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What Are Common Dental Emergencies?

February 3, 2022
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Posted By: Joel R. Koch D.D.S. Dental Team

Patients experiencing a dental issue may wonder if their problem constitutes a dental emergency and if they should seek dental help as soon as possible. There is some subjectivity to this as patients have different pain levels from dental problems, some that are tolerable and some that cripple the patient's ability to get through their day.

Don't Let a Toothache Ruin Your Day!

If you are experiencing enough pain inhibiting your ability to function, it is considered a dental emergency, and you should seek treatment as soon as possible. Contact us today for emergency dental treatment in the 45241 area at (513) 779-3422.

Dental Infection and Swelling in West Chester, OH

Other dental problems may constitute an emergency. Severe infection, typically in the tooth or gums, requires immediate attention from a dentist to assess the situation and provide support to protect oral and bodily health.

Broken, fractured, and other underlying issues like cavities can weaken cracked teeth or be caused by trauma or damage to the teeth. Depending on how deep and long the crack runs on the tooth will determine how serious of an issue it is. Some cracks can be repaired with surface bonding, but other cracks require a dental crown.

It is possible to save teeth that have been knocked out of a patient's mouth if we act quick enough. If possible, try and place the tooth back into the socket and contact us. If swelling has set in or there is too much damage to reinsert the tooth, put it in a cup of milk, then contact your dentist right away.

Severe swelling can be a sign of many serious issues; it can also inhibit your ability to chew, swallow, and talk. Therefore, seeing a dentist to address the problem as soon as possible is recommended.

When a crown or a filling falls out of a tooth, it exposes the tooth's inner layers to bacteria and poses a risk of additional damage to the tooth because it is not as strong without the filling or crown. The sooner the patient gets their crown or filling replaced, the better it will be for the tooth and your overall oral health.

Expert Dental Care in West Chester, OH

Getting these issues addressed as quickly as possible is essential for relieving pain and maintaining your dental health. At the dental offices of Joel R. Koch D.D.S., we offer emergency treatment and will do everything we can to provide same-day treatment to patients in need.

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