A dental emergency may lead to immense pain and discomfort. Conditions such as bleeding gums, chipped or knocked-out teeth, and soft tissue injury require immediate medical attention. When you experience these problems, the first thing to do is stop panicking. Visit us immediately for the treatment.
What are the Common Dental Emergencies?
Toothache is the most common dental emergency. Sometimes, it comes with a warning, and other times your toothache may be sudden. When you have a toothache, a few symptoms like swelling may require urgent attention. Instead of turning to common remedies, it would be good to visit us for consultation. In the meantime, you may apply an ice pack to reduce the swelling.
Chipped teeth are caused when you bite something very hard such as ice, nuts, candies, etc. Not only do chipped teeth affect your smile, but they lead to immense pain and bleeding. Rinse your mouth with warm water and put a piece of gauze while you visit us to seek treatment.
Knocked-out teeth are the result of an accident, falling, sports injury, etc. When your teeth are knocked out from their sockets, it may cause excruciating pain and bleeding. Locate your tooth and place it between your cheek and gum, but do not try putting it back in the socket. Visit us quickly for dental restoration.
Both fillings and crowns restore your damaged teeth and improve their appearance and functionality. When they break, you need immediate treatment to avoid further infection or damage. When you lose your filling, visit us for emergency dental care.
Abscess or infection in the mouth, particularly near your tooth root, is serious. If not addressed on time, it may spread to your surrounding teeth, gum tissues, and even the rest of your mouth. Check your gums for a pimple-like painful swollen spot. If it bleeds, rinse your mouth with lukewarm water and apply ice on the swollen area. Visit us for quick treatment.
Soft tissue damage is another dental emergency that requires immediate attention. It affects the soft tissue structures of your mouth like your tongue, gums, cheeks, and lips. The soft tissues of your mouth may sustain injuries like tears, lacerations, and punctures. The first thing to do upon suffering from soft tissue damage is clean the area using warm water and apply pressure to stop bleeding.
To find out more about the dental services we offer at Primary Dental Clinic, Midland, TX, call (432) 570-7080 or schedule an online consultation. You can also visit us at 4519 N Garfield St., Suite 16A, Midland, TX 79705.