Dental emergency refers to any dental problem that requires instant treatment. When you fall prey to any dental injury, visit us immediately, or your oral concern may become more critical as each minute passes. A dental emergency can occur at any time and because of various reasons.
- Toothache and Gum Bleeding
They are the most common dental emergencies and may occur because of the reasons such as wobbly teeth, tooth infection, tooth decay, microbes in your teeth pulp, and mouth injury. Both these conditions may also lead to immense bleeding. When you suffer from toothache and gum bleeding, rush to our clinic immediately to seek treatment. In the meantime, you can rinse your mouth with plain water.
- Cracked or Knocked-Out Teeth
Many factors may lead to cracked teeth like meeting with an accident, slipping in the bathroom, sports injuries, etc. If such a condition causes immense pain and even makes your gum bleed, it is an emergency, and you should take it seriously. While you visit our clinic for treatment, rinse your mouth with warm water. If there is swelling, take a cold compress on your way to the clinic.
If your teeth have been knocked out during an accident or sports injury, try collecting the broken pieces of your teeth. Cover the teeth socket with gauze.
- Soft Tissue Damage
A dental emergency is not restricted to your teeth but may also occur in the soft tissues of your mouth like the tongue, gums, lips, and cheeks. Soft tissue damage includes punctures, tears, and lacerations in the soft tissues of your mouth, leading to immense pain, bleeding, and inflammation. Clean the area with clean water. Apply pressure to stop bleeding and visit us for treatment.
- Lost Dental Restoration
There may be events when your dental restorations become loose and fall out of your mouth. Do not turn a blind eye to your lost restorations, such as a broken crown, filling, bridge, etc., because they expose your teeth to damage and lead to pain. If you have lost your dental restoration, try to locate it in the first place. Schedule an emergency dental appointment with us. Depending upon your condition, we may reattach the existing restoration or perform a new restoration on your teeth.
- Objects Stuck Between Teeth
No, this doesn’t mean big objects, but small things like food or any other item you have a habit of biting. This condition is common in people with gaps between their teeth. Visit us immediately for their removal.
To find out more about the dental services offered at Orange Family Dental, call (619) 280-4861 or schedule an online consultation. You can also visit Dentist in San Diego, CA at 4205 Fairmount Avenue, San Diego, CA 92105.