How To Deal With A Dental Emergency
We could not be more excited for summer! We hope you are enjoying the long summer days, and time with your loved ones, especially after so much was cancelled or postponed last summer. With all the summer fun, it is important to remember that accidents can happen at any time. After dealing with everything that we did during the pandemic, we feel that it is important to be prepared and to expect the unexpected. It always seems that an emergency occurs when you least expect it and at the most inopportune time. We wanted to share some important information to remember if you find yourself or a loved one dealing with a dental emergency. Read on to learn more.
What is a Dental Emergency?
When you experience discomfort in the mouth or dental trauma, it can be overwhelming and hard to determine what is a true emergency and needs to be dealt with immediately. We feel that it is better to be cautious and call our office with anything that you are concerned with. There is a big difference between slight discomfort, a cracked tooth, or a tooth that has been knocked out. Our staff can help guide you if you need an immediate appointment, you can be seen in a few days, or you need to head to the emergency room.
Types of Dental Emergencies
If you have never experienced issues with your oral health, it can be confusing to determine what would constitute an emergency. There are a number of more common dental issues that we often see:
- Cracked or chipped tooth
- Tooth abscess
- Knocked-out tooth
- Swelling around the mouth and face
- Filling or crown that has fallen out
If you find yourself dealing with a dental emergency, it is extremely important to remain calm and assess the situation. For anything severe, we recommend heading to the nearest emergency room. Otherwise, be sure to call our office located in Spring Hill, FL, and we can schedule an appointment for you. We hope you have a happy and healthy rest of your summer and we will see you in our office soon!