Postponing treatment for some dental problems, even by a single day, can create additional health problems and may even be life threatening. Severe tooth pain, bleeding of the mouth, and loose teeth are all dental emergencies. If you have any kind of tooth problem, it’s best to consult a dentist right away.
#1 Tooth Abscess
Abscesses are crucial dental issues that should be treated as quickly as possible. They usually start out as pain or swelling around a tooth or your gums. A pimple-like bump may appear on the gums & the tooth may be tender to bite on or sensitive to temperature. It is important to deal with abscess as soon as possible to prevent the spread of infection which can travel to other parts of your body.
#2 A Displaced Tooth
If your tooth has been knocked out, you should seek professional dental care immediately. This increases the chance of saving your tooth and enabling it to be reinserted into the gum bone. In case of this unfortunate event, do not panic. Care for the tooth by gently rinsing it with water and placing it into a cup of milk and bring the tooth to your appointment. If the tooth is loose but still attached, gently keep it in place with cotton and light pressure and make an emergency dental appointment as soon as possible.
Be careful not to touch the root or remove any surrounding tissue. They are necessary to reinsert the tooth into the gum.
#3 A Chipped Tooth
While a chipped or fractured tooth may not cause much initial pain, cavities, damage to the root or nerve, or further chipping can occur. The location of the chip and its size will determine whether your treatment requires a crown or filling.
When the nerve inside the tooth is damaged, the dentist may recommend a root canal. Be careful when biting and chewing food with a fractured tooth as it may be sharp or may break even more.
#4 Lost Filling or Crown
Although this situation is not as severe as other emergencies, it should still be addressed as quickly as possible. If you still have the crown, bring it with you to the dentist. If the crown or filling isn’t reattached, you may experience a possible toothache, further breakdown of the tooth or a progression of tooth decay.
Conclusion: Get professional dental attention at Dr. Mark Rhody Dentistry. Our friendly and caring team offers comprehensive dental treatments and dental emergency services. We can be reached at (416) 231-4281. Allow us to ease your pain and make sure you stay healthy.