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What Is Considered A Dental Emergency?



Dental emergency services provide immediate care for patients who have suffered some kind of trauma to the mouth resulting in fractured or dislodged teeth, pain, bleeding, or lacerations to the gums. Most dentists have flexible schedules to accommodate emergency appointments for patients in distress. Depending on the severity of your case, you may be instructed to go to the emergency room and then visit the dentist for additional treatment if necessary. But what constitutes a dental emergency? Dental emergencies that require immediate care include: Knocked-out teeth: A knocked-out tooth could lead to extensive bleeding, which can be controlled by applying direct pressure on the site with a cold compress. Recover the dislodged tooth, rinse it to remove dirt, and then gently restore it in its socket, making sure that you don’t touch the root section. Alternatively, you can place the tooth in a cup of milk or wrapped in a…

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