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Dental Emergencies

Any known injury or persistent painful condition to the teeth or gums is potentially serious and should be dealt with promptly. This will reduce the likelihood of permanent damage or problems as well as potentially greater expense if treatment is postponed.

Toothaches are of course most common.

Damage to teeth such as chipped or broken, knocked-out or partially dislodged teeth can sometimes be saved. See a dentist as soon as possible and bring any teeth or tooth fragments with you.

Other situations requiring professional assistance include lost fillings or crowns, loose or broken orthodontic appliances, anything caught between the teeth which you are unable to remove, and abscesses.

Injuries to the soft-tissue may be minor but if extensive, pain persists or bleeding won’t stop, see a dentist or emergency room physician right away.

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