What is not a dental emergency?
Quite often, the problem you are experiencing may or may not too bad and we need to decide if it can wait until you can be seen for an appointment with your Malo Smile USA Dentist in the next couple of days. Please call us to find out If that it is likely a dental emergency. If, on the other hand, you have a chipped or cracked tooth, or pain and swelling is present then that is is an emergency. In case the fracture is very painful and has resulted in some sharp fragments that cause you a problem inside of your mouth, then that is a dental emergency too. But if the tooth is chipped and does not cause you any pain, then that is not an emergency scenario in the real sense of the word.
What to do in case of a knocked-out tooth?
In some circumstances, you can reinsert a lost tooth yourself back into the socket. Make sure you only touch the crown part of the tooth. It is always best to clean up the tooth with your saliva if necessary, and after putting it in the socket, bite down on a clean paper towel for 15-20 minutes and call the emergency dentist.
What is an abscessed tooth?
If you have an abscessed tooth that qualifies as a real dental emergency, having a dental abscess is severe and can become potentially a life-threatening condition.
There is almost certainly a pocket of pus in the tooth that has led to an infection. A tooth abscess can also cause fever, tooth sensitivity to hot and cold food or drinks, even resulting in a persistent toothache.
This condition is an emergency because the infection can spread quickly into your jaw area and surrounding tissue and even to other areas of your body. Before you visit the dentist, rinse your mouth with a little saltwater several times. That will reduce the pain. Besides, it draws the pus to the surface.
Our tips for you.
Nobody wants dental emergencies. There are ways to prevent them. Stay proactive with your oral hygiene routine. It is essential to arrange and then stick to your routine check-ups with your dentist at Malo Smile USA Elizabeth. During your visits, we routinely check for any loose fillings or crowns. We also take it seriously to check for signs of decay, infection, or gum disease
We can create your unique and personal custom treatment plan to address these problems before they reach the stage of becoming a dental emergency.
Although a comprehensive dental hygiene routine can help keep emergencies at arm’s length, they can still happen. Time is of the essence if you’re dealing with an emergency. Getting help fast will prevent the situation from getting worse.
For any dental emergency call Malo Smile USA Elizabeth – (908) 527-8880