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Understanding The Different Types Of Dental Emergencies

Posted on 8/21/2023 by Evan
Understanding The Different Types Of Dental EmergenciesDental emergencies can occur at any time and are often very upsetting. Understanding the various dental crises and how to handle them can help reduce anxiety and guarantee fast care.

Here are the different types of dental emergencies and what to do in each situation:


A cavity, gum disease, a dental injury, or an abscess can cause a toothache. Ensure you tell the dentist when you have a persistent toothache.

You can do a few things to stop the discomfort in the interim. Floss to remove any food caught between your teeth, and make sure you rinse afterward. You can request painkillers like ibuprofen to relieve the discomfort.

Broken or Chipped Tooth

A broken or chipped tooth is a common dental emergency. If you have a broken or chipped tooth, rinse with water, find some ice, and place them in the affected place. Try to save any broken pieces of the tooth and bring them with you to the dentist.

Depending on how damaged the tooth is, the dentist can repair the tooth with a filling, crown, or bonding. The dentist will need to extract the tooth and replace it with a dental implant or bridge.

Knocked-out Tooth

A knocked-out tooth is an urgent dental issue that needs immediate treatment. If you knock out your tooth, you should act promptly. Rinse the teeth with water, but don't scrub or remove any stuck tissue pieces.

If feasible, try to put the tooth back in its socket. If it is too painful, then put the tooth in a cup of milk and go with it to the dentist. Your chances of saving the tooth improve the sooner you visit a dentist. The dentist might be able to repair the tooth or substitute a bridge or dental implant in its place. Call our dentist to understand the different types of dental emergencies better.

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