Dental Emergencies – let’s talk about them
5 Common Dental Emergencies…and how to prevent them
1. Emergency Toothache
Pain is always subject to the person experiencing the toothache. If the pain is bad enough to be considered severe than you may need to go to an emergency dental clinic. If the pain is so bad that it’s preventing you from sleeping, or other daily activities such as eating or drinking, then you should definitely consider seeking emergency dental care.
To prevent toothaches, a proper daily oral health regimen is an important weapon to defend against toothaches. These tactics include; daily brushing, daily flossing, avoiding excessive sugar intake, and limiting sugary drinks. If you experience sensitivity to hot and cold you may consider consulting one of our dentists about what to do to cure the temperature sensitivity.
2. Broken/chipped/fractured teeth
3. Knocked Out Teeth (Dental Avulsion)
If you practice all the same things mentioned for broken teeth, it will definitely help to decrease the chance of outright knocking out your teeth. Another way to prevent dental avulsion is to try to stay away from more risky “extreme” activities. this could include but are not limited to activities like:
- Intense mountain biking
- Dirt biking
- Playing full impact hockey
- Downhill longboarding
- Mixed martial arts
4. lost filling or crown and broken orthodontics (braces)
The previous preventative measures go for this emergency too. However; you should also make sure the dental clinic your going to does quality work. A knocked out filling or crown may simply be the result of a sub-par dental practice.
5. Dental Abscess