A dental emergency is an issue involving the teeth and supporting tissues that is of high importance to be treated by the relevant professional. Dental emergencies do not always involve pain, although this is a common signal that something needs to be looked at. Pain can originate from the tooth, surrounding tissues or can have the sensation of originating in the teeth but be caused by an independent source (orofacial pain and toothache). Depending on the type of pain experienced an experienced clinician can determine the likely cause and can treat the issue as each tissue type gives different messages in a dental emergency.
Pain is described as an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage or described in terms of such damage. It is one of the most common reasons patients seek dental treatment and many diseases or conditions may be responsible for the cause.
Dental trauma refers to an injury on hard and soft tissues of the oral cavity and face. This includes the teeth and surrounding tissues, the periodontium, tongue, lips, and cheeks. It is more prevalent with children between 8– 12 years of age but can still happen to anyone. The prognosis of the tooth is worse the longer it is out of the mouth
Is this an emergency?
If you have had a tooth knocked out or had other dental trauma, quick thinking and staying calm are key to approaching these dental emergencies and preventing the opportunity for additional damage. We recommend applying a cold compress to reduce any swelling and calling our office as soon as possible.
Common Dental Emergencies & Same Day Services:
- Tooth knocked out
- Broken tooth
- Simple & surgical extractions
- Fever blisters
- Swelling or bleeding
- Signs of infection
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