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3 Most Common Dental Emergencies

July 26, 2022
Posted By: Needville Family Dentistry
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We are happy to treat dental emergencies in Needville, TX!

If you have tooth pain or your oral health is at risk, we consider it a dental emergency and want to hear from you as soon as possible. Delaying treatment can cost you a tooth. And infections can spread to neighboring teeth, or conditions can worsen without intervention from your dentist.

Let’s explore the most common dental emergencies we see.

#1 Toothache with Swelling

In most cases, a toothache with face or jaw swelling results from a tooth canal infection. These infections can be excruciating and worsen throughout the day. Likewise, swelling tends to increase as the infection mounts.

The only way to treat this condition is with gentle root canal therapy.

Other causes of tooth pain include deep decay.

#2 Deeply Decayed or Crumbling Tooth

A decayed tooth worsens over time. Eventually, the structure is vulnerable to crumbling and fractures. If your tooth breaks or crumbles, we encourage you to see the dentist as soon as possible to prevent deep infection and loss of the tooth.

Sometimes, your dentist can save a deeply decayed tooth with timely intervention. We can often treat the tooth and cap it with a dental crown.

#3 Broken Tooth or Restoration

A broken tooth or restoration leaves you vulnerable to an oral infection. And a tooth that is knocked out can sometimes be reset into the gum with timely dental care. Therefore, a broken restoration should be repaired or replaced as soon as possible.

A Visit with Your Emergency Dentist in Needville, TX

You can count on gentle emergency dentistry in our office. And we work fast to restore your oral health and eliminate any pain.

It’s impossible to cover every potential dental emergency. So, if you have an oral health situation that is unusual or different from the day before, we recommend contacting our dental office for an assessment, advice, and information about our membership plan. 

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