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Managing a Dental Emergency

Feb 27, 2019

Dental emergencies can happen at any time. Maybe you put off a toothache for weeks, or you had a minor accident that caused a tooth to fall out, the possibilities are endless.
When disaster strikes, you can’t wait for a dentist’s appointment. The situation needs to be taken care of immediately.
Here’s a guide on the immediate steps you should take for a dental emergency:

A broken tooth

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Tooth loss can occur due to intense pressure being applied to the tooth (like biting down too hard or teeth grinding), an injury, and cavities. A broken or chipped tooth should be addressed immediately by a dentist.
Even a chipped tooth can result in complications or be a symptom of a more serious health concern. To prevent further damage, visit a dentist as quickly as possible.
Depending on the extent of the damage, the dentist will either smooth out the surface of the tooth in case of minor chipping or have to remove the tooth if the damage is extensive.
At home steps for dealing with a broken tooth include:

Severe toothache

Toothaches are uncomfortable to bear. Most patients that come in with toothaches are suffering from cavities, infections, inflamed sinuses, or fractures. It’s important for your dentist to understand the cause of your toothache in order to treat it.
Pain caused by an infection could spread to other parts of the body and become a serious health concern, for instance; it needs to be dealt with hastily.
At home steps for dealing with a toothache include:

Crown coming loose or falling out

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A dental crown can come loose for a number of reasons, like cavities, cement degradation, injury, or teeth grinding. A professional will have to assess the damage and prepare a new crown to be fitted.
At home steps for dealing with a loose crown include:

Make sure to visit a dentist when a crown breaks or comes loose. A sharp edge could damage the gums. Don’t try and fix any of the damage yourself.

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