Dental emergencies can be a headache for anyone, but they’re especially stressful for people who don’t have access to dental care. Luckily, there are many things you can do at home to prevent or treat dental emergencies before they become serious medical conditions. The first step is knowing what types of problems are common in your area. Below we've compiled a list of symptoms that should raise red flags if you experience them any time soon:
A toothache is one of the most common symptoms of dental emergencies. Toothache can be caused by infection, tooth decay, or injury. If you're experiencing a toothache that doesn't go away after two days and is accompanied by other symptoms (such as swelling or redness), then it's time to make an appointment with your dentist.
The best way to treat a toothache is by addressing its underlying cause: treating infections with antibiotics; removing decayed parts of teeth so they don't continue decaying further into nerves; or stopping bleeding from gums with stitches if necessary. Once those issues have been resolved, there are several ways for you to manage pain until they heal completely: applying ice packs over swollen areas; taking ibuprofen or acetaminophen (Tylenol) regularly throughout the day as needed; getting an injection at home if your doctor recommends it before heading into work in order to minimize pain until later on when she can see you again during office hours at her office.
A Loose Or Broken Tooth
If you are experiencing a loose tooth, it is important to see a dentist as soon as possible. A loose tooth can be very painful and can cause other problems if not addressed quickly.
If you have broken off part of your tooth, it is also important that you schedule an appointment with us right away so we can assess the damage and determine whether or not we need to perform root canal therapy or put crowns on your teeth (which will help protect them).
Gum Swelling Or Tenderness
A swollen or tender gum may be a sign of an infection. If you have a swollen or tender gum, it is important to see a dentist as soon as possible. If the swelling is painful, you may need to take pain medication until the problem has been diagnosed and treated by your dentist.
Excessive Bleeding From The Mouth
If you are experiencing excessive bleeding from the mouth, call 911 immediately. Other signs of excessive bleeding include frequent vomiting, blood in your urine and stool (this may be a sign of internal bleeding).
Pain When You Attempt To Talking Or Eat And Drink
If you experience pain when you attempt to talking or eat and drink, this could be a sign of a serious dental emergency. Pain can be caused by a toothache, gum disease, or an abscessed tooth. If you have this symptom of dental emergencies and do not see a dentist immediately, the infection may spread throughout your mouth and cause serious damage to other teeth or gums--or even your jawbone!
Facial Swelling And Swelling Around The Jaw Area
Facial swelling can be a sign of an infection. Swelling around the jaw area may indicate that a tooth is infected or abscessed, which requires immediate attention from a dentist. In some cases, facial swelling can also be caused by sinus infections, colds and allergies--or even trauma to your face that results in bleeding under the skin surface (subcutaneous emphysema). In these situations it's important to get checked out by a medical professional as soon as possible so they can determine whether or not you need immediate attention from a dentist or ENT specialist
A White Or Gray Bump Inside Your Mouth, Like An Abscessed Tooth
A white or gray bump inside your mouth, like an abscessed tooth, is a serious dental emergency. An abscessed tooth can be very painful and will require immediate treatment by a dentist. If you have this symptom, it's important that you seek immediate care from a dentist.
If the pain is severe enough to warrant taking pain medication (such as ibuprofen), do so as directed by your physician or dentist before going to the office for treatment so that they can better evaluate how best to handle the situation with medications such as antibiotics if necessary.
"The following information is from the CDC and is a good place to start when you don't know what's wrong with your child's tooth."
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