You take care of your teeth, brush them at least twice a day, floss, and gargle with mouthwash every night. This helps save you from numerous dental problems. But unfortunately, you still can’t guarantee that you will not experience any dental emergencies. Often people are unaware that their dental issues need urgent attention, causing treatment to be delayed and resulting in more pain and expenses. Here are the most common dental emergencies you should be aware of:
- Cracked tooth – There are different reasons for a cracked tooth. It can be due to biting something hard like ice, candy, bones, nuts, or grinding your teeth at night. If you find yourself with a cracked tooth, visit your dentist immediately.
- Trauma – Dental trauma can result from sporting or motor vehicle accidents, physical assault and other such events. If you have been in an accident and traumatised your teeth, be sure to go to the dentist immediately.
- Severe toothache – If you have severe dental pain, be sure to see your dentist immediately. Common causes of severe toothaches include large holes, wisdom teeth issues and gum problems.
- Lost fillings – If your lost fillings lead to severe pain, go to your doctor right away. If you delay your visit, you may worsen the situation.
If you are experiencing any of the dental emergencies above, call Stanley St. Dental immediately on 9042 6001.
How do you avoid dental emergencies?
Dental emergencies cannot be avoided. But there are simple precautions that you can take to ensure that you don’t get them too often. First, always practice good dental hygiene. Brush and floss your teeth regularly. Be sure not to bite anything hard so your teeth won’t be chipped, or your crown won’t come off.
Why are my teeth sensitive all of a sudden?
There are different reasons why your teeth are sensitive all of a sudden, from exposure to extreme heat or cold or the result of overzealous tooth brushing. But the cause of tooth sensitivity is from worn tooth enamel or exposed nerves in your teeth.