Medical emergencies are circumstances demanding immediate medical supervision. A dental emergency is also where delaying instantaneous medical attention can lead to tooth loss or severe health issues.
What is a dental emergency?
Dental Emergencies are oral or dental accidents that call for quick medical attention. It can be uncontrollable gum bleeding, severe pain or infection, a loose or lost tooth etc.
To identify a dental emergency, ask yourself the following questions:
- Do you experience unbearable severe pain?
- Are there any possible signs of infection or abscess?
- Is there uncontrollable bleeding in the mouth?
- Are you missing a tooth or have a loose tooth?
- Is there any kind of swelling in your mouth?
- Does your mouth taste like metal?
If the answer to any of these questions is yes, it is a dental emergency that needs immediate help. So, contact your dentist immediately.
What are the common dental emergency cases?
- Knocked-out tooth
- Cracked or chipped tooth
- Tooth fractures
- Abscessed tooth
- Bleeding gums
- Oral infection
- Swollen jaw, cheek or, face (due to dental issue)
- Loose tooth
- Severe mouth ulcers
- Mouth tastes like metal