Dental emergencies refer to all the dental problems that call for instant treatment or a temporary aid. When you experience any dental emergency, you should not wait for too long to schedule an appointment with us. It is vital to act immediately, or the condition may worsen and give rise to other dental problems.
While you visit our clinic for emergency treatment, you can take care of the emergency with some quick and temporary aids.
What are the Types of Dental Emergencies?
Pain in your teeth indicates various conditions, including tooth decay. When the pain becomes difficult to manage and leads to other problems like swelling and bleeding, consider it a dental emergency. Visit us immediately for the treatment. We will conduct your X-ray to diagnose the problem and treat it accordingly.
Chipped or Broken Teeth
Chipped or broken teeth are caused as a result of biting hard foods. The condition doesn’t only ruin your smile but affects your tooth functionality. It is usually hurtful. Rinse your mouth with warm water and put a piece of gauze on the site of bleeding. You can also apply a cold compress and visit us immediately for treatment.
Knocked-out teeth can be because of accidents and injuries during sports. When the tooth is knocked out from your socket, the first thing to do is locate it. Depending upon the injury, it is okay to put the teeth back in place but do not push them into the socket. Visit us immediately for help.
Lost restorations such as filling or crowns are also considered among dental emergencies that require immediate attention. Breaking them exposes your teeth to other problems and increases the chances of reinfection and further damage. Depending upon the severity of your condition, we will use the same restoration or provide a new one.
Abscess or infection in the mouth is caused near the roots of your teeth or space between your gums and teeth. When left untreated, it can spread to surrounding teeth, gum tissues, and even the rest of your body. Visit us immediately if you experience pain, blisters, or swelling around your gums.
How to Prevent a Dental Emergency?
Always wear a mouthguard when you engage in any sports activity. It protects you against all events like knocked-out, broken, and chipped teeth.
Do not chew on hard foods like hard candies, hard meat, etc., or you may chip your teeth.
To find out more about the dental services offered at Ustick Dental Office, call (208) 375-8720 or schedule an online consultation. You can also visit Dentist in Boise ID at 9733, W Ustick Rd, Boise, ID 83704.