4 Signs You Need Emergency Dental Care
Urgent Dental Problems: Signs You Shouldn’t Ignore
Ignoring dental issues can lead to lasting damage. Knowing when a problem needs immediate attention is crucial for maintaining oral health. We’ve compiled a list of warning signs indicating when to seek prompt dental care to prevent further complications.
Warning Signs Requiring Immediate Dental Attention
- Dental Abscesses
- Seek dental care promptly to address the bacterial infection causing the abscess. In the meantime, alleviate pain by avoiding cold drinks and gently cleaning the area with a soft toothbrush.
- Broken or Missing Teeth
- Rinse your mouth with warm water immediately. Contact us urgently. If a tooth is dislodged, try to reposition it in the socket or keep it in your mouth until dental assistance is available.
- Significant Pain or Swelling in Teeth, Gums, or Jaw
- Persistent mouth pain or swelling may indicate serious damage or infection. Contact us immediately to assess the situation and schedule an appointment if necessary.
- Lost Filling or Crown’
- If a filling or crown is lost, save it if possible for potential reuse. Rinse the area with warm salt water and continue gentle brushing until your dental appointment.
Ignoring any of these four dental problems could result in the permanent loss of teeth. Infections can even spread to other parts of your body and cause serious general medical issues, so it’s extremely important to get your teeth examined if you experience any dental emergency on this list!
We want your tooth pain or mouth pain to stop.
First and foremost, if you are in pain, we want to help you get some relief. Then we can address any underlying causes to solve the problem using dental best practices. If you believe you’re experiencing a dental emergency, give us a call at (303) 226-0420 as soon as possible. We’ll get you an appointment in the near future, so you can go back to your life and leave tooth pain behind.