Types of Dental Emergencies
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.