Mouth injuries include teeth that have been forced out of position, loosened teeth, fractured, or even knocked-out teeth. In addition, mouth injuries may include cut gums, cheeks, or lips. These situations may be painful and need to be treated with urgency by a professional dentist.
On the other hand, not all injuries need emergency dental care. In some situations, you may be able to wait for a scheduled appointment. Learn how to identify a dental emergency below and contact us today.
A Worcester dental emergency, as said earlier, varies. Even so, they usually comprise of a broken tooth or severe pain in the mouth. Common causes of dental emergencies include the following;
Pulpitis is an infection or inflammation of the pulp or the nerve of the tooth. People with this condition often experience pain when they eat hot or cold foods. Depending on your situation, you may be recommended to have a root canal treatment.
Abscess, on the other hand, means that your gum has a localized collection of pus usually caused by an infection. Root canal treatment or gum treatment is likely to be recommended. An inflammation that has spread to the surrounding tissues is called Cellulitis. Patients with Cellulitis are prescribed for antibiotics until the swelling is controlled. From there, the primary source of the inflammation is treated through either root canal treatment or an extraction.
Pericoronitis, similar to cellulitis is an inflammation that surrounds erupting wisdom teeth. Treatment includes irrigation. In a case Pericoronitis where cellulitis is also present, antibiotics will also be prescribed.
There is a need for one to get treatment from a skilled emergency dentist who will also diagnose the problem. Never ignore or self-prescribe medicines to resolve the issue because you may find that the treatment option does not solve the problem or it completely has nothing to do with the dental problem.
Fractured teeth are also a typical dentist emergency. They are categorized into three that that is, minor fracture, moderate fracture, and severe fracture. The basic first aid to give someone with a fractured tooth before rushing them to a dentist would be:
This type of injury can be smoothed by the dentist or just left alone. The tooth can also be restored with a composite restoration. Treat it with care for several days after the treatment.
This is a fracture that damages the enamel, the pulp, or the dentin.
This means traumatized teeth and has lean chances of recovery.
Dental emergencies require urgent assistance from a qualified and skilled dentist. Contact Dr. Monica Gobran should you experience any dental or gum tissue concerns. Our team will advise you of your next step. Simply call (508) 753-3200. Likewise, an appointment can be made online here. New patients are always welcome! Our dental office offers various treatments including the following.