Having the phone number of an emergency dentist on hand is important. Dental pain and problems can crop up when you least expect them, causing frustrating and discomfort. Getting the proper care is imperative if you are dealing with a dental emergency, which is where a good emergency dentist can help. It is important to realize what is considered a dental emergency, so here is a look at some of the most common dental emergencies that may occur and information on how to deal with these emergencies.

Extreme Pain

If you suddenly begin experiencing extreme pain that is unexpected, this usually is considered an emergency. If the pain is mild, you may be able to wait until the next available appointment. However, when you are dealing with excruciating dental pain, it is important to get emergency treatment from an emergency dentist right away. Your dentist will be able to evaluate the problem and come to the rescue with a solution that helps eliminate the severe pain you are dealing with at the time.

Broken or Chipped Tooth

Another dental emergency is having a broken or chipped tooth. Do not visit an emergency room if this occurs. Instead, make sure you get in to see an emergency dentist as quickly as possible. If you have the piece of the tooth that broke off, it is a good idea to take it with you to the dentist. In some cases, dentists can save the tooth, resolving the problem for you.

Denture Problems

Denture problems can be emergencies in some cases. Going without teeth can be problematic, so it’s important to get in contact with an emergency dentist. Whether you have a fracture or other problem with your dentures, do not try wearing them if they have a problem. Wearing them could cause further dental problems and pain.

Dental Injury

Sometimes dental injuries occur. They may be a result of a fall or a sporting accident. These injuries may include having a tooth knocked out, chipping several teeth, and more. When injuries like these occur, getting treatment quickly is important. The fasting you get the care you need, the better chance you have of reducing dental pain and avoiding long-term problems.

Broken Braces or Wire Problems

If you wear braces, sometimes they can get broken or you may have a problem with the wire going into your gums or the side of your cheek. These problems are serious and need to be taken care of right away. Do not try to fix the problem yourself. Let a good emergency dentist come to the rescue and deal with the problem for the best results.

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