Dental Emergencies

Dental Emergencies 2020-02-21T10:44:22-04:00

Dental Emergencies

A dental emergency is any teeth condition that requires you to seek immediate help from your dentist. The sooner you seek treatment, especially within the first hour after the emergency occurs, the higher the chances of saving even a tooth that has been knocked out. Accordingly, an ideal dental emergency service is one that offers you compassionate and prompt care when you need it the most.

What Causes Dental Emergencies

Vacations, holidays, and midnights are some of the most inconvenient times during which dental emergencies can arise. However, the worst mistake you can ever make is to try to undertake your normal routine as usual with a missing tooth that is probably causing you excruciating pain. Below are some of the causes of dental emergencies that you should avoid:

1) Lack of Adequate Precautionary Measures: It is important to remember that some dental emergencies are self-inflicted and can be avoided. For example, many sportsmen and women always get dental injuries and emergencies following the occurrence of accidents while playing. Such can be avoided by always wearing custom-made mouthguards before going to the playfield.

2) Repetitive Use Habits: Bad oral habits such as opening peanut bags, chips packs, or plastic food containers with your teeth instead of scissors increase the propensity of a dental emergency. However, this does not exclude chewing on hard objects like ice, pens, and nuts.

Types of Dental Emergencies

Whenever dental emergencies occur, they do so in different forms. Here are some of the most common dental emergencies that you should talk to your dentist immediately you encounter them:

  • Soft-tissue injuries
  • Loose bands & brackets
  • Lost filling
  • Toothache
  • A dislodged tooth
  • A knocked-out tooth
  • Lost crown
  • Broken wires & braces
  • Broken or chipped teeth
  • And More…

Responding to Dental Emergencies

The occurrence of a dental emergency does not mean that you should panic. Instead, a calm and rational response is necessary to avoid causing more harm and increasing the probability of permanent tooth damage.

It is always advisable to have your dentist’s phone number. If a dental emergency occurs in the middle of the night, use the number and call your dentist to be sure that s/he’s available before going to the dental office. This will help to avoid wasting your invaluable time on movement, only to find your dentist is not available.

If you don’t have your dentist’s number, you can rely on referrals from your friends. If that doesn’t work and you’ve to hit the road to seek a dental emergency service, consider the dental office closest to your location, and preferably the one you’re sure is a full-fledged practice that has all necessary tools and equipment to handle any kind of an emergency.

Why Sunrise Dentistry?

Sunrise Dentistry offers affordable 24/7 dental emergency services and will never disappoint in your hour of need. Our dentists are experienced and qualified, and relying on modern equipment and technology; we are confident that we can handle any form of dental emergency. We have a flexible consultation schedule, which includes immediate, same day, and next day appointments depending on the nature of dental emergency at hand. On top of everything, we help our patients to process medical cover claims with their insurance providers.

Whenever you’re faced with a dental emergency and need a reliable dentist, call Sunrise Dentistry immediately!

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