A dental emergency is when you are experiencing severe pain on your teeth and gums due to trauma to the mouth area, severe decay that causes an abscess, or a cracked or chipped tooth due to biting on hard objects. Dental emergencies can be painful and embarrassing so it is imperative that you seek help from a dental professional as soon as possible. Delaying treatment can worsen your symptoms and can lead to an infection.
An avulsed tooth is a tooth that has been knocked out of the socket completely. If you have a tooth that has been knocked out, call your dentist immediately. Here are some steps to take in the meantime before you are able to see your dentist:
- Do not touch the root of the tooth and keep the area as clean as possible
- Prevent the tooth from drying out by either reinserting the tooth into the socket or placing the tooth in a container with milk and bringing it to your dentist
If you are experiencing serious dental pain, contact us at Austin 3D Dental today. We understand that accidents happen and will make every effort to give you the dental care you need quickly. We are available evenings and weekends for same-day and next-day appointments and can even stay open late to give you the care you need. If you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency, call 911 or head to your nearest emergency hospital.