What are the Most Common Dental Emergencies Handled at Brentwood Dental Center?
Along with several other dental services offered, the most common dental emergencies handled at Brentwood Dental Center are broken crowns, broken teeth, and infected teeth.
Broken Crowns: A crown is permanently bonded to the tooth, lasting between 10 and 15 years. However, crowns can become chipped, cracked, or broken without the appropriate maintenance. If your crown is fractured or loose, if you experience tooth or gum pain, or if you see visible changes to the tooth, your crown might need to be replaced.
Broken Teeth: A cracked tooth can sometimes be small and harmless. However, other times, it can cause your tooth to break. If you suspect a broken tooth, schedule an appointment right away. If you experience pain that comes and goes, sensitivity to temperature changes, swelling around the tooth, or a toothache when biting or chewing, this can be a sign of a cracked tooth. Cracked teeth don’t always cause symptoms, so remember to see your dentist regularly.
Infected Teeth: An infected tooth, often called an abscess, is a pocket of pus trapped within the tooth. If left untreated, the infection can spread to the tips of your tooth roots. Once this happens, your only option would be an emergency root canal or extraction. It’s typical for an infected tooth to go through cycles of symptoms, meaning the symptoms will come and go. However, these symptoms will eventually arise and not go away. An abscessed tooth is painful, and if you experience a severe toothache, sensitivity to hot and cold foods, difficulty swallowing, pain when biting down, fever, swollen lymph nodes, or a swollen face or cheeks, then make an appointment to see us right away.