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Common Dental Emergencies Handled by a General Dentist

Posted on 5/23/2022 by Dynamic Dental Office
Common Dental Emergencies Handled by a General DentistDespite how well you manage your dental health or go for dental checkups, a dental emergency could occur at any time, prompting you to visit your dentist immediately for a diagnosis. Emergency complications are attended to swiftly as dentists make room in their schedules to ensure patients receive relief directly. The most common dental emergency complications include dental trauma resulting in broken or chipped teeth, dislodged dental restoration, severe tooth pain, abscess, or bleeding.

Dental Emergencies

Injury to the face or biting down on hard foods could chip and break teeth, ruin your smile, cause you pain and momentarily ruin your day. A dentist helps minimize pain and swelling. Knocked-out teeth may be replaced with a dental pontic like a crown. If the knocked-out tooth is still intact, the dentist could help restore it into its socket. Dental restorations for damaged teeth help bring back the appearance and function of teeth.

If you notice a dislodged or misaligned dental restoration, visit your dentist for a restoration, do not try to force it back into place as you may worsen the situation. Broken orthodontic devices should also not be repaired; take them to the dentist to avoid damaging them. An abscess or infection in the oral cavity is another common dental emergency. While brushing, you might notice a painful or painless soreness or lumps in your mouth. You mustn't try to poke them. Visit a dentist for diagnosis as an abscess could be an indication of a complicated condition like oral cancer. After a dental procedure, especially an invasive one, complications might arise during recovery, such as bleeding after an extraction. This complication can be managed by prevention; however, make sure you visit your dentist immediately if it occurs. Meanwhile, you could try to control the bleeding by placing gauze on the bleeding site.

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