Dental emergencies are always painful and unbearable .Immediate treatment is always required to diminish pain and teeth will survive
Teeth can be fractured by trauma , biting on hard objects . Crowns ,dentures , filling can be damaged . If you have sever pain you need emergency dental treatment immediately. Pain caused by dental emergencies can get worse without dental treatment. Please call us immediately we will try our best to accommodate you in earliest available appointment at our office.
Types of dental emergency and how to deal with them
Avulsed tooth (tooth knocked out)
If a tooth is knocked out, it is recommended to see a dentist as soon as possible. When a tooth comes out from mouth, tissue, nerves, and blood vessels get damaged. IF same tooth can be placed back into its socket in mouth within an hour, there are good chances the tissue will re-grow around tooth and tooth can survive.
Following step should be taken:
- Immediately call our office.
- Hold tooth by the crown and rinse it under warm water. DO NOT touch the root.
- If possible, place it back into its socket in mouth – if it is not feasible place it into the cheek pouch.
- If the tooth cannot be placed in the mouth, put the tooth into a milk container, saliva, or water as a last choice. It is important to keep the tooth moisten.
- Come our office, quickly.
We will try our best to replace the tooth in its natural socket. In some cases, the tooth will reattach to blood vessels and nerves , but if the teeth are seriously damaged, tooth may need root canal therapy .
Lost filling or crown
Sometimes , a crown or filling becomes loose while eating. when it is come out from tooth, the affected tooth may be very sensitive to temperature changes and pressure. Crowns can become loosewhen the tooth beneath is decaying. The decay causes changes in the teeth – meaning that the crown will not fit anymore.
Cracked or broken teeth
The original teeth are strong, but there is always risk of fractures, cracks. Occasionally fractures are less or minimal , but if the crack extends further down into the root, it is possible that the pain will be extreme. Fractures, cracks, and breaks can take several different forms, but are generally caused by trauma, grinding, and biting. If a tooth has been fractured or cracked, schedule an appointment as quickly as possible.
The Extent of the break or fracture will limit what we are able to do. If a fracture or crack extends into the root, tooth will need root canal therapy . when tooth complete breaks, dentist will usually affix the fragment back onto the tooth as a temporary measure.
If a tooth get dislodged or loosened from its socket by trauma or decay, it might be possible to save it. If the tooth remains in the mouth attached to the blood vessels and nerves, tooth might need root canal call our office immediately to make an appointment. In the meantime, use a cold compress and OTC medications to relieve pain. If you have questions or concerns about dental emergencies, please call our office.