Emergency Dentistry: All You Need to Know

Emergency Dentistry: All You Need to Know

Posted by WAYNE H. MORI on Dec 7 2021, 09:54 PM

The need for emergency dentistry comes when an accident, injury, or other circumstances causes you urgent dental health issues. Emergency dental care can temporarily relieve your tooth pain and prevent further damage to teeth, gums, and jaws. 

An emergency dental treatment should be delivered immediately, or else the dental issue could worsen and require expensive and long-term procedures later. Emergency dentistry can be performed with same-day appointments and emergency exams, immediately providing you with the utmost care you need.

Common Emergency Dental Care Concerns

When a sudden dental emergency occurs, an immediate response along with first aid treatment can alleviate your pain and sustain your dental health. During the emergency exam, the dentist would prescribe painkillers, antibiotics, and anti-inflammatory drugs to reduce the symptoms.

Never delay seeking emergency dental care. If infections spread, over time it may turn into a life-threatening issue. Therefore, it is essential to seek professional care if you spot any of the below indications of a dental emergency.

  • Broken or cracked teeth
  • Terrible Toothache
  • Dental infections and inflammations
  • Knocked-out teeth
  • Infected gums and cheeks
  • Broken fillings
  • Broken braces
  • Accidental injury

Who Are Emergency Dentists?

Emergency dentists are more highly skilled and trained than regular dentists to treat emergency dental situations. They are oral health professionals who can treat complex dental issues in an emergency. Here are some facts to distinguish an emergency dentist from a regular dentist

  • They perform a variety of emergency dental procedures.
  • They are specially trained and certified.
  • They ensure patient comfort.
  • They accommodate same-day appointments.
  • They are concerned with the patient’s overall health.

7 Ways to Avoid Potential Dental Emergency

Dental emergencies may happen at some point for anyone, anywhere. However, it is essential to take extra precautions to keep potential dental crises at bay.

  • Practice a good oral hygiene routine.
  • Have regular checkups with the dentist.
  • Follow dentist's aftercare instructions.
  • Watch for silent signs of persistent dental pain or changes to your teeth, gums, or mouth tissues.
  • Cut down on sugar-rich food in your diet.
  • Wear a protective mouthguard during sports.
  • Stay hydrated.

Early prevention techniques are always less expensive than handling a dental crisis.

If you are experiencing severe tooth pain or need emergency dental services, we can provide the earliest available appointment. Book an appointment with Dr. Wayne H. Mori online, call us at (503) 230-881, or visit the office at 700 NE Multnomah, St Suite 850, Portland, OR 97232.

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