- A severe toothache, generally, doesn’t get better on its own, if it stops hurting, the tooth may be dead.
- It can be very difficult to determine if it’s actually an emergency, you should be cautious in assuming it’s not.
- If you are in pain, Smiles Dental Group, will try to get you booked immediately.
Even though an emergency dental situation is often the result of poor dental care, your lifestyle, sports, or accidents can also cause dental issues. If you currently have a dental issue, and you’re not sure you need an emergency dentist, or a regular one, keep reading, that’s why we wrote this article.
Are you in lots of oral pain?
Pain is a huge indication that your experiencing a dental emergency, the pain could mean a lot of different things depending on the amount of pain, and how consistent the pain is.
- Sharp and sudden pain – This type of pain is generally associated with nerves.
- Constant dull ache pain – This is common for a toothache.
- Throbbing pain – May be signaling an infection is getting worse.
Do You Have 1 Or More Loose Teeth?
Humans only get 2 sets of teeth, 1 baby set, and 1 adult set. Once your adult teeth grow in, you will need to make sure you keep good care of them. If any of your teeth show even small signs of movement you need to make a dental appointment immediately as a loose tooth is a serious indication of a problem. Loosening teeth can also signal that you have an infection, the build-up of bacteria can cause teeth to move. If your teeth are moving as a result of bacteria buildup you may be dangerously close to periodontitis instead of just gingivitis.
Loose teeth should be taken care of immediately since a loose tooth can become knocked out much easier. Once the tooth is knocked out completely it will become a even more serious issue that will need to be fixed.
You Boke, Chipped, Or Fractured A Tooth
Your gums are bleeding or are in pain
You Have A Swollen Jaw
You’ve got a dental abscess
- Unexplained fever
- Warmth and redness by the infected tooth
- Visible buildup of pus
- Increase temperature
Your Tooth was aching and now feels numb
Frequently Asked Questions
Not always, a chipped tooth may never hurt if the chip is minor, it can however, still cause cuts inside your mouth, compromise the tooth, or leave it vulnerable to infection.
No! If it is possible to save the tooth, the dentist will recommend that as opposed to a extraction. They will also recommend a crown to cover the hole and strengthen the tooth.