Harming your tooth or mouth can happen at any time of the year. Cracking, chipping, or losing a tooth, having a toothache, and even infections can bring your holiday plans to a stop.
There are ways to limit your risk of injury, but in case of emergency, you can come see us at Newhall Dental Arts in Newhall, California. Ignoring a tooth-related injury can only lead to worse problems, so it is important to know what to do in this situation.
Preventing Common Injuries
Some problems can happen out of nowhere, but other situations can be prevented.
–Chipped/Broken Tooth: Believe it or not, this is a super common problem. To help prevent this, you can wear a mouthguard when playing sports and try to avoid tough foods. If you do end up cracking a tooth, a crown can repair the damage.
-Losing An Adult Tooth: When you knock out an adult tooth, it can be alarming. If you bite into something too hard or are too rough when playing sports, you could lose a tooth. There is a chance that you can salvage this by saving the tooth. In some cases, it can be re-rooted.
-Severe Toothache: This can seem to happen out of nowhere. Most of the time, this is due to a cavity that has been ignored. If decay is left untreated in the tooth, it can continue spreading into the pulp of the tooth. To prevent this, visit your dentist for regular biannual appointments and fill cavities when necessary.
Ignoring Dental Emergencies
It is recommended that you see your dentist as soon as possible if you damage a tooth or have trauma to other parts of your mouth. The sooner you can the dentist, the sooner the problem can be addressed and treated.
Leaving a problem alone for too long can result in further damage.
If a chipped tooth is not repaired, it could continue to crack or break off entirely. When this happens, the only other solution would be a prosthetic tooth replacement. This can be a lengthy process costing you more time and money than a crown would.
A gap in your smile from a missing tooth can cause more than lower self-confidence. If left alone and not replaced, this gap in between your teeth can cause your teeth to shift around and misalign. In severe cases, you could suffer more tooth loss.
Severe toothache could be caused by decay. This can continue spreading and cause discomfort and sensitivity. A root canal could help relieve the pain if repaired in time.
In Case Of Emergency Call Us
In an emergency, the best way to protect your oral health is to remain calm and to schedule an emergency visit as soon as possible. If you experience a dental emergency and need immediate treatment, then schedule an appointment by calling Newhall Dental Arts in Newhall, CA, today at (661) 259-7760.