Gibson Dental

Handling Common Dental Emergencies

August 31, 2021
Posted By: Gibson Dental

There are many different emergencies—everything from a knocked-out tooth to a toothache.

If you have a dental emergency in Madison, AL, we aim to treat it as soon as possible. We want to relieve your pain and restore your oral health, so you can get back to living your best life.

Common Dental Emergencies

The team at Gibson Dental knows that dental emergencies can be frightening. They can rob you of sleep and derail important plans. Toothaches make it difficult to concentrate and be productive as well.

Of course, there are many different types of dental emergencies, but the most common include:

  • Toothaches and sensitivity
  • Jaw pain and swelling
  • Broken or lost tooth
  • Broken or lost restoration
  • If you have a toothache and swelling, root infection is the likely culprit.   
  • Root Canal Therapy in Madison, AL
  • Characteristics of a root infection include:
  • Jaw swelling
  • Toothache
  • Gum blister

If you wake up with tooth sensitivity that increases throughout the day or swelling, it’s important to contact your emergency dentist as soon as possible. In most cases, the discomfort will worsen, and we’d like to see you before that occurs.

Root infection treatment relieves pain and swelling because your dentist can gently remove the infected tissue from your tooth and close it with a healing agent and transient filling. Patients report instant relief.

At another appointment, we may recommend a dental crown to stabilize the tooth.

Handling Common Dental Emergencies

The first step is calling our office. A helpful team member can provide tips to keep you comfortable until your emergency dental visit.

Advice may include recommendations for over-the-counter pain relievers or placing a knocked-out tooth into a glass of milk until your appointment. Of course, if you’ve suffered an impact injury, we will always recommend visiting the local emergency room first.

For an Emergency Dentist Near Me, Contact Us

When it comes to dental emergencies, we always work hard to see you as soon as possible. So give us a call if you’re experiencing oral health changes, a toothache, or tooth trauma.

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