Dental emergencies can include any issue that requires immediate or urgent attention, including issues like:
Aesthetic Dental Center of Union Square offers a comprehensive array of emergency treatment services for many issues affecting the teeth and gums.
Some emergencies like traumatic injury can't always be prevented. There are some things you can do to help lessen the likelihood of some types of dental emergencies and the impact of those that do occur. Teeth that are weakened by decay and gum disease are more likely to experience dental emergencies because their health and structure are already compromised, making them more vulnerable. One of the most important things you can do to prevent serious dental emergencies is to make sure you care for your teeth properly with regular brushing and flossing. Routine checkups and cleanings, about every six weeks, will also be beneficial in maintaining the overall health of your teeth and gums. Treating issues such as cavities and gum disease in their earliest stages is also important. Wearing a mouth guard during sports and other physical activity, where impact with the mouth is a possibility, can also help decrease serious issues like having teeth broken or knocked out.
The extent of the injury and the health of the tooth and root will be the deciding factor on whether or not an adult tooth can be saved once dislodged. In most cases, if the tooth is handled quickly and efficiently, it can be restored. If a tooth is knocked out, it's important to seek emergency care immediately while the root is still living. Place the tooth back in the socket, or between the cheek and gum, and head to the emergency room or our office during business hours.
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