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Posted on: May 1, 2014
Dental Emergencies Require Immediate Action
As we all know, toothaches and any type of oral injury can be extremely painful. Dental emergencies should be seen immediately by a dentist, day or night. These emergencies include broken teeth, teeth that have been knocked out, or teeth that have been forced out of the socket. With some emergencies, the cheeks, lips, or gums will have cuts or abrasions on them from where the teeth come out of the socket. If you’ve got a fractured tooth, the treatment will all depend upon how bad the tooth has been fractured. No matter how light the fracture may be, it is very important that you get to a dentist as soon as you can. Minor fractures aren’t that bad, as they can normally be smoothed out using sandpaper. Sometimes, the tooth can also be restored with a composite. Either way, you’ll need to make sure that you use extreme caution with the tooth for the next few days. The more moderate fractures, normally include damage to the dentin, pulp, and even the enamel. These fractures can be nothing to worry about at times, yet painful with other cases. Providing the pulp hasn’t been damaged, your dentist will be able to restore the full shape and function to the fractured tooth. In cases where pulp damage has occurred, the dentist may need to do a root canal or other type of serious surgery to repair the tooth. Whenever you encounter a dental emergency, you shouldn’t hesitate to contact the correct Dental Solutions location immediately. Your dentist will be able to assist you, fix the problem, and stop the pain. Get in touch with by calling the office nearest to your location. We look forward to helping you achieve and maintain optimum oral health as well as be a resource you can go to in case of emergency.