According to Wikipedia an emergency is a situation that poses an immediate risk to health, life, property, or the environment. Most emergencies require urgent intervention to prevent a worsening of the situation, although in some situations, mitigation may not be possible and agencies may only be able to offer palliative care for the aftermath.
What are Dental Emergencies?
Are you in severe pain?
Are you bleeding from the mouth?
Do you have any swelling or infection in your mouth?
These can be some of the common questions to determine your dental emergencies. However, you cannot consider every single dental problem as an emergency.
Most people don’t recognize dental problems at the early stage that become much more significant over time when left untreated. Let’s shed some light to understand some of the common dental emergencies –
What are the most common dental emergencies?
Unbearable Toothache –
Pain is never a good sign and so you shouldn’t ignore or take it lightly. It is a red flag saying that there is something unusual happening inside your mouth. Because when the toothache becomes unmanageable it leads to swelling and demands emergency treatment.
• Avoid taking any pain killers or aspirin
• Apply a cold compress to your cheeks from outside
Chipped or Broken Tooth/Teeth –
Did you bite something hard right now? Have you just chipped or broken a tooth/teeth , it can’t be called an emergency. But, if it has led to some serious fracture in your mouth, then it’s a matter of concern.
It not only ruins your perfect smile but – also hurts.
• Rinse your mouth with lukewarm water
• Apply gauze in case of bleeding
Pain or Bleeding after tooth extraction –
After undergoing a tooth extraction treatment, it is normal to have pain or bleeding even after an hour. But, if that continues to be for a longer period, visit your Family Dental Surgeon immediately . Don’t ignore it.
Meanwhile, place a thick gauze pad over the extraction site for some relief.
Additionally, few other dental emergencies are –
• Dental Abscess with swelling & fever beneath the tongue ,
• Knocked-Out or Avulsed Tooth,
• Fractured/Lost filling or crown
Have you experienced any of the above dental issues? Don’t wait for more and visit directly at Fine Feather Dental Clinic right now! The right treatment at the right time can still get everything back to normal !
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