When Do You Need Emergency Dental Care?
If you are having pain in your mouth but aren’t really sure if it warrants an emergency, there are some questions to consider. If you answer yes to any of these questions, it is time to call The Dental and Denture Care Center to make an emergency dental care appointment immediately.
Are You In Pain?
If Yes, You May Need Emergency Dental Care.
This is the first and maybe most important question you need to ask yourself. Try ranking your pain on a scale between 1 to 10, with 10 being unbareable. If your pain level is anywhere above a 5, call your dentist and schedule an appointment as soon as you can. If your pain is above an 8 and or you are bleeding, it is a clear sign that you need emergency dental care.
Are You Missing Any New Teeth Or Are Your Existing Teeth Loose?
The great thing about the emergency dental care services at The Dental and Denture Care Center is that we can often fit an emergency patient in the same day allowing us to sometimes be able to reinsert a newly missing tooth in the mouth. In some cases, the root can reattach itself to the jawbone. In the case that a tooth can’t be replaced, the alternative would be a dental implant.
As a general rule, adults should not be losing teeth. Therefore, adult teeth shouldn’t be loose. A loose tooth could actually be a sign of a larger problem such as periodontal disease, osteoperosis or more. Anything related to saving a tooth from potential loss should be considered an emergency.
A chipped or a cracked tooth is NOT considered a dental emergency, but it should be dealt with by making an appointment right away for a cosmetic dental procedure to repair the tooth.
Do Your Gums Have A Dark Red Tone Or Are They Bleeding?
When you go to the dentist they often will floss your teeth as part of your routine checkup. If your gums are bleeding, they may tell you to floss more. Bleeding gums is a sign of poor gum health and can be reveresed by flossing more often as part of your proper brushing routine.
If you are bleeding for a different reason, this can be a sign of a more serious condition requiring an emergency. If your gums do not stopp bleeding with regular flossing, this can be a serious sign of periodontitis, which is a severe infection in the gum that can destroy the bone in your jaw. If you experience excessive bleeding beyond simple flossing, you should contact the dental office immediately for an emergency appointment.
Are There Any Signs Of An Infection In Your Gums?
If you notice any red inflamed areas or areas that are sore, you may have an infection. If you notice any pus, that is an obvious sign of a possible life threatening tooth abscess and you should schedule an appointment with your dentist immediately. Other signs of an infection might include swelling in the face or swelling in the gums.
Need Emergency Dental Care? Call Us Right Now.
The Dental and Denture Care Center provides affordable dental care in Spring Hill, Florida including regluar checkups to dental implants, as well as emergency dental treatments when they are needed. In most cases we can fit you in the same day. For a full list of our services please review our website. If you need to schedule an appointment, call us at (352) 848-1050 or contact us on our website here. We are committed to providing you with the best possible smile and are ready to serve your oral health needs.