There are many types of dental emergencies, making it difficult to know whether your situation needs immediate attention or whether it can wait.
As a rule, your Winter Springs, FL dentist wants to see you if you’re in pain. We never want our patients to suffer from a toothache, which will only worsen without intervention.
Other signs of a dental emergency include:
- Tooth knocked out or loose
- Broken restoration
- Swelling or jaw pain
- Tissue injury
- Blister on the gum
If you notice an oral health change that falls outside the above list, we still want to hear from you. A member of our dental team can make a safe determination for your oral health and advise you on self-care if needed.
Of course, if you’ve sustained an impact trauma, we want you to go to the hospital for emergency treatment. You can contact our dental team once you’ve been declared safe by a medical doctor.
The best way to avoid most dental emergencies is through excellent oral care at home and with your dentist. You should also wear a mouthguard if you play sports and a nightguard if you grind and clench your teeth.
Contact Your Winter Springs, FL Emergency Dentist Today
If you’re experiencing a dental emergency, or if you’re not sure, contact a dental team member as soon as possible.