When things breakdown and an emergency pops up, who do you turn to? If it’s an emergency involving trauma to the mouth, in many cases, you turn to a dentist for emergency dentistry. And in other cases, you go to the emergency room.
When in doubt, always go to the emergency room or contact first responders first. But when you’re certain the injury doesn’t threaten the loss of life or limb, you probably want to visit an emergency dentist to get specialized care for the common dental emergencies described below.
For dental emergencies involving trauma to any of the teeth, a well-equipped emergency dentist in Cromwell, CT and Berlin, CT can send you home relatively pain-free and with the damage at least temporarily fixed.
You might need a follow-up appointment to get a dental crown to replace badly broken teeth or veneers to permanently fix the appearance of chipped teeth.
Bleeding, an abscessed tooth or the presence of pus evidence a serious bacterial infection inside your mouth. Because of how fast the infection can spread and infect other areas of your mouth, it’s important to see a dentist as soon as possible.
While many people are able to suffer through severe tooth or jaw pain, this level of discomfort is a red flag that there’s a serious problem that needs to be treated before irreversible damage is done. For example, a decaying tooth may have exposed nerves that are being overrun by bacteria. Treating the tooth with a root canal soon enough can save the tooth and prevent you from needing a more costly implant to replace it.
The common thread connecting all of the above types of dental emergencies is the element of time. They’re all conditions that will only worsen, often dramatically so, without emergency treatments.
Schedule a consultation with a local dentist in Berlin, CT and Cromwell, CT. Be sure to go to your consultation ready to ask any oral health questions that have been on your mind.