Many things can cause you to feel extremely uncomfortable and in pain in your mouth that may be considered an emergency. If you have severe swelling in your face or face, you may have an infection in a tooth or jaw and need antibiotics. You may also have broken your dentures or have cracked your tooth and need immediate treatment. If you’ve lost a crown or a filling, this can also cause extreme pain, and you may need to seek urgent dental care to get it fixed. A tooth entirely knocked out requires immediate attention since it can permanently damage your mouth's nerves and blood vessels if not treated quickly enough. Finally, suppose you have severe pain, bleeding that lasts for several days, or a fever. In that case, there’s something wrong, and you should consult with our dentist at Carlston Dental Group immediately to control the situation.
Toothaches and infections can cause excruciating pain, so if you feel this type of pain, you must seek immediate care from an emergency dentist. However, some common conditions may require emergency care as well.
One condition that can worsen quickly is gum disease. When plaque builds up along the gum line, it can harden into tartar, causing your gums to pull away from your teeth. When this happens, bacteria can enter your bloodstream and cause inflammation. If left untreated, gum disease has been linked to an increased risk of conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, and even lung disorders.
Another condition that should be treated as soon as possible is a fractured or cracked tooth. Call your dentist immediately if you have a broken tooth that is sharp to the touch. The sooner a fractured tooth is treated, the easier you’ll have to restore your smile to its former glory.
Both abscessed teeth and canker sores can be painful, but the good news is an emergency dentist can treat both. Abscesses occur when an area of tissue in the body contains an infection. This infection can spread to other body parts, so they should always be treated immediately. Canker sores are small ulcers that develop in the soft tissue of the mouth lining.
During your emergency dental appointment, the dentist will examine your mouth and jaw to determine the cause of your pain. They’ll also review your health history with you. Then they’ll likely take X-rays of your jaw and teeth. You’ll receive professional pain management treatment, such as local anesthetics, to numb the area and prevent pain. They’ll then perform any needed extractions or work on your teeth to fix your problem.
If you’re in pain and need immediate dental care, visit Carlston Dental Group at 2472 Overland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90064, or call (310) 838-0844 for the best possible care.
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