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What Constitutes a Dental Emergency?

If you are experiencing significant pain, bleeding, or dental damage, the situation is likely urgent. It is important to us that our patients know we’re always happy to help them because we would rather they visit us when problems are still small and easily managed. Our team trusts patients to know when they’re experiencing an emergency, but some of the most common dental emergencies we treat include:

What First Aid Steps Can I do at Home?

The most important thing to remember in any emergency is to do your best to remain calm. Panicking elevate blood pressure and exacerbates other problems. Take a few moments to breathe, and carefully examine your injury or ask a friend or family member to do so. Then, contact our team right away. We’re happy to walk patients through caring for urgent dental damage over the phone. Some simple ways to protect your smile during an emergency include:

How Can I Prevent Emergencies?

In most cases, emergencies are not predictable or preventable, but there are a few situations in which exercising caution can help keep you and your smile safe. One of the most important things to remember is to avoid using teeth as tools. Many of the cases of broken and chipped teeth we see occur because patients were using teeth to open packages or crack nuts. Additionally, protect teeth by wearin an athletic mouthguard during any sporting event where teeth may come in contact with other players, hard surfaces, or equipment.