Going to the dentist on a regular basis is an important part of overall oral health. However, there may be times where your children may face an emergency with their teeth that necessitates a visit to the dentist quickly. In those instances, it’s important to know where to turn and whom to call in order to get the issue resolved promptly. Fortunately, Kindred Smiles offers emergency dental services for your peace of mind.
No parent wants to think of a dental emergency, but it does happen. From a chipped tooth to unexpected swelling, there are many causes of dental emergencies, such as falls and infections like abscesses. Never ignore a dental problem, as it can lead to permanent damage that requires more extensive — and costly — work later on, says WebMD. Excessive grinding of the teeth, along with the start of a cavity, can bring on toothaches, which is one of the more common dental problems affecting young and old alike. Here are some other common dental emergencies that may prompt a visit to the dentist:
- Broken, chipped, or fractured tooth
- Irritable gums
- Knocked-out tooth
- Extruded tooth
- Soft tissue injuries
- Objects caught in teeth
Just keep in mind that injuries to the mouth can look a lot worse than they really are, especially when a child falls and a tooth splits the gums. Just be careful to inspect the area carefully. For superficial wounds in which no structural or tooth damage has been done, use a cold compress and give some TLC. For more serious injuries, such as a tooth that has been knocked out or one that has been chipped after an accident, call our Central Massachusetts dental office right away at 978-448-8400. Kindred Smiles can address the problem promptly and treat it without a visit to the emergency room in many cases.