Making an appointment with your dentist isn’t always easy to do. Even if your dentist is nearby, it could take weeks to get into the office. When you’re having a dental emergency though, you really can’t wait that long to see a dentist. That’s why most dentists have emergency lines and services in their office.
However, most people don’t really know what counts as a dental emergency. Use this guide to learn more about dental emergencies and how you should take care of them. Your dental health matters, so don’t take it lightly, even if you’ve never had dental problems in the past.
Most people don’t really know what a dental emergency is by definition, but they know that if they’re in pain, they want to get that taken care of right away. Generally if you’re in any pain, you have a dental emergency and you should have a dentist look at it right away.
While some pains like intermittent pain when you bite down can likely wait on an appointment with your dentist, you don’t want to wait too long. Even intermittent pain can get worse and become excruciating if not dealt with right away. Let your dentist know via voicemail that you’re having pain and would like to be fit into their schedule.
Even worse, a basic cavity can turn into something more severe if you wait too long without seeing a dentist. You’ll spend more on root canals and experience additional pain too.
Along with pain, you should also be consulting a doctor after any sort of head trauma where you experience pain in your mouth. Damage to your jawbone or other parts of your face can lead to serious dental issues over time if they aren’t taken care of.