No one is immune to dental emergencies and they can happen at the most inopportune times. But there are steps you can take to make it less traumatic. Receiving prompt treatment is important to minimize permanent damage to your teeth and mouth.
If you or your child has a dental emergency, it is important to stay calm, call us at 905.731.1871 and we will make your appointment at the earliest time possible. The issue evaluated by your dentist immediately, will reduce the chance for complications. Dental emergencies can be caused by teeth that are fractured or cracked from trauma, biting on a hard object, or bruxism or teeth grinding. Other emergency situations include loose or lost fillings and crowns, damaged bridges, or a tooth that is knocked out. Dental emergencies almost always get worse if not treated urgently. Physical health can even be put at risk by serious dental conditions.
Dental emergencies that involve an avulsed or knocked out tooth require immediate dental attention. Damage occurs to tissue, nerves, and blood vessels when a tooth is knocked out. If treated in time, dentists are sometimes able to save the tooth by placing it back in its socket. It is important that this be done within an hour of the tooth being knocked out. If the damage is severe a root canal may be necessary to save the tooth. If a tooth is knocked out take the following steps in an effort to save it:
When a filling or crown becomes loose or falls out the tooth becomes extremely sensitive to temperature changes and can be very painful. Often they come loose or fall out because the tooth is decaying beneath the filling or crown which affects its bond to the tooth.
Broken or cracked teeth can be almost pain-free or excruciating if the crack extends to the root. If you have a tooth that is cracked or is broken see your dentist as soon as possible.
Keep the following steps in mind if you have a loose filling or crown, a filling or crown that falls out, or a tooth that is broken or cracked.
If you have questions or concerns about dental emergencies contact your dentist at Dentistry For You Clinic in Thornhill at 905.731.1871