Here at Dr. Van Horn’s office, we know that dental emergencies don’t always happen when it’s most convenient. In fact, dental emergencies can happen at any time of the day or night, and fast action is often required in order to save a tooth or preserve a smile. As a general dentist, Dr. Van Horn is passionate about providing you with care for emergency dental in Oklahoma City, OK whenever you need it.
While some emergencies can wait for a few days until you can get in to see a dentist, the following are ones that should never be ignored.
Exposed nerves in the mouth are extremely painful, and you may have pain doing simple things like drinking or breathing. If you can’t get to a dentist immediately, professionals advise chewing a piece of sugarless gum and placing it over the nerve until you can get to a professional for treatment.
An Abscessed Tooth
An abscessed tooth is a sign of a deep infection somewhere in the mouth, and the pain won’t go away until the actual problem is treated. While OTC pain relievers may be used to moderate the pain, the abscess must be dealt with before total relief is possible.
You may notice that your gums get red or bleed a little after brushing and flossing, and this can be a sign of a bigger problem called gum disease. If your gums are consistently bleeding, call a professional immediately.
When a tooth is knocked out by an injury, there are times when it can be saved if treatment is immediate and quick. In order to preserve your smile and save your natural teeth, call a professional as quickly as possible.
Missing Crown or Filling
Crowns and fillings are put into place to protect the teeth, and anything missing may cause serious problems. Id you notice a missing filling or crown, visit your dentist immediately.
If you have a dental emergency and are worried about preserving your smile, call us immediately at 405-757-2122.
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