Dental emergencies can be painful, frightening, and stressful. Dental emergencies can include broken, chipped, cracked, or knocked out teeth; avulsed teeth; or a toothache that doesn't go away. Many dental emergencies can be prevented or minimized by practicing good oral hygiene and visiting your dentist regularly.
Dental emergencies are urgent cases that need immediate attention from a dentist. Common types of dental emergencies include tooth or gum pain, chipped or broken teeth, loose or lost fillings and crowns, broken braces, and objects caught between the teeth and gums. When a patient has a dental emergency, it is important to call our dentist immediately to schedule an appointment for the same day if possible. At Riverside Tooth Co, you can call for an emergency appointment during regular business hours.
Dental emergencies can be classified by the type of injury, the severity, or the treatment required. The most common types of dental emergencies include fractured teeth, knocked-out teeth, and toothaches.
Other common types of injuries include soft tissue injuries and injuries to the face, abscesses or infections, swollen gums, tooth trauma, lost or loose fillings, crowns, onlays, veneers, or dental bridges, etc. A serious dental emergency is one that interferes with a person's ability to breathe or causes significant bleeding that can't be controlled by applying pressure to the wound.
Severe pain from a toothache is also considered a dental emergency because an infection can spread to other parts of the body and cause more serious health issues like heart disease and diabetes.
These types of dental emergencies require immediate treatment from a dentist or other healthcare professional, so it's important to know how to identify one before it happens. Some symptoms of a dental problem include:
The best ways to avoid an emergency trip to the dentist are to practice good oral hygiene, eat a balanced diet to limit sugar intake, and visit your dentist twice a year for a cleaning and exam. If you do experience a dental emergency, it is important to seek care as soon as possible to prevent further damage and ensure your smile doesn't stay healthy and pain-free for years to come.
To learn more or to schedule your appointment, call us at (951) 686-2565 or visit our dental office located at 6886 Indiana Ave Suite B, Riverside 92506.
6886 Indiana Ave Suite B,
Riverside, CA 92506
Phone: (951) 686-2565
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