5 Signs You Need An Emergency Dentist

5 Signs You Need An Emergency Dentist

A good dentist is extremely crucial to keep your teeth healthy and safe. You should never run away from visiting a dentist as it might be a serious issue while you consider it to be a minor one. Visit an emergency dentist as soon as possible if you notice any of these signs.

You have a sharp, shooting pain when you're chewing

If you have a sharp, shooting pain when chewing it could be trigeminal neuralgia. This nerve disorder affects the jaw and causes severe pain in the upper or lower teeth. It can be caused by something as simple as chewing on something hard for too long—or an injury may cause it to your face or neck that's been left untreated for too long. If this happens to you take ibuprofen or aspirin.

Your gums are sore and bleeding

If you have sore, swollen gums, it can be a sign of an emergency dentist. This is because your gums are sensitive to brushing and flossing. Soreness can also occur if you're having a dental problem or periodontal disease—a condition in which bacteria build up around the teeth and gum line, leading to bad breath and other oral health issues.

If your gums are bleeding when you brush or floss them, visit an emergency dentist immediately!

Your tooth is loose

If you have a loose tooth, it can be moved with your tongue. You may notice that the tooth's root is visible and feel a slight pain in your jaw if you try to move it. Or you may have a bad taste in your mouth or even a fever.

If this sounds like something that might be going on with one of your teeth, don't wait!

Your tooth is chipped or cracked

If the crack is small and can be filled with a filling, your dentist may recommend waiting. However, it's best to get this issue looked at as soon as possible because if left untreated, it could become more significant and more challenging to repair.

If the crack has spread into the tooth's enamel or dentin, it's time for an emergency dentist appointment! In these cases, we will use a unique resin composite material called "resin composite restoration". Which bonds seamlessly over chipped enamel or dentine. Hence, there are no visible signs of repair work on your teeth!

Your mouth is swelling

Swelling is a common sign that you may need emergency care. Infection, trauma, abscesses, and cysts or tumors can cause it.

Infection: A dental abscess or other infection in your mouth can lead to swelling around your gums. This type of swelling will often look like a tumor on the roof of your mouth. If you have pain from bleeding when biting down on food or brushing your teeth, this could also indicate something is wrong with your teeth and gums.

Trauma: If you've hit yourself hard enough to bruise or cut yourself while eating, that's likely what caused the injury. It'll probably hurt until those wounds heal over time.

Tumors: An abscess (a build-up of pus) under one tooth can cause swelling around it; similarly, a cyst (a growth inside another organ).

If you have any of these signs and symptoms, it's time to contact an emergency dentist. They can help your tooth get recover quickly and painlessly.