Dental emergencies can be quite frightening and often painful. Prompt treatment is almost always required to alleviate pain and to ensure the teeth have the best possible chance of survival. Sometimes teeth become fractured by trauma, grinding or biting on hard objects. In other cases, fillings, crowns and other restorative devices can be damaged or fall out of the mouth completely. If there is severe pain, it is essential to make an appointment with the dentist as quickly as possible. The pain caused by dental emergencies almost always gets worse without treatment, and dental issues can seriously jeopardize physical health.
Here are some of the most common dental emergencies in Leamington we treat.
A Knocked Out Tooth
A Tissue Injury
Cracked or Chipped Teeth
These injuries can occur if you play contact sports without the proper mouth guards. Home accidents and work-related injuries also result in chipped or cracked teeth from time to time. However this kind of accident happens, it warrants a trip to an emergency dentist.
Collecting any tooth fragments is a good idea. They should be rinsed off and then preserved in a glass of water or milk.
We see a variety of different dental emergencies in Leamington but most of them involve some kind of dental trauma. Children are affected more than adults. Research points out a full one-third of five-year-old children suffer some kind of injury to their primary teeth.
Some children don’t have the vocabulary to tell their parents when there’s an issue. If your child is rubbing their cheeks or jawline, they could have a tooth infection or cracked tooth.