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Do you know what you would do during a dental emergency? Do you know what would qualify as a dental emergency? Accidents can happen very quickly and can be incredibly unpleasant experiences. But if you know what to do, you could actually take steps to save your tooth.

Many things can constitute a dental emergency. For example, trauma to a tooth often leads to a dental emergency. Any cracked, chipped, fractured, or dislodged tooth should be considered an emergency. Similarly, if you lose a crown or a filling, or are experiencing pain, we recommend seeking dental help immediately.

If you suffer a dental emergency, it’s imperative for you to visit a dentist as soon as possible. Unfortunately, if you don’t care for your teeth well following trauma, you could have to cope with a number of serious consequences. For example, a cracked tooth can lead to symptoms such as bleeding or swollen gums, extreme pain, and bad breath, among other things. Similarly, if you lose a tooth, you could be more vulnerable to decay, gingivitis, and shifting teeth.

If you do experience trauma that leads to a cracked or chipped tooth, please contact us as soon as possible. We’ll be happy to offer you personalized advice—though we do recommend using over-the-counter medications or dental cement until you can come to our office. Similarly, please contact us immediately if you’re experiencing extreme pain in your mouth.

Are you interested in learning more about the different types of dental emergencies you could experience? Are you simply hoping to set up an appointment with our dentist, Dr. Steven Rodriguez? Are you looking for advice because you’ve experience an emergency? If so, please feel free to give our tea at Healthy Smiles Dental Care™ of Jewell Lake a call at 989-736-7000. We are excited to hear from you soon!