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6 Major Dental Emergencies

6 Major Dental Emergencies

Dental damages can happen at any time to a person. But it is essential to be vigilant about your action to save the tooth and restore it. Listed below are six dental emergencies that can happen to a person, any time of the hour. 

Dental Infection

Root canal infections are among the most painful dental emergencies and require immediate attention. Root canal infections occur when bacteria enter the tooth’s pulp. The pulp is the inner tissue that contains blood vessels, connective tissue, and nerves. If the pulp becomes infected, the tissue inside the tooth dies. If left untreated, a root canal infection can result in tooth loss.

Dental Abscess

A dental abscess is an infection at the root of a tooth. It is a localized infection that, if left untreated, can lead to more serious health problems. An abscess forms when bacteria builds up in the mouth and creates an irritant that the body reacts to. As the body defends itself against the infection, it will form pus, which can be very painful.

Broken Crown

A broken crown requires immediate care from a dentist in Modesto, CA. If a dental crown is loose or falls out, a dentist can cement it back in place or replace it with a new one. A broken crown could expose a tooth to further problems and should be dealt with right away.

Lost Filling

If you’ve lost a filling, schedule an appointment as soon as possible.Your dentist willt be able to replace the filling, but he or she will also be able to check to make sure you don’t have a larger cavity or another type of dental problem.

If you’ve lost a crown, your dentist may be able to repair it or fit you for a replacement. It’s extremely important that you call your dentist as soon as possible.

Knocked-Out Tooth

A knocked out tooth is a common dental emergency. Dr. Hughes can repair a knocked out tooth with a procedure called “reimplantation.” This quick procedure involves Dr. Hughes placing the tooth back in its socket and splinting it to allow it to heal.

Broken Braces

Broken brackets or wires are common dental emergencies. Brackets are the small squares that are attached to the teeth. The wires are attached between the brackets and fit around the each tooth. When the wires are broken, they can cause pain, interfere with chewing, and make it more difficult to brush and floss the teeth.

A dental emergency can happen at any time. Visit us at Smile World Dental at 4925 Sisk Rd A-B, Salida, CA 95368, or call us at (209) 543-0555 for appointments.


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