A dental emergency is never a convenient thing. It's normal for people to underrate their dental problems when they're time-pressed or preoccupied with other things. The American Family of Physicians reports that about 22 percent of people (or about 66 million Americans) have suffered from dental or oral pain within the last six months. But that figure shrinks significantly when we zoom in on those who actually called in for an emergency dental intervention.
However, you don't need to call our offices whenever you feel any nick or pinch in your mouth. Read on to find out how to determine if a dental problem urgently requires dental intervention.
How to Determine If a Problem is a Dental Emergency
You should call our offices if you're experiencing excruciating dental pain, especially if your gums are bleeding. Anytime you're bleeding from your mouth, you may have a dental emergency at hand. If there's no bleeding, but the toothache persists and becomes severe, it's very likely to degenerate into some complicated conditions that require complex dental procedures if not treated promptly.
If your tooth is knocked out of place, cracked, chipped, or broken, then the faster you visit our dentists for help, the greater your chances of restoring the affected teeth. The same goes for a lost filling or crown, which could cause extreme pain because it exposes the underlying part of the tooth which is highly sensitive to temperature.
An abscess or serious infection in your mouth, swelling or knots on gums, and swelling around the face can quickly deteriorate into a life-threatening ailment and must, therefore, be treated with urgency. If left untreated, abscesses could give rise to fever, swollen gums, pus/fluid in the affected area, redness or swelling of the gums, cheek, or face, and other excruciating symptoms.
If you or your loved ones are currently experiencing any of these symptoms, timely intervention from our expert dentist can help save you from excruciating pain, permanent tooth loss, and expensive dental procedures. Call us now to get your dental emergency treated promptly today.
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