What is a Dental Emergency?
Injuries to the mouth may include teeth that are knocked out (avulsed), forced out of position and loosened (extruded) or fractured.
In addition, lips, gums or cheeks are often cut.
Oral injuries are often painful and should be treated by a dentist as soon as possible.
What qualifies as emergency dental care?
“Dental emergencies are a continuum,” Simmons said. “Emergencies are usually fractures and infections, and urgent matters are when you have pain, sudden sensitivity to sweets or hot or cold drinks.”
Can I go to hospital for dental emergency?
For all dental emergencies, it’s important to visit your dentist as soon as possible. Most dentists reserve time in their daily schedules for emergency patients so be sure to call your dentist and provide as much detail as you can about your condition.
What is the most common dental emergency?
Common dental emergencies include pulpitis, abscesses, cellulitis, pericoronitis, and broken, loose or missing teeth. Inflammation or infection of the pulp, or nerve of the tooth, is called pulpitis.You may experience pain after eating hot or cold foods.
How do you know if you have a dental emergency?
You have a swollen jaw. Swelling of the jaw can indicate a serious sign of infection. One of which is salivary gland infection. If you are experiencing a swollen jaw, coupled with a bad taste in your mouth, fever, trouble breathing or swallowing you should seek emergency dental assistance immediately.