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Ten Signs You May Require Urgent Dental Care

Here are just a few signs that you need immediate emergency dental care in Simpsonville.

Toothache that won’t go away – If your tooth hurts for more than 1-2 days and seems to be getting worse, it may be infected. You need to see Dr. Cash to get treatment, such as a root canal, and avoid further complications.

Loose or pulled-out dental work – If you lose a filling or crown, the tooth material underneath may be more vulnerable to decay and damage, so you need to have it replaced right away. 

Cracked, chipped, or broken tooth – Even a minor crack or chip could cause hidden damage and put you at risk of a tooth infection, so you need to get help to restore your tooth and relieve your pain and discomfort right away.

Loose tooth – If your tooth is loose due to oral trauma, such as a slip and fall, or due to advanced gum (periodontal) disease, you need to see Dr. Cash to get treatment such as tooth splinting right away, and save it.

Knocked-out tooth – This is a pretty obvious dental emergency. You need to have your tooth replaced and splinted immediately, preferably within 1 hour (2 hours at most) to have the best chance of replacing it.

Cuts & lacerations to oral tissue – If an oral injury has resulted in deep cuts to your cheeks, gums, tongue, or other oral tissue, and the bleeding does not slow within 30-45 minutes, you may need emergency care to stitch these injuries and ensure they heal properly.

Gums bleeding for no reason – Gums bleeding for no reason could indicate severe gum disease, which demands immediate treatment to ensure it does not get worse. Make an appointment right away.

Food or another object lodged between your teeth – It may not seem like a big deal, but any object lodged between your teeth could increase the risk of a gum infection or tooth abscess if it’s not removed. Don’t try to remove the object on your own if floss or a toothpick doesn’t work, as this could make the issue worse.

Swollen mouth or jaw – Serious swelling of your mouth or jaw could indicate an advanced abscess or infection, which could be life-threatening. Get emergency dental care right away.

Any kind of serious, unexplained oral pain – If your mouth hurts and you don’t know why, get help from Dr. Cash right away. Pain is your body’s way of saying something is wrong, so you need to get a diagnosis and treatment as soon as you can. 

by Pearl Dentals

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