Dental emergencies include oral injuries such as teeth that were knocked out, loosened or forced out of position or fractured. Dental emergencies also include laceration of the lips, gums or cheeks. Oral injuries can be painful and should be treated by a dentist as soon as possible.
Sometimes, patients do not realize that they are already experiencing a dental emergency. Yet, if you have had a dental emergency in the past, then you can understand how painful and frightening it can be.
Some dental emergencies are urgent while others can wait to be treated. The common types of dental emergencies are as follows:
- Broken tooth
- Pulpal abscesses
- Gum abscesses
- Swelling or bleeding in the mouth
- Injured jaw
- Painful swelling
- Painful toothache