Dental emergencies are scary, but taking the right steps can help alleviate pain and prevent further damage to your teeth. A dental emergency can strike at any time—you never know when you’ll suddenly have a broken tooth or a sudden toothache. Having access to a dentist during these hours can be difficult, but with SC Dental Group in Plano, Texas, getting emergency dental services can be easier than ever.
What is a Dental Emergency?
A dental emergency is any situation that involves the teeth and supporting tissues and requires immediate treatment. A variety of situations may be considered dental emergencies, including:
- Severe toothache
- A knocked out tooth
- A tooth pushed out of position
- A broken or cracked tooth
- An object caught between the teeth
- Something stuck in a brace or other orthodontic appliance
- Objects such as crowns, fillings, veneers or bridges that are broken, loose or fallen out; and/or
- Lost or broken dentures.
Here are some tips to help you avoid an Emergency Dental situation:
Brush your teeth twice a day, every day! This is probably the most important tip of all. Good oral hygiene will keep your teeth and gums healthy. This prevents cavities and other problems like gum disease and gingivitis.
Floss Daily! Flossing removes food particles and plaque from between your teeth that brushing alone cannot reach. It also helps prevent cavities by removing bacteria and plaque from hard-to-reach places in your mouth such as between your teeth and under the gums.
See Your Dentist Regularly! Regular visits with your dentist are very important for maintaining good oral health. If you have any concerns about your teeth or gums, it’s always best to see us early before they become serious problems
Detecting problems early can often prevent them from becoming worse and requiring emergency treatment. In addition, your dentist may be able to help you identify habits that contribute to emergency dental needs, such as:
- Biting your fingernails
- Teeth grinding (bruxism)
- Using your teeth to open things
- Chewing on ice or popcorn hulls
- Drinking carbonated beverages, sports drinks, and citrus juices
If you’re experiencing any amount of discomfort in your mouth, it’s a good idea to make an appointment with your dentist to have it checked out and treated as soon as possible. The longer you wait, the more likely it is that the problem will get worse and lead to more serious complications — possibly even tooth loss.
The bottom line is that delaying treatment won’t make your condition better. On the contrary, it will probably make it worse.
Disclaimer: Any dental work is not guaranteed. Results may vary as it depends on the patient’s health condition / bone or tissue condition, and it may not work . Get your free checkup done to understand this.
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