Dental emergencies include injuries to the soft tissues of the mouth, teeth that have been knocked out or significantly damaged, and infections that can lead to life-threatening conditions. If you or your child are experiencing any of these issues, you should immediately seek emergency dental care at Collins Dental to minimize possible complications. It is important to note that if a tooth has been completely knocked out of your mouth, you should attempt to place it back in the socket to keep it as healthy as possible until you can get to the dentist’s office. Generally, it is best not to force it into the socket yourself as it may damage the nerves and tissue in the affected area. Using warm water to wash it and gently placing it back in its socket using light pressure is ideal. If you are unsuccessful, you can place the tooth in a small milk container to preserve it until you can get to the dentist’s office.
The most common reason for an emergency trip to the dentist is persistent tooth pain that worsens over time or keeps you from sleeping at night. Other common reasons for a dental visit include a broken tooth, chipped teeth, or a lost dental crown or filling. If you are experiencing any of these issues, schedule an appointment with your dentist as soon as possible. However, there are some warning signs to be aware of that may indicate that you are facing a more severe problem. For example, you should seek emergency care immediately if you are experiencing facial swelling, difficulty swallowing, bleeding from the gums, unusual lumps, or more severe pain than usual. These symptoms may indicate you have an infection that could spread to other parts of the body if not treated quickly and adequately. Early diagnosis is the best way to prevent problems from becoming more severe and avoid costly repairs.
You must see your dentist immediately if you suffer from severe tooth pain. A toothache often indicates a more severe condition, such as an abscess or cavity. Your dentist can examine your mouth and diagnose any underlying issues causing the intense pain. Once these issues are resolved, you will no longer feel the same discomfort you were feeling before.
If left untreated, tooth decay can easily cause an infection in the surrounding tissue, which can further spread to the rest of the body. An infection can also cause swelling to occur in your face as well as a fever. It can also weaken your immune system, making it impossible for your body to fight off the bacteria that is causing the pain in the first place. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, you must schedule an appointment with your dentist as soon as possible.
If you are experiencing severe dental pain and need emergency dental care, contact Collins Dental at 1900 7th St, Las Vegas, NM 87701, or call (505) 425-3331 to schedule an appointment with one of our skilled dentists.