5 Signs That You Need Emergency Dental Care

5 Signs That You Need Emergency Dental Care

Dental care is incredibly important to your health, and it can become even more vital when you’re experiencing a medical emergency.

Nobody wants to deal with an emergency dental procedure, and that often causes people to forgo the dental care they really need. The team at Infinite Dental Wellness wants to ensure you’re staying healthy and taking care of your immediate medical needs, which is why we’ve compiled this helpful list of signs that you need emergency dental care.

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1) You’ve Knocked Out A Tooth

This one should be fairly obvious, but you’d be surprised how many people knock out a tooth and simply don’t get it taken care of by a dentist. If you’re in an accident or suffer a serious injury that knocks out a tooth, you need to visit a dentist as soon as possible. Knocking out a tooth can cause serious nerve damage, which can cause even more dental problems if it isn’t dealt with fast.

2) You Have A Headache That Won’t Go Away

You probably don’t consider dental care when you have a headache, but if you’re noticing constant headaches then you might want to think again. Dental issues like constantly grinding your teeth, tooth infections, and serious tooth decay can actually cause headaches. And those headaches won’t go away unless you seek emergency dental care.

3) You Have A Dental Abscess

A dental abscess is an accumulation of pus around the center of a tooth that can spread an infection around your mouth. If you notice drainage or any sort of open sore in your gums, extremely bad breath that won’t go away, or unexplained swelling around your gums, there’s a decent chance you have a dental abscess. And you’ll need emergency dental care to ensure the infection doesn’t spread across your mouth.

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4) Swollen Jaw Or Constant Jaw Pain

Has your jaw unexpectedly swollen up? Are you noticing constant pain in your jaw or around your mouth? If so, it’s likely connected to your teeth. You might need to get your wisdom teeth removed, or you could be experiencing some sort of infection in the roots of your teeth. Even worse, if you’ve recently experienced an accident you might have some major jaw damage. Regardless of the reason, you’ll want to seek some emergency dental care to determine the cause of your discomfort.

5) Your Tooth Is Darkening

Nobody’s teeth stay pearly white forever, and over time discoloration in teeth is pretty common. However, if you notice that one or more of your teeth is significantly darker than the rest you may be experiencing something worse. A particularly dark tooth could be the sign that you have a dead or dying tooth — a tooth that has lost the nerves that live inside of it. Luckily, emergency dental care can help you potentially save your tooth and ease the pain associated with a dead tooth.

Emergency dental care isn’t fun, but it’s necessary when you’re suffering from severe dental issues and need help fast. If you’re in need of emergency dental care, consider the team at Infinite Dental Wellness. Our office is equipped to complete a number of advanced dental procedures, and our team is ready to handle all of your dental care needs. Contact Infinite Dental Wellness today for more information on our services.