Dental emergencies can take place when you least expect them and at the most inconvenient time. They are conditions where you need to seek immediate dental care to get relief from severe toothache or save your tooth. Dental emergencies need the attention of a dental provider as any delay can cause permanent damages or require you to undergo more widespread and complex treatments in the future.
Whatever be your emergency requirement, you can trust the team at Family Smiles Fort Lee to provide sympathetic and effective relief.
What Conditions Require Emergency Dental Care?
If any oral condition could lead to further oral complications, it can be considered a dental emergency. The most common dental emergencies are:
A toothache can at times become so unbearable that you need to consult your dentist right away, not only to get pain relief but, most notably, to identify its exact cause. Painkillers will give you temporary relief; whereas proper diagnosis will help you get the appropriate treatment and avoid complications.
Some people tend to ignore minor oral problems that can lead to more significant issues that will need emergency treatments. For example, the pus accumulation on the gums is a sign of severe infection. To avoid complications, it is recommended to have the area examined and the condition addressed.
Stuck Foreign Objects
When you use the teeth to bite all kinds of stuff, unwanted objects may get stuck between the teeth. The things may cause severe pain, damage your teeth and gums, and lead to gum bleeding. As professionals, we employ dental instruments and remove them without inflicting any further damage.
If you have accidentally bumped into something hard that caused your teeth to break or get chipped, we can still save your teeth, as long as you avail immediate help with the pieces of your broken tooth. This will allow you to retain your natural teeth and avoid expensive procedures.
Bleeding can occur due to trauma in the gums, tongue, lips, or cheeks. If a cold compress does not stop the bleeding, seek emergency help. The injury may need stitches to stop the bleeding.
Besides causing pain, lost restorations can also cause the embarrassment of facing people with a gap in your teeth. The sooner you have it replaced or repaired; you will look and feel better.
In case of a dental emergency, walk into our office, Family Smiles Fort Lee, at 810 Abbott Boulevard Suite 302, Fort Lee, NJ 07024. You can also reach us at (201) 224-2705 and schedule an appointment.