Do you need a general, special, or emergency dentist? If the dental issue is so impactful that it’s severely causing you pain, or disrupting your day-to-day activities like eating or sleeping, it may be an emergency. However, unless you are at the dental office, it can be very difficult to determine if you have a dental emergency or just a common dental issue. We’ve made this blog so it may be at least a little bit easier to decide the best course of action to take.
What are the signs of a dental emergency?
You’ve got a loose tooth
Loose teeth are generally indicative of a more serious injury, there also may be an issue of infection. If your teeth have room to move around, bacteria can also get into the gum, this can cause issues like gum disease, dental abscess, and more toothaches.
You have a severe toothache
Your gums are bleeding and sore
Your Jaw Is Swollen Or In Pain
You have a Dental Abscess
It may be hard to tell if you have a dental abscess since these symptoms are not just specific to the dental abscess. Most of these symptoms are worthy of a dentist or doctor appointment, and if you’re experiencing ongoing bad breath (halitosis), you should consider the dentist as well, instead of another breath mint.