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Dental Emergencies Defined

April 27, 2020
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Posted By: Jensen Beach Dental
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A dental emergency can be a frightening situation. It can also mean time off work or difficulty getting a good night’s sleep. For some patients, it is not even clear what constitutes a dental crisis.

Fortunately, your emergency dentist in Jensen Beach, FL treats dental emergencies as soon as possible and has tips to help you make the right determination. In other words, is it a dental emergency or simply an oral health situation that you should share with your dentist?

Common Dental Emergencies

There are many different types of dental emergencies, including:

  • Toothache
  • Severe tooth sensitivity
  • Face swelling
  • Jaw swelling
  • Blister on the gum
  • Broken tooth
  • Broken restoration
  • Tooth knocked out or loose
  • Restoration knocked out or loose

It’s exhausting trying to keep so many scenarios straight, which is why it’s easier to remember the following:

Your dentist in Jensen Beach considers anything that causes dental pain or threatens your oral or systemic health a dental emergency. To make it simpler still? Always contact a member of or dental team if you’re unsure whether your situation is an emergency or whether it can wait a few days. We can make the best determination for you!

When Your Situation Can Wait

Typically, a dental professional should make this decision, so we want to hear from you if you have an atypical oral health situation.

But as a rule, a small chip in your tooth or an elbow to the mouth that does not cause severe bleeding or ongoing pain may not be a dental emergency. A cracked tooth replacement may be okay for a few days as well.

Contact Our Dental Office for Your Dental Emergency in Jensen Beach

We are here to relieve your pain and anxiety. Don’t suffer through a dental crisis alone! Let your dentist and his compassionate team help you feel better. Contact us today to book an emergency dental appointment.

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