What is a Dental Emergency?

A dental emergency is a dental problem that needs immediate medical attention to relieve the pain, stop the bleeding, or save the tooth. The thing about dental emergencies is that they will often occur on a weekend, holiday, or in the middle of the night, and could lead to severe complications if left untreated.

  • An acute toothache
  • Broken or cracked tooth
  • A dislodged or loosened permanent tooth
  • Oral swelling
  • A visible abscess in gum tissue
  • Active oral infection

For example, a cracked or chipped tooth that does not hurt and can wait until your next visit to your dentist in a few days or weeks is not a dental emergency. But if the fracture is excruciatingly painful, or left sharp fragments that cause trouble with chewing or other activities, that is a dental emergency, and you need to see your Casselberry emergency dentist right away.

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