When it comes to your dental health, it’s not always easy to tell if you have an emergency on your hands or not. After all, any kind of dental issue can cause a whole lot of stress and worry. While we truly hope you don’t need emergency dentistry, we do want you to know what situations might call for it so that you’re fully prepared if the time comes.
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So what counts as a dental emergency and what doesn’t? Anything that requires immediate treatment in order to protect your wellness and/or save your tooth is an emergency. For example, a loose permanent tooth, whether or not it’s painful, is considered an emergency because adult teeth should not fall out. Another example is a tooth that has been knocked out, maybe due to a mouth injury. By acting fast, it’s possible to save this natural tooth. Other common dental emergencies include an abscess (a serious tooth infection), a severe toothache, and a broken tooth that has caused nerve damage.
What About a Toothache?
Many people wonder if a toothache counts as a dental emergency. Compared to the situations we just mentioned, a toothache might not seem as serious. The fact of the matter is, if your tooth pain is severe and ongoing, that can also require a trip to the emergency dentist. Tooth pain might be the result of an infection, especially if it includes swollen gums and increased tooth sensitivity. Infection can become serious if ignored.
You Can Count on Stono Dental Care
When it comes to dental emergencies, the faster you act the better the outcome. At Stono Dental Care, our caring team always wants to be there when you and your smile need us. We offer emergency dental care at our Johns Island practice to get you back to tip-top shape ASAP. Given the current pandemic, please visit our Facebook page to stay updated about when we’re open for emergency dental care. You can also call our office at (843) 203-0323.Contact Us
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