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1/9/2019 by 
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Types of Dental Emergencies You Might Face

If you’ve been missing your dental appointments for a while, then the probability of you facing one too many oral emergencies is high. However, most people still believe that by ignoring the problem, there’s a very high chance that it will go away—they can never be more wrong! When it comes to dental emergencies, it’s important that you address it before it goes bad. This post will tell you all you need to know about the types of dental emergencies you will face.  

Dental emergencies

Keeping up with regular checkups mean that your oral health stays in excellent condition and any problem that may be starting is addressed before it has a chance to get worse. Here are a few dental emergencies you may be prone to face, and which would require immediate help from the doctor:

Problem #1: Chipped teeth or fractures

Your teeth may be strong but if you bite too hard or are prone to developing cavities then you need to prepare yourself to face weakened, fractured or chipped teeth. While it may seem like the only problem this causes is pain and discomfort, failure to address the problem can end up causing severe infections and further tooth decay as well.  

Problem #2: Dislocated or broken jaw

This is one dental emergency which absolutely needs to be checked by a professional dentist. Often caused by some external force such as a sports injury or an accident, this time of fracture is known to be quite common and needs immediate attention or else it will not only be quite painful, it will severely affect your ability to breathe as well as eat.

Problem #3: Pain in the tooth

Toothache has its own set of reasons ranging from sensitivity to something very severe such as infections. Depending on the severity of the pain, it’s very important that you get it checked immediately to avoid any unforeseen circumstances from occurring. If the cause of pain is infections or abscessed tooth, then neglecting a checkup will only make the problem worse than it already is.

Problem #4: Loss of teeth

Loss of teeth or teeth that have been knocked out are amongst the most important problems that would require immediate attention from the dentist. Sometimes the teeth that have been knocked out are salvageable but since most are not, immediately considering crown and bridges would make your situation a lot better.

Apart from these, regular checkups will ensure that that you benefit the most by keeping your teeth from swelling, bleeding, and abscess, etc. All you have to do is make sure you’re up-to-date with the appointments and make sure you don’t ignore any problems you may be facing.