Emergency Dentistry In Your Life
For many athletes, wearing a mouth guard or helmet is a crucial element to maintaining safety and preventing the need for emergency dentistry. However, safety equipment does not always stop accidents from happening. Outside of sports, accidently slipping and hitting your mouth on a hard surface is a common cause of an emergency. Many times, these accidents can cause major pain or damage to your mouth that is better treated with early and swift action. In rare cases, dental accidents can also cause near fatal experiences. For those living in Queens, Park Dental Care can be a quick commute and can take care of any severe dental problems that arise quickly or suddenly and those that require emergency attention.
Broadly speaking, dental emergencies can be defined as any pain that can severely worsen with time that is experienced in the teeth or gums. One of the more common forms of emergencies related to dentistry includes dental avulsion, or simply a complete removal of your tooth from its socket. In more common terms, this is when you lose a tooth due to sudden trauma. When this happens, fake teeth are generally implanted so the patient can maintain their daily chewing activities. Also, recent research has suggested that the original tooth may be able to be replanted within 15 minutes to an hour after the accident if the broken tooth and socket are properly taken care of before reaching the dentist. This would constitute an example of a dental emergency.
Another example of emergency dentistry is pulpitis. This is a medical symptom where your teeth are increasingly sensitive to hot or cold substances. Over time, pulpitis can be very dangerous if the symptoms worsen. This is an example of a disease that cannot be solely prevented through safety equipment.
The best way to prevent a dental emergency in your life is to take as much preventative action as possible. Since many of these emergencies are in fact accidents, being careful with everyday activities can help reduce the chance of an emergency. Always wearing safety equipment and watching where you walk are simple actions that can really stop accidents that affect the teeth and gums from occurring. In addition, brushing and flossing your teeth regularly can help prevent the buildup of plaque and bacteria in your mouth, making your teeth and gums stronger. The accumulation of bacteria can also create an infection if your mouth is cut open accidentally and a worsening infection can send you quickly to a dentist’s or doctor’s office.
In case you experience an emergency in which a dentist is required, it is important to immediately call your dentist. Before you commit to a certain dentist, make sure their office offers emergency dental service 24 hours a day so you’ll know that you can call the dentist when you are in need of quick treatment.
For more information about dental emergencies in Queens, contact Park Dental Care today at 718-Dentist. If you have a dental emergency, please call the same number. At Park Dental Care of Astoria, we can ensure that you feel safe and confident about accident and emergency treatment.