Examples of Dental Emergencies

A dental emergency is more than often a scary experience. Unfortunately, many people do not want to deal with dental issues, and tend not to think much about the teeth outside of the dentist’s office. This means that if something goes wrong dentally or orally, people are most likely to ignore it and hope it goes away. This can lead to serious dental problems becoming worse. Here are some common dental emergencies that everyone should be aware of.

  • Toothaches: pain in a tooth is hard to ignore, but many people do not realize that this is considered an actual emergency. A toothache can be due to an infection, abscess, or fracture. All of these scenarios should be addressed as soon as possible.
  • Broken tooth: a tooth with a break is not only painful, but also susceptible to infection. You will need a filling or dental crown right away to prevent serious complications.
  • Infections: if you have a tooth infection, this means a cavity has reached the inner part of a tooth. If left untreated, it can develop into an abscess. A root canal treatment is needed to repair the tooth.
  • Dislodged tooth: a tooth that has become partially removed from its socket can be treated fairly easily. Our Orange County cosmetic dentist can put the tooth back into position and stabilize it.

Be sure to have the number for our dental emergency dentist in Orange County on hand in the event of any of these situations.

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