3 Dental Problems that Need Emergency Treatment

3 Dental Problems that Need Emergency Treatment

Tooth Pain Alpharetta GALife is full of the unexpected, and this certainly rings true as we navigate the unprecedented crisis of COVID-19. Unfortunately, dental problems can be among the situations that arise without prediction, regardless of whether we are staying at home or carrying out our normal routine. While not all dental issues warrant urgent treatment, it is important to know when to call an emergency dentist.

At The Dentist Centers, we proudly offer a full menu of services in emergency dental care. Our office remains open for emergency patients because we know that some dental concerns simply can’t wait. If you are unsure as to whether your problem needs an emergency dental visit, please contact a member of our team. However, the following three dental issues typically need prompt attention:

#1 Severe Pain and Swelling
Pain with tenderness and swelling often indicates an infection. Whether it is a dental abscess along the jaw or an infection inside the tooth, emergency dental treatment is needed. In this case, an emergency dentist can bring you out of pain as well as initiate treatment to stop the infection and prevent it from spreading throughout your mouth or body. Never ignore severe pain that is associated with a fever and swelling.

#2 Broken Tooth
When trauma involves the mouth, it is not uncommon to suffer from a chipped, cracked or broken tooth. There are some tooth fractures that can wait for treatment. However, if you are experiencing pain or sensitivity, you will likely need to be seen because this indicates that the fracture penetrated the enamel of the tooth and has left your sensitive tooth nerves exposed. It some cases, a broken tooth will leave sharp edges that need to be filed down or bonded to prevent cuts on your lip or tongue.

#3 Knocked-Out Tooth
Timing is especially important when treating an avulsed or displaced tooth. When a tooth gets knocked out, patients generally have about an hour to save the tooth or have an emergency dentist replant it. It is important to handle the avulsed tooth by the crown and keep it moist by either holding it in your mouth or placing it in a cup of milk or saliva.

Call an Emergency Dentist in Sandy Springs and Alpharetta

While we may not be able to physically see all of our patients, we are always available by phone if you have a dental concern. Please do not hesitate to call us if you’ve had a dental-related accident or if you’re suffering sudden tooth pain. If an emergency visit is warranted, we are here to help. Your smile is always important to us, regardless of the changes in the world around us.

Posted on behalf of The Dentist Centers

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