Sometimes, it can be hard to tell if the dental issues you are experiencing should be considered a dental emergency. Luckily, we at Cleveland Family Dentistry are prepared to help you and all members of your family during emergency situations. So, in today’s blog, your Cleveland, TX, dentists will give tips on how to recognize a dental emergency and how we can help you through those situations.
Examples of Emergency Situations
When attempting to qualify your dental issues, the biggest thing to remember is that, if your issue is harming your oral health in some way and would get worse if you don’t visit your dentist, it is probably an emergency situation. Some examples of dental emergencies would include:
- Discolored, swollen, and painful gums
- A broken tooth
- Losing a permanent tooth
- A chipped or cracked tooth
- An extremely loose permanent tooth
- Discoloration or pain in a tooth, especially if the tooth has suffered physical damage
- A severe, long-lasting toothache
Most of these situations can either lead to severe cases of tooth decay and infection or were caused by them in the first place, which means they can get significantly worse the longer that they go untreated. So, if you find yourself in any of these situations, you should call Cleveland Family Dentistry to set up an emergency appointment.
We Are Ready to Help
Once you call Cleveland Family Dentistry, our office staff will help to keep you calm by getting you the earliest possible appointment and talking to you about ways to keep your situation under control while you wait. This may include using an ice pack to numb any pain, or, if your tooth broke, finding the pieces and keeping them in salt water or milk in a secure container to bring with you. Once you arrive in our office, your dentist will begin the work of examining the situation and finding the best restorative options for your unique issues. Dental crowns and tooth bonding, for example, may help if the emergency was caused by an accidental impact, while root canal treatment and dental fillings would be effective for issues resulting from the underlying problems of decay or infection. Whatever the case may be, we are ready to help you bounce back from your situation as quickly as possible so that you can get back to your regular routine with a healthy smile.
Don’t Wait, Call Us Right Away!
If you suddenly find yourself in the middle of a dental emergency, you don’t want to wait! Time is of the essence in these situations, so call our Cleveland Family Dentistry office in Cleveland, TX, right away at (281) 592-1234 to schedule an emergency appointment. We also serve the residents of Kingwood, Conroe, Livingston, and all surrounding communities.