Dental emergencies show up just like any other kind of medical emergency. You may fall prey to it anytime and anywhere, which is why the number of dental emergencies is ever increasing. Experiencing such pain and discomfort may be unfortunate. But if you take immediate action and visit us quickly for the treatment, you can prevent the condition from worsening.
If you experience pain in your teeth, bleeding, or any unexpected event that compromises your dental health, schedule an appointment with us.
What are the Types of Dental Emergencies?
Cracked or Chipped Teeth
Your teeth are an otherwise strong part of your body that can crack or chip because of biting on hard objects. Teeth affected by decay are vulnerable to such events. Visit us if your teeth are chipped or cracked. Try locating the fragments of your cracked teeth and preserve them in milk until you see us.
Soft Tissue Damage
Dental emergencies not only affect your teeth but the soft tissues of your mouth too. You may damage your gums, cheeks, lips, or tongue due to an accident, injury, laceration, puncture, or other wear-and-tear. Clean the area with warm water, and apply some pressure on it. Visit us at the earliest for restoration.
Toothache is a common condition in general. But if it is sudden, severe, and persisting, it may be a cause of concern. If you experience such pain in your teeth, floss first to ensure nothing is lodged between them. Do not try to remove the residues with sharp objects. A toothache may also be the result of pulp infection. Visit us immediately for treatment.
Lost Dental Restoration
You may lose your dental restoration because of many factors like falling, accident, injury, etc. In some cases, the restoration becomes loose, and in others, they fall out. Try to locate the lost restoration and bring it to us during your emergency consultation. Depending upon your dental condition, we may use the existing restoration or perform a new procedure.
Knocked-out teeth are a dental emergency to address at the earliest. It generally happens in case of accident, falling, or injury while engaging in any sports. The easiest way to prevent this problem is to wear mouthguards on the field. If your teeth are knocked out, pick them up, store them in a jar of milk, and put pressure on the wound to avoid bleeding. Visit us quickly for the treatment.
To find out more about the dental services offered at Madison Park Dental, call (208) 356-5601 or schedule an online consultation. You can also visit us at 345 N. 2ND E., Suite 2, Rexburg, ID 83440.