by the crown, rinse it with warm water, and put the tooth in a small airtight container with salt water or milk.
Broken Tooth: If your tooth is broken or fractured, you should collect the pieces and go to an emergency dentistry clinic immediately. The emergency dentist may restore your tooth, or they may determine you need a tooth extraction if the fracture is below the gum line.
Extruded Tooth: If you have partially dislodged teeth, you should apply a cold compress outside your mouth, take some over-the-counter pain medication, and then go to the emergency dental clinic.
Dental Abscess: If you have a dental abscess, i.e., an infection around your tooth’s root or gums, you must consult an emergency dentistry clinic immediately. Dental abscesses need immediate attention to prevent the infection from spreading.
Bleeding Gums: If your gums or other soft tissues are bleeding, you should rinse your mouth with saltwater and then apply a moist tea bag to the wound. Following that, schedule an emergency dental appointment today.