If you’re not sure if a dental problem requires emergency dentistry, dentists offer this advice: If it hurts, it’s a dental emergency. This is because even injuries or traumas that may seem small or superficial can affect the living tissues inside the teeth. Quick treatment improves the odds of saving injured or damaged teeth.

dental-pain-emergencyEven if you aren’t in much pain, any structural damage to a tooth — from a sports injury, for example — should be considered an emergency. Chips or fractures can affect the living tissue inside the tooth, causing more problems in the future. Your Progressive Dentist can prevent the damage from getting worse.

The same is true of a lost filling or crown. Even if you don’t have any symptoms, the tooth has lost its support and it could easily become weaker. Pieces could break off or crumble, and you would need more extensive treatment. If you see your dentist right away, there’s a good chance they will be able to repair the damage with minimal treatment.

First do you have any of the following symptoms?

  • Have a toothache that won’t go away?
  • Experiencing facial swelling?
  • Think you have a gum infection?
  • Sensitivity to cold or hot liquids or sweets?
  • Pain to biting pressure?
  • Constant or intermittent tooth pain?
  • Severe throbbing tooth pain?
  • Tissue swelling of the face?

dental-painThese are good indications that you are having some kind of issue that needs to be dealt with in a timely fashion.

 

 

So if you think you are having a Dental Emergency – Call Us!
(403) 256-6666 (24/7 – 365) or (403)264-6909

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