For all types of Dental Emergencies, dentists offer this advice: If it hurts, it’s an emergency.
This is because even injuries that seem small or superficial can affect the living tissues inside the teeth. Quick treatment improves the odds of saving injured or damaged teeth.
Dental emergencies can occur during hockey, football, and other contact sports. If you’ve suffered a broken tooth or have had a tooth knocked out, it’s important to contact a dentist immediately. If your tooth has been knocked out, try to gently insert it into the socket and hold it there until you reach the dentist’s office. If you are unable to do so, place the tooth in a glass of milk and bring it with you to a dentist as quickly as possible.
Dental injuries can also occur at times when and places where they’re least expected. Sometimes an individual may suddenly feel severe pain and have no idea why. In many of these cases, the individual has suffered a cracked tooth. This condition can be caused by a number of factors such as teeth grinding, wear and tear, and uneven chewing pressure.
Do you have any of the following symptoms?
- Have a toothache that won’t go away?
- Experiencing facial swelling?
- Think you have a gum infection?
- Sensitivity to cold or hot liquids or sweets?
- Pain from biting pressure?
- Constant or intermittent tooth pain?
- Severe throbbing tooth pain?
- Tissue swelling of the face?
- Chipped front teeth?
- Acute sensitivity?
- Broken fillings?
- Local swelling?
- Facial swelling?
- Pain at night?
- Painful wisdom teeth?
These are good indications that you are having some kind of issue that needs to be dealt with in a timely fashion. So please consider that Copperstone Dental welcomes walk-ins as well as after hours calls.
In fact, we specialize in treating almost all dental emergencies ranging from broken teeth to oral injuries!
If cost is a concern and is preventing you from dealing with your dental health, we also provide you with flexible dental care options as well as flexible financing and payment options.