Accidents happen, but when they do you may require emergency care immediately. However, the necessary care doesn’t always require a doctor. Dental emergencies can happen to anyone regardless of hygiene habits or dental history.
So how do you know if you need emergency care? Whether you can call it an emergency or not can vary and often you can’t know until you’ve been seen by a professional. However, the most common reasons for emergency dental work usually comes down to a mouth injury, an accident, or oral problems that occur after recent treatment.
An Injury To The Mouth Or Face
Maybe you got punched in the mouth during a physical fight. Or perhaps you fell and chipped your tooth. Whatever it may be from, injuries happen and can weaken your oral health. Don’t let your injury go untreated! If you get an injury to the mouth, you should see a dentist as soon as you can to inspect or fix any damage that may have happened. This is especially true if your feeling any intense pain or discomfort after wards.
Accident That May Have Damaged Mouth Or Face
Accidents happen more often than we’d like to admit. Whether you have slipped and fallen or have been in a recent car accident, you may need to visit the dentist. It is important to note that in any serious accident, you should visit your doctor first before you seek out a dentist. However, after receiving any necessary medical treatment, it isn’t a bad idea to check in with a dental professional to make sure no dental injury goes unnoticed.
Problems With Recent Dental Treatment
Sometimes dental procedures will need time to fully heal. In fact, depending on the intensity of your treatment you may be dealing with some temporary pain and discomfort. Sadly, the pain and discomfort you feel isn’t always part of the healing process. Mistakes can happen or unexpected side effects can occur after treatment. If something feels wrong after you’ve had treatment, don’t hesitate to get it checked out. It is always better to be safe than sorry!
If you find yourself needing immediate dental care, don’t hesitate to visit or contact us at Shine Dental. Your oral health matters to us. That is why we offer a large variety of services to help you with any dental problem you may face including 24 hour emergency care and same day dentures. Contact us today to learn more about all our dental services.