Going to the dentist for treatments and check-ups is important for your oral health and ensures the health of your teeth and gums are maintained. Regular visits to the dentist will ensure that you get the treatments you need in a timely manner. There are, however, times when you may need to see the dentist immediately, even if you did not have the chance to make an appointment.
Tooth Pain/Toothache – Severe toothache needs to be seen by a dentist immediately so that pain relief can be given. The pain can prevent you from doing anything else, and getting pain relief and dental treatment should be done in the soonest possible time. The severe toothache may be caused by an impacted wisdom tooth, a dental abscess, tooth decay, or when food particles get trapped in between the teeth and the gum line.
Soft Tissue Injury – Injuries that involve the lips, gums, tongue, and soft tissues inside the mouth will need to be seen by an emergency dentist right away. These injuries may be caused by playing sports or when blunt force is directed toward the mouth or facial area. Special and urgent attention is needed to make sure no further complication is caused by the injury.
Knocked-Out Tooth – A tooth may be knocked out due to sports injuries or accidents. A permanent tooth that has been knocked out can still be saved through emergency dentistry; timing is crucial because the tooth has a greater chance of survival if seen by a dentist within one hour of being knocked out.
Lost Dental Crown or Dental Filling – A lost dental crown or dental filling will need to be seen as soon as possible because the affected tooth is exposed to the risk of infection without the protection of the lost filling or crown. The crown or filling will need to be replaced to bring back the form and function of the tooth, and also avoid further discomfort.
There can be other reasons for pain, for that we recommend a regular dental check-up at MillHarbour Dentistry & Cosmetics.