What to Do When a Dental Emergency Occurs?

What to Do When a Dental Emergency Occurs?

Posted by Dr. Daniel Vasquez Nov 09,2021

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If you are experiencing major dental problems such as bleeding, severe infections, or fractured or knocked-out teeth, you should see an emergency dentist. At Dr. Vasquez & Associates Dentists in Oceanside, CA, we offer emergency dental treatments and procedures that ensure the best outcomes. 

What Is a Dental Emergency?

A dental emergency can be defined as anything relating to your dental health that involves infection or trauma. 

Out of the typical emergencies dentists treat regularly some may not appear to be a major concern but they could be symptoms of something more serious. Most times, however, a dental emergency is obvious, such as when a tooth is knocked out in an accident or during a sporting event or when a tooth infection is causing severe pain. 

When Do You Need Emergency Dental Care?

Here are a few examples of dental concerns that require emergency dental treatment:

Loose Tooth

If one of your teeth is loose, this could be an indication of a tooth infection or advanced decay. In such cases, you should schedule an appointment as soon as possible with one of our experienced dentists at Dr. Vasquez & Associates Dentists in Oceanside, CA, to determine the source of the problem and address it.

Severe Toothache

Severe tooth pain indicates that you require immediate medical attention. You should contact our dentist immediately if you suffer from severe pain or discomfort because a toothache can be caused by a variety of factors and accurate diagnosis is critical.

Bleeding Gums

If your gums bleed when brushing or flossing, this is not 'normal.' It is a sign of gum inflammation or gingivitis. Furthermore, if the bleeding is severe and frequent and your gums begin to swell or ache, our expertise will be required to determine what is causing the problem.

Abscessed Tooth

An abscess is a pocket of pus at the base of the tooth that is most often caused by an infection. This infection can spread to surrounding tissues and cause fever, continuous toothache, or swelling in the face. In this situation, emergency dental care is required.

Cracked or Fractured Teeth

Cracked or fractured teeth require immediate treatment as the injury may affect both the inside and outside of the tooth. Some fractures are so severe that the tooth is irreversibly damaged. In these cases, an emergency dental appointment is required to try to save the natural tooth.

At Dr. Vasquez & Associates Dentists, our experienced team provides emergency dental care for patients in Oceanside, California. To schedule an appointment call (760) 529-5339, or visit our office at 3601 Vista Way Ste 105, Oceanside, CA 92056.

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