The name says it all – a dental emergency is likely something you want settled as soon as possible. If you have an urgent problem that affects your tooth – or your teeth – your dentist can work with you to take care of the matter. If the situation calls for it, you can arrange a same-day appointment to have work done. There is no single occurrence that would be considered an “emergency.” An emergency could relate to an avulsed tooth (one that has been knocked out completely), or acute, distracting dental pain. What you should understand is that your dentist’s care can be made available to you when you need it – even if it is short notice.
True Or False: Something is only a dental “emergency” if it involves a tooth being entirely knocked out.
True Or False: Your dental injury might leave you in need of a root canal treatment.
True Or False: If you lose a tooth, a dental implant can hold a prosthetic tooth that you can remove before going to bed every night.
False! Your emergency could relate to a partially broken or cracked tooth, or a damaged dental restoration. Serious tooth pain could also warrant an emergency appointment.
True! Some injuries cause internal damage to a tooth. To correct the matter, your dentist will perform a root canal treatment in order to address the damaged tissue within the tooth.
False! Your dental implant is put in place to permanently support a prosthetic. With that permanent support, your replacement tooth will be stable enough for you to use like a regular tooth.