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Common Types of Dental Emergencies

September 28, 2022
Posted By: Bridge Dental Care
A white tooth floats next to a red and white emergency first aid kit against a gray background

Functional teeth are vital to the health of our bodies! We use our teeth every day to chew and communicate. If something seems wrong with your teeth and/or gums, you may need emergency dental care. In this blog post, we give an overview of common dental emergencies you could be experiencing.

Severe Toothache

Some tooth sensitivity and slight tingling sensations can be eliminated by improving your oral hygiene routine, eating more tooth-healthy foods, drinking more water, and switching to an anti-sensitivity toothpaste. However, ongoing aches are a sign of something serious, such as a cavity or infection. Don't ignore tooth pain or wait until the pain is so intense pain that it interferes with eating or speaking!

Broken Tooth

Chewing on something hard or crunchy, teeth grinding, or a sports accident can result in a chipped, cracked, or broken tooth. A damaged tooth can lead to severe pain and infection, so it's best to seek urgent treatment.

Knocked-Out Permanent Tooth

Trauma to the face can knock out a permanent tooth. If this happens, time is of the essence! Keep the tooth moist in a container of milk or within the socket to increase the chances of saving it and get to an emergency dentist ASAP.

Gum Abscess

Many people only think about their teeth when it comes to oral health. While teeth may be the most noticeable aspect of your smile, the gums help keep your teeth firmly anchored in your mouth! Poor oral hygiene can cause gum disease, infection, and painful pockets of fluid from bacterial debris.

Lost Filling or Crown​​

A lost filling or crown can expose the sensitive inner tissue of your tooth and increase your risk of infection. Please notify us if you experience a sudden tooth discomfort or notice loss of a restoration.

Contact Bridge Dental Care for Emergency Care!

Painful teeth and gums can hinder your quality of life by interfering with smiling, speaking, eating, sleeping, and concentrating. Please contact our team today for care if you are experiencing a dental emergency! We want to help.


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