Three Common Forms of Dental Emergencies You Should See Your Dentist Immediately For
Dental emergencies are never something you plan for, and one that is highly stressful. The last thing you need is to face difficulties seeing your dentist. Dr. Andrew Greenberg and his team at Mouth Carolina Dentistry in Charleston, South Carolina, understand that and can schedule an emergency appointment when the need arises. Here are a few of the most common dental emergencies patients face.
If you are suffering from a toothache, it could be due to a range of dental health issues. The issue causing the pain should be identified so proper treatment can be administered. The most common causes of tooth pain are pulp infections and foreign matter stuck between teeth. If pain is felt suddenly and worsens over time, it is important to see a dentist as soon as possible. While waiting for your appointment, applying a cold compress can help relieve some of the discomfort.
If you take any impact to the face that results in a tooth coming loose or being knocked out, emergency dental care will be required. If the tooth has only been loosened, do what you can to keep it from falling out. Biting down gently on a clean cloth or gauze can help with this. If your tooth has been knocked out, try locating the tooth if possible. Only handle it by the crown (do not touch the exposed root) and gently rinse it. To preserve the tooth, you can place it back in the tooth socket and gently bite down, or you can submerge it in a cup of milk or water and seek a dentist immediately.
Loose or Missing Restoration
If you have a dental restoration, such as a crown, which has either come loose or completely come off, you should reach out to your dentist immediately. This is more likely to occur with a temporary restoration, but if a permanent restoration has come off, bring it with you to your dentist.
Mouth Carolina Dentistry, PA - Dr. Andrew Greenberg
Dr. Andrew Greenberg completed his Bachelor’s Degree in New Orleans, Louisiana at Tulane University. He graduated from the Medical University of South Carolina College of Dental Medicine in 2009, where he portrayed excellent academic performance. He exercises his academic brilliance to the benefit of his patients every day. He grew up in a family with a dental background and showed interest in the field since his early days.