Most Common Dental Emergencies

Most Common Dental Emergencies

In most cases, an emergency is a dental condition that causes severe discomfort, pain, or discomfort. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, you should visit us at our emergency dental clinic as soon as possible.

Severe Toothache

A severe toothache requires immediate treatment. A toothache can have many causes, so it’s important to visit your dentist for a proper diagnosis. An abscessed tooth, cracked tooth, or infected tooth can cause intense pain that requires immediate treatment.

Broken, Fractured, or Knocked-out Tooth

A tooth that breaks or fractures is considered a dental emergency. A tooth may also be knocked out of its socket or knocked out of the mouth entirely.

A knocked-out tooth needs to be handled properly to prevent long-term damage. The sooner the tooth is replaced in the socket, the better. Do not touch the root of the tooth. Hold the tooth by the chewing surface and rinse it with water. If possible, place the tooth back in its socket.

If you can’t replace the tooth in its socket, place it in a glass of milk or saliva. It’s important to get to a dentist within 60 minutes, if possible. Without prompt treatment, the tooth could lose its blood supply and die, which could cause infection.

Swelling or Infection

If your tooth is painful, swollen, or even red, you might have an infection. A toothache can be a sign of infection, too. This infection will need to be treated as soon as possible.

Root canals are often used to treat infections. You may also get a temporary filling or a dental crown, depending on the situation.

Severe Oral Trauma

Many dental emergencies are the result of some type of facial trauma, such as a fall. Other common traumas include sports-related injuries, accidents, and fights. All of these circumstances can lead to serious oral trauma, such as broken teeth, dislodged teeth, avulsed teeth, cuts, and bleeding.

Bleeding From the Mouth

The most common dental emergency is bleeding from the mouth. When a tooth is knocked out or experiences trauma, blood vessels within the tooth may burst. This can lead to a bleeding wound around the affected area.

Objects Caught Between Teeth

Sometimes, an object gets stuck between your teeth. This typically happens when eating foods that require chewing, such as apples or corn on the cob. If you have an object caught between your teeth, try to avoid using metal objects or sharp tools to remove it. This could result in damage to your teeth or gums. Instead, use dental floss to remove the object gently. But if you can't see your dentist immediately.

For more tips and comprehensive dental care, visit Roshan Emam D.D.S. at 850 Middlefield Rd. Suite 8, Palo Alto, CA 94301. Call us at 650.321.0340 to schedule an appointment.


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