What Is Considered a Dental Emergency?
Not all dental issues require emergency care, so knowing if you should see a dentist right away can be challenging. If you experience direct trauma and any of the following problems, it may be best to contact the professionals at Parsons Smile Center immediately:
Chipped or Cracked Teeth
Physical trauma can chip, crack, or break a tooth. If left untreated, this damage could leave the tooth’s center, also known as the pulp, vulnerable to bacteria. Therefore, it’s crucial to see an emergency dentist as soon as you can to rebuild and fill in the tooth.
A broken or lost tooth is considered a dental emergency because it exposes the tooth to infection and can cause chewing and talking difficulties. If you can find your lost tooth, place it back in its socket and see us right away. If you cannot put it in the socket, soak the tooth in salt water or milk to keep it moist.
While a toothache is not always a sign of a dental emergency, it can be a symptom of deep tooth decay, a tooth fracture, an abscessed tooth, or infected gums. Therefore, if a toothache persists for more than a day, it’s essential to see an emergency dentist to seek treatment. Dr. Salha is here to help determine the cause of your toothache and the best treatment to relieve it, whether that be a tooth extraction, root canal, or other procedure.