What to Do if You Have A Dental Emergency

Dental emergencies happen when we least expect them. It can be hard to determine what is and is not a dental emergency. And if you do have a dental emergency, it can be hard to determine what you should do next. When you have a dental emergency, you should reach out to a dental professional to see how they can help you get the right treatment you need. Emergency dentistry services can help you when you need immediate help for a dental issue. You can not plan for a dental emergency, so know that Marcus Black DDS can help you when you need it.

Know Your Pain Level

Dental emergencies can be painful. Whether or not your situation is an emergency or not depends on the amount of pain you are in. Pain is a way for the body to tell you something is wrong. The more pain you are in, the worse the problem likely is. If you are able to get through your normal routine without being hindered by your dental pain, you can schedule an appointment with your dentist through normal means to get it checked out. If you find yourself unable to complete any of your daily tasks without being in too much pain, you should reach out for help as soon as possible.

Types of Dental Emergencies

There are a number of different dental emergencies that dentists treat every day. If you are experiencing issues, there is a good chance your dentist has dealt with it before. There are a number of common dental emergencies that people experience every day. Some of these emergencies include:

  • Cracked or Fractured Tooth: Teeth are some of the strongest parts of your body. However, they are not indestructible. They can crack or break when put under extraordinary stress. When this happens, you can risk developing an infection or having your root exposed. Not to mention risking cutting yourself on your tooth. If you have a cracked tooth, you should reach out to a dentist to learn about treatment options.
  • Constant and Severe Dental Pain: Not many people enjoy feeling constant pain. Dental pain can prevent you from eating, sleeping, and even talking. Discomfort can become pain with one wrong bite. It is important to talk to your dentist about any discomfort you are having so they can better address pain in the future.
  • Missing Filling: Unfortunately, dental fillings do not always last forever. If you find yourself missing a dental filling your tooth may start to suffer from increased sensitivity. If you lose a filling getting it replaced to prevent a cavity from forming.
  • Missing tooth: Getting a tooth knocked out is always considered a dental emergency. Most experts advise you to see a dentist immediately after getting a tooth knocked out. It is possible for your tooth to be saved as long as you get to the dentist in a timely manner. If not, you may have to get a dental implant to replace your missing tooth.

Contact Marcus Black DDS For Dental Emergencies

Having a dental emergency can affect your entire schedule. It is important to get help for any dental issues you may have so they do not turn into an emergency. At Marcus Black DDS, we can handle a number of different dental problems, including:

Your smile is important. Our professional dental team is here to make sure you can always feel confident about your smile. If you have a dental emergency, be sure to call 479.464.0900 today to see how we can help you. Do not put off getting help. Fix your smile today.

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