What is a dental emergency? It may be broken teeth, dental injury, bleeding from your gums or mouth, knocked-out teeth, soft tissue injuries, or other problems.
Dental emergencies call for immediate dental attention to save your teeth. While there are a few measures that you can adopt to manage the pain, such as saltwater rinse, icepack, pain-killers, and others, it is equally essential to visit us at once so that we may offer suitable treatment to your condition. Different types of treatments can be provided after looking into the severity of your condition.
Broken or decayed teeth are a dental emergency, and dental filling can be used to restore them. Replacement fillings are used to replace the old filling that has fallen out or broken. We use composite fillings as they resemble the color of your natural teeth.
Root Canal and Crown
If you are suffering from severe tooth decay, it’s a dental emergency, and you need to visit us at the earliest for treatment. We may recommend a root canal to address the concern. We will clean the infected nerve tissue and refill the interior of your teeth using sterile filling material. After this, we will place a dental crown to fit on the top of your teeth to restore their shape and retain their strength. The use of a dental crown also improves the aesthetic appearance of your smile.
A dental infection or abscess is also a dental emergency resulting in a bump in your gums. It may lead to a lot of pain, swelling, and discomfort. We drain the abscess to give you immediate relief from the pressure. We may also prescribe you an antibiotic to control the infection.
How to Prevent Dental Emergencies?
- It is essential to follow a preventive dental care routine to keep dental emergencies at bay. You must brush and floss your teeth regularly, particularly after eating your meals. Brushing and flossing do not let food particles accumulate on your teeth. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste to brush your teeth.
- We recommend you to keep visiting our dental clinic for regular check-ups and examinations. We will check your teeth and, if necessary, also perform some dental work. You should visit our clinic once every six months.
- Do not bite down on hard foods like candies, ice, and others as they lead to tooth fractures.
- If you are an athlete, wear a protective mouthguard to prevent injuries.
Please reach out to our dental practice in Pleasanton, CA, to have a consultation with our dentist, Dr. Dogra. Please call us at (925) 600-9006 or schedule an online consultation, and we’ll guide you further.