Most Common Dental Emergencies
February 23, 2018
Although we hope our patients never experience a dental emergency, we think it’s important to have a plan in place in case the unthinkable happens. Dr. Henley and the rest of our Armbrust Dental team work hard to accommodate emergency appointments on the same day to help stop the pain and get you back to your everyday life. However, today we want to talk about some common dental emergencies and what you should do in case you experience any of these.
The Top 4 Most Common Dental Emergencies
Although your teeth are the hardest substance in your body, it is relatively common to crack, break, or even knock them out of your mouth completely. No matter how it happened, be sure to call our office immediately for an emergency appointment. Dr. Henley will diagnose the issue and come up with a treatment plan to restore the function and appearance of your smile.
Damaged braces are another common dental emergency. If you experience this, give your orthodontist a call right away so they can address the situation as quickly as possible.
Sometimes, our patients will experience swelling in their gums. While it may just be a particle of food that is irritating your gum, it can also be a sign of infection that needs to be treated as quickly as possible. If you notice that your gums appear swollen, call our office to determine whether you need to come in for an appointment.
Toothaches are relatively common, but that does not mean they aren’t painful! If you’re experiencing a toothache, rinsing your mouth with warm salt water can help calm the pain. Additionally, you can try applying a cold compress to the area. If the pain persists, call our office and schedule an emergency appointment.
One of the best things you can do to prevent dental emergencies is practice good preventive care habits. Make sure you’re brushing your teeth twice daily for two minutes each time, flossing each day, and visiting our office regularly for cleanings and exams. To ask Dr. Henley or the rest of our team any questions or to schedule your next appointment, give us a call today!