Types of Dental Emergency

Types of Dental Emergency

Types of Dental Emergency

Dental Emergencies can happen at any time, devoid of location. It can happen due to various reasons, few of which has been listed below.

Broken Tooth

A broken tooth can be a source of serious pain and inconvenience. If you believe you have a broken tooth, it’s important to see a dentist as soon as possible. Until you can see a dentist, you can do the following:

* Use an ice pack to help reduce swelling.

* When the swelling goes down, clean your mouth gently with a mild saltwater solution.

* Apply pressure to the tooth with a clean cloth or gauze. Never use force.

* After an hour or so, rinse your mouth with warm salt water.

* Schedule an appointment with a dentist.

If a broken tooth has caused a cavity, you may need a filling. If the tooth is broken below the gum line, you may need a root canal and a crown. But if the broken tooth isn’t causing pain or doesn’t show any signs of damage, it may be best to leave it alone, especially if you feel your bite is affected.


When a toothache occurs, it’s usually a sign of infection and inflammation. The tooth pulp and nerve become inflamed, causing swelling, pain, and sensitivity. While toothaches are not always emergencies, it’s important to be seen by a dentist as soon as possible. If left untreated, a toothache can cause or contribute to other oral health problems.

Knocked-Out Tooth

When a knocked-out tooth is a permanent one, it can be re-implanted into your jawbone. First, rinse dirt from the tooth. Then, it should be placed back into your jaw. The key to successful re-implantation is the amount of time that passes from the moment the tooth is knocked out and when it is re-implanted.

Keeping the tooth moist by placing it in milk or in saliva can help. However, it is important to visit the dentist immediately.

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