When you accidentally sever your finger while cutting vegetables for dinner, you know to go to the emergency room. But what about when you bite into something and chip your tooth? Many people would still go to the emergency room for treatment. There are many types of dental emergencies that can be diverted from the emergency room into the dentist’s office.
- Chips or Cracks
- Loose or Knocked Out Teeth
- Soft Tissue Injury
- Lost Filling or Crown
- Missing or Loose Dental Restoration
Overall, toothaches, teeth that are chipped, cracked, loose, or missing, soft tissue injuries, and missing dental restorations are considered to be dental emergencies. When and if these dental emergencies happen to you or your family, be sure to see an emergency dentist for emergency dental treatment. While prevention with good dental care is the best way to preserve your oral health, knowing what to do when emergency strikes help prevent long-term damage.