Dental pain can be quite hard to manage, and in some cases, it can be difficult to determine if your dental problem can wait until you can make it in for a scheduled appointment with your dentist, or if you need to be seen immediately with an emergency appointment. Here’s some information that will help you know when a dental problem is an emergency.
Discomfort or that comes and goes periodically is usually a sign that there may be damage or decay in the tooth, but if it does not prevent you from eating, sleeping, or talking properly and you feel that you can wait to have it treated, you most likely do not need an emergency appointment. If the tooth or area in the mouth is in excruciating pain that you cannot bear, it is crucial to make sure that you receive emergency treatment. Extreme pain is usually a sign of a large amount of decay or damage, and may be a sign of infection. In order to prevent the situation from getting worse, it is important to ensure that you come in for an emergency appointment with your dentist in Robstown, TX.
Broken or Lost Tooth
In the case that you have chipped, broken, or lost a tooth, the sooner you arrive in the dental office for treatment, the better chance you have of salvaging the tooth. Even if you do not have pain immediately following a chip or break in the tooth, ensuring that the tooth is repaired will help protect you against further damage or decay, which could eventually cause pain. If you have lost a tooth in an accident and have the tooth that has been lost, wrap the tooth in a wet paper towel, place it in between your cheek and gums, or even back into its socket on your way to your emergency appointment. We will do our very best to ensure that your natural tooth can be salvaged.