Dental Emergencies

Life happens, and so do dental emergencies. From biting down on something hard to a bad fall, there are many ways we can hurt our teeth, mouth, or even our gums. While we may rarely ponder the inside of our mouths, an injury to one or several of your teeth can be severely painful and even result in the loss of teeth. That’s why it’s essential to keep your dentist informed of any emergencies. It’s always better to be safe when it comes to the health of your mouth. When your teeth need immediate care, you can call The Dental Studio of Tulsa to take great care of your smile.

Why Emergency Treatment is Essential

Oral health is vital when it comes to your overall health. You might not realize it, but the health of your mouth is connected to your overall health. Here at the Dental Studio, we want to ensure you have the healthiest gums, teeth, and mouth. Not just because it’s our job, but because we care about your overall health. If you experience an emergency with your teeth, you can reach out to us immediately. We can advise you and set up a time for treatment. Calling us could end up making a significant impact on your oral health. If you wait too long to seek out dental care for any accidents or emergencies, it will most likely negatively impact your mouth’s health. It might necessitate more treatment that you would have needed if you had sought immediate help.

What Qualifies as a Dental Emergency

If you think you might be experiencing a dental emergency, don’t panic! There are a few things to consider that will qualify an incident as a dental emergency. If your gums are aching, it might not be an emergency. However, if they are bleeding, it could be one. Ask yourself the following questions when analyzing your situation:

Is there bleeding?

Is the pain extreme?

Is there swelling that is very noticeable in the mouth, gums, or face?

Are any teeth missing?

Are any teeth loose?

Is your jaw unable to open?

If you answer yes to any or several of these questions, it’s probably a dental emergency. The best course of action is to call us at The Dental Studio to advise you on the best next steps. It’s imperative to get professional advisement on your dental health when dealing with an emergency. It could help save or minimize the damage to your teeth.

Types of Dental of Common Dental Emergencies

Many various dental emergencies can occur. Below is a list of the most common dental emergencies:

Broken or Chipped Tooth

If your tooth has a small chip or a minor fracture, you might not need immediate emergency dental care, although you will want to visit us soon to take a look. However, if there is a large crack or possible damage to the nerve ending, you should give us a call as quickly as possible.

Missing Tooth

If your tooth has been knocked out of your mouth, then emergency care will be required. If this happens, try not to touch the root of the tooth and call us as soon as possible to advise you on the best way to proceed and get your tooth taken care of immediately.

Inflammed Gum

If your teeth are bleeding a little bit when you floss, that’s not a cause for immediate concern (although you should still let us know). However, if your gums are bleeding excessively and recurringly, you should contact us. We will advise you further based on the specific details of your situation.

Infection or Abscess

If you’re experiencing a severe toothache or pain with a fever, swelling, a sore in your gums, and bad breath, you may be enduring a tooth abscess. Abscesses are dental emergencies, so please don’t wait to give us a call. We must bring you in as soon as we can to treat this dental emergency. Several various treatments can help heal the abscess before it becomes an infection, which can seriously harm your overall health. Give us a call if you have a combination of these symptoms to advise you further.

These dental emergencies are just the most common; however, many other possible problems can arise concerning dental health. If you encounter bleeding in your mouth, relentless pain, or have damaged or lost a tooth, contact us as soon as possible. We will then determine if you qualify for immediate emergency care and advise you on the best next step. We want you to have the healthiest smile and are here to serve you!

What to do if You Have a Dental Emergency

If you think you are having a dental emergency based upon this information, please contact us immediately. Even if we are closed, contact us via the emergency line to ensure our clients are always taken care of. If you are sure that your treatment can wait until the following business day, you can leave us a voicemail message detailing your situation and your call-back information. We will try to get you in as soon as possible based on your symptoms and needs. In the unlikely event that you are unable to reach our emergency line and you deem your situation an emergency, you might consider going to the emergency room. The staff there will provide any pain medications needed to relieve your symptoms and know if you need to see a professional ASAP. We are here to serve you, even in emergencies. When it comes to your teeth’ health, we want to make sure that you feel comfortable and protected. Dental emergencies can be terrible occurrences, and we want to serve you in the best ways possible, like offering emergency services for qualifying symptoms. And if it’s not a dental emergency, feel free to call us during business hours. When it comes to your teeth, no question is too small. Feel free to contact The Dental Studio with your questions and concerns. We’re here to protect and preserve your beautiful smile.

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