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Any dental emergency like an injury to the teeth or gums can be potentially serious and should not be ignored. Ignoring a dental problem can increase the risk of permanent damage as well as the need for more extensive and expensive treatment later on.
No one should ever suffer through constant, excruciating pain. If you are dealing with one of these situations, our staff at Gainesville Dental Arts is prepared to assist you should a dental emergency arise, whether the emergency care is for you, your family members or friends. We look forward to the opportunity to serve you and if we can be of service, or if you would like to request an appointment.
If you experience a dental emergency, be sure to call our practice as soon as possible. If you need immediate attention after hours, call our emergency phone number 703-743-2324 and our on-call staff member will help you. If you are unable to reach our office during an emergency, dial 911.
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Several factors can cause the need for emergency care, including
- Broken or cracked tooth/teeth
- Broken jaw
- Swollen gums
- Infected gums
- General tooth decay
- Abscessed teeth
- Permanent tooth knocked out
- Object caught between teeth
- Severe toothache
- Loose filling
- Loose crown
- Knocked out baby teeth
- Knocked out adult teeth
Leaving issues such as these untreated can progressively contribute to poor oral health, which can cause serious health issues.
Other forms of dental emergencies involve infections to the tooth or surrounding gum tissues. If infections spread below the gum line, they can lead to an abscess. Abscesses are especially dangerous because they damage supporting structures below the teeth, and if left untreated, they can enter the bloodstream and spread to other parts of the body.
Some dental emergencies involve damage to existing dental work, such as lost fillings and crowns. This often results in discomfort or pain. While waiting to see the dentist, patients can diminish pain by applying clove oil to the tooth. Even if the treatment itself takes time, Dr. Kaur will provide help with temporary and short-term solutions to diminish pain until a long-term solution is finalized.
In cases where the tooth is knocked out, it might be possible to restore it to the socket, so long as the tooth is saved and the patient gets to the dentist within an hour or so. However, many times it becomes necessary to consider replacements for the missing tooth, such as a bridge or dental implant.
If you have suffered an unexpected injury that affects your teeth it is advised that a dentist is sought immediately and that any initial swelling, especially in cases with high trauma or tooth loss, is dealt with using ice packs. In cases where cuts have caused bleeding, it is always best to try and stop the bleeding using pressure and cleans the wound as best as possible before visiting a doctor.
We are here to help you, any time, any day. When your dental health is at risk, we will do everything we can to make sure that you're treated as soon as possible. While dental emergencies are rare, they can happen, and it's important to know how to take care of your teeth no matter what.
When you are suffering from a dental emergency, you want a dentist that you can depend on to treat the condition promptly. You want someone who can put you at ease during this stressful time. If you are experiencing a dental emergency we will provide temporary assistance over the phone and schedule an appointment to service the problem as soon as possible. Dr. Kaur has extensive experience dealing with dental emergencies. You don’t have to put up with pain or wait until the problem gets worse. Contact our Gainesville Dental Arts in Gainesville today. Our on-call staff member will help you. If you are unable to reach our office during an emergency, dial 911.