What Is Considered a Dental Emergency?

Treating dental problems as soon as possible is important. If your schedule is very busy, going to the dentist may have to wait a few days or weeks. For minor issues, like tolerable pain, waiting is usually not an issue.

However, if you have a dental emergency then you should go to the dentist immediately. So, what constitutes a dental emergency? How do you know if you need emergency dental care?

Today, we will describe what would be considered a dental emergency and what you can do about it.

Symptoms of Dental Emergencies

Every little oral ache and pain is not a dental emergency, but serious dental emergencies need to be handled quickly. Here are the most common signs of dental emergencies:
What Is Considered A Dental Emergency?

What Causes a Dental Emergency?

Extreme, uncontrollable pain often signifies a dental emergency. However, knowing the causes will also help you figure out what is considered to be a dental emergency. Typically, they do not arise out of anywhere, and they often result from trauma to the mouth.
Knocks to the mouth can happen during flukey times, but they are much more likely during certain activities. High-intensity sports with contact or combat tend to cause dental emergencies. They are very common in basketball, hockey, soccer, lacrosse, rugby, football, etc. however, non-contact sports that are high impact can also lead to falls that cause dental issues. These sports include skateboarding, skiing, gymnastics, snowboarding, etc.

What Constitutes a Dental Emergency?

Any pain or unusual symptoms in the mouth can be alarming, but they are not all dental emergencies. If you don’t need emergency dental care, it’s best to schedule a regular appointment that works for you.

Every single tooth crack is not a dental emergency. If the tooth is not painful or super sharp, then it’s not an emergency. Additionally, minor toothaches are very common. If the toothache does not prevent you from performing daily tasks or cause an infection, it may be okay to wait. Don’t panic if you lose a crown or filling either. Use dental cement to cover the cavity until you can get into the dentist.

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One of the most common treatments for dental emergencies is dental implants. Smiles on Souris general dental clinic in Weyburn, SK is proud to offer dental emergency services including dental implants in Weyburn, SK (not as a specialist).

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