5 Common Emergency Dental Treatments
Dental emergencies can come up at any time, day or night. If you have an abscessed tooth, missing filling, or possibly need a tooth extracted, emergency dental care can help you get the treatment you need quickly. Here are the five most common emergency dental treatments that emergency dentists can help you with.
If you have pain or discomfort with one of your teeth, it normally indicates an infection of the dentin. When a tooth is constantly throbbing, or possibly waking you up in the middle of the night, you need to see a dentist to identify the problem and provide you with the proper treatment to resolve the issue.
Bleeding or Trauma:
Did you or a loved one have a tooth knocked out? Acute bleeding may occur when teeth get dislodged due to physical trauma. An emergency dentist can sometimes save a permanent tooth if the patient brings the knocked out tooth to their emergency dental appointment. Keep in mind that not all teeth can be reinserted into the socket, which means that you or your loved one may require additional treatment.
If you have had a tooth extracted recently, bleeding normally subsides 24-48 hours after extraction. However, if you continue to bleed past that period of time, contact an emergency dentist, like Avenues Family Dentistry, and they can assist you by placing a suture in the socket to control the bleeding.
Having a fractured tooth is one of the most common reasons why patients need emergency dental treatment. When you suspect a fracture, especially in your permanent teeth, you need to be treated as quickly as possible. Fractures that reach down to the inner layer (dentin) of the teeth can cause infection and pain.
Lost Dental Fillings:
If you have lost a dental filling, it will lead to pain, inflammation, infection, and can possibly corrupt a tooth. Dental attention should be sought immediately in order to replace a missing filling because if the tooth dentin is left exposed for too long, you may need a root canal or additional dental treatments to save your tooth.
Complications Post Dental Surgery:
When you have dental surgery, such as a root canal or tooth extraction, mild pain is normally experienced by patients. However, if you are still experiencing pain after a day or two, you may need to see an emergency dentist.
Avenues Dentistry offer emergency dentistry services for families in Salt Lake City and surrounding areas. If you are in need of an emergency dentist in Salt Lake, contact us at (801) 328-4173.