A dental emergency is typically any injury to your gums, jaw, or teeth. An injury that may seem mild at the time, maybe more serious if it is not treated properly. Dental Injuries that are ignored for an amount of time may result in a more severe situation that requires extensive and costly treatment.
What is Considered a Dental Emergency?
A variety of conditions and injuries are called dental emergencies. The following is a list of the type of emergency situations that typically require professional dental services:
- A dislodged tooth: If a tooth is forced out of its socket, it is critical to the process of reinsertion that you see us at Dentist Place of Clearwater immediately. The probability that the tooth can be saved diminishes after one hour.
- A partially dislodged tooth: If your tooth hasn’t been fully removed from its socket, it is usually easier for us to repair it.
- Abscess: This is a painful infection to the gum or bone that occurs between one or more teeth. If this is left untreated, the abscess may cause more serious damage to the gum tissue, bone and teeth in the area of the infection. In extremely severe cases, the bacteria may spread to other areas of the body, resulting in moderate to serious illness.
- A lost filling or crown: Besides the pain that happens when you lose a filling or crown, this can result in damage to the tooth.
- Injuries to Gums: If you get a cut, deep gash or any other injury to your gums, see us at Dentist Place of Clearwater ASAP.