Dental emergencies do not come with a warning, and when they happen, it leads to immense pain. Many patients wouldn't even know what exactly to do during such situations, and it creates a panicking environment for them and the people around them. Dental emergencies are common, and getting them treated immediately is a must.
Here are some dental emergencies that you may suffer from:
Swollen or Bleeding Gums
Occasional irritation in the gums is not a dental emergency, but the gums that would not stop bleeding is. It is further accompanied by immense pain and swelling and indicates an underlying dental issue. In some cases, swollen or bleeding gums may indicate other health concerns too. See our dentist right away upon experiencing such symptoms.
An abscessed tooth is a potentially life-threatening condition where a pocket of pus in the tooth develops into a severe infection. This problem may further lead to tooth sensitivity to hot and cold food, fever, constant toothache, and even cause swelling on the face, tender lymph nodes in the neck, and bumps on the gums.
An abscessed tooth is an emergency because the infection can also spread into the surrounding tissues, jaw, and other areas of the body, thereby worsening the condition. See our dentist at the earliest upon suffering from the same.
Injured Soft Tissues
Sometimes, a bitten tongue, lip, or bruised inner lining of your mouth may lead to excessive pain and bleeding. In this situation, you can rinse your mouth with clean water and wash away the blood and microbes. Use gauze to cover the injured area and keep the bleeding under control. Get in touch with our dentist at the earliest so that they may suture up the wound if required. You may also be prescribed suitable medication to deal with the concern.
Avoiding Potential Emergencies
The best way to prevent these dental emergencies is to practice your dental and oral hygiene actively. Regular brushing and flossing of teeth help you maintain your oral health to a great extent. We also advise you to take regular dental check-ups and examinations to find any unforeseen problems in your mouth and avoid an emergency. If you experience any of the above-listed dental emergencies, visit our dentist immediately.
We will not only address your dental concern but also create a customized dental hygiene plan and urge you to follow it.
Please reach out to our dental practice in San Antonio, TX, to have a consultation with our dentist, Dr. Shepherd. Please call us at (210) 820-0400 or schedule an online consultation, and we'll guide you further.