An oral emergency is an oral health concern that suddenly occurs or worsens and shows severe symptoms that require prompt treatment from an emergency dentist. While many feel as if they can make a judgment call as to whether or not an issue is considered an oral emergency, it is helpful to know useful facts…
What Does an Emergency Dentist Treat?
Finding information about what an emergency dentist does as well as what types of dental emergencies they can treat is a great idea. It really is important for you to be prepared for any type of dental emergency. Your first response to an emergency dental situation can make the difference between you having a positive outcome, making it a great idea for you to have this knowledge in your back pocket. When you understand what to do during an emergency dental situation, you will not only help yourself, you can also help others who may be experiencing a dental emergency.
Is an emergency dentist always available?
It depends on the dentist. If a dental emergency occurs during a dentist's regular business hours, then all someone has to do is call them and they will be seen as soon as possible. If a dental emergency happens to occur outside of regular business hours, then it is recommended to either call the dental office's on-call number to get their advice, to call 911, or to immediately head to the nearest emergency room.
What does an emergency dentist treat?
It is important to keep in mind that not every emergency dentist will treat every one of the below emergencies, making it necessary to contact a dentist in order to understand exactly what they can offer during a dental emergency. The following is a list of dental emergencies that an emergency dentist is able to treat:
- Emergency treatment of toothaches
- Emergency treatment for a loose tooth
- Emergency repair of knocked out teeth
- Emergency tooth extractions
- Emergency repair of a chipped tooth
- Emergency treatment of a broken tooth
- Emergency treatment for a tooth abscess
- Emergency treatment of a lost or fractured filling
- Emergency treatment when an orthodontic device is broken or causing pain
When to go to the emergency room
A trip to the emergency room is often necessary when someone experiences any of the following types of dental-related traumas – jaw dislocation, jaw fracture, extreme swelling that is affecting the ability for someone to breath, deep lacerations and cuts that will not stop bleeding.
Have any questions about dental emergencies?
If you have any questions about an emergency dentist or dental emergencies, please do not hesitate to contact us as soon as possible so we can provide you with the answers. It really is important that you know exactly what to do when experiencing a dental emergency, as it can mean the difference between saving a tooth and losing a tooth. Dental challenges can happen at any time and when you know exactly what to do you are saving precious time.
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