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Is It a Dental Emergency? 3 Ways to Know

February 9, 2018
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Posted By: Dr. Gomez
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Suddenly something with your oral health changes and you wonder if it is time to make a call to your dentist. If you have a dental emergency in Southeast, TX, you might not feel sure that an emergency appointment is necessary.

Here are 3 ways to know.

You Have Pain or a Toothache

Anytime you experience a painful tooth, your dental emergency requires a visit to our office. Pain is a warning sign that should never be ignored. Seeking treatment sooner than later may even help us save your tooth.

Dental conditions often remain asymptomatic until they have turned into advanced problems. Don’t guess for yourself; bring your dental emergency to our Southeast, TX dental practice for a professional opinion.

Inflammation or Swelling

Inflammation usually indicates the presence of an infection, which puts not only your oral health but also your overall health at risk.

Treating an infection can protect your heart and other organs since infection can spread to any area of the body quickly.

Inflammation does not necessarily mean an extraction. We may have procedures that can save your tooth.

A Tooth, Crown, or Denture Breaks

While a broken tooth or restoration may not mean an immediate trip to the dentist is necessary, you should plan on paying us a visit in a few days. Leaving a tooth or restoration broken can allow bacteria to enter the tooth structure and could make it possible for your tooth to break down more.

A broken denture may not be wearable. Leaving your denture out of your mouth for too long may impact how it fits. It’s best to come in for a repair or replacement right away.

If you ever have doubts about whether you are having an emergency, give us a call! Our team will help you decide if you need an appointment right away.

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