Emergency dentistry treats injuries to the mouth requiring immediate medical attention. Emergency dental care is used to repair loose, broken, or dislodged teeth. Often these injuries come with punctures, cuts, or bleeding around the lips, cheeks, or gums. Objects that become stuck between the teeth and can’t be removed with floss also occasionally require emergency dental care.
Dental emergencies are caused by an object causing an impact to the mouth, or biting down on an object or piece of food that is too hard. It is important to see a dentist as soon as possible, especially if you have a loose or knocked-out tooth. With immediate care, you may be able to save it.
It can be tough to to tell if you have a dental emergency or if you can wait until tomorrow to see Dr. Saeghi. If you have any of these symptoms, you should call Modern Age Dentistry right away for assistance.
If your symptoms are more severe than those listed or you suspect you have a broken jaw, you should go directly to the emergency room.
With a bit of care, many painful dental emergencies can be prevented. By avoiding hard candy and other tough-to-chew foods, you can save yourself a fractured tooth. Children and adults who play contact sports should always wear mouthguards.
Not all accidents can be avoided however, and when you have a dental emergency, you should know that Dr. Saeghi is available to help. Call the office closest to you as soon as you have the symptoms above and the staff at Modern Age Dentistry will advise you. Modern Age Dentistry allots time in every daily schedule for emergency appointments.