Byron L. Carr, DMD, FAGD

What are three common dental emergencies?

Our emergency dentist in Temecula, CA has a lot of experience with dental emergencies. And our entire team is always ready to rally when you have a toothache or other oral health situation that puts your teeth and gums at risk.

While there are dental emergency scenarios, there are probably three that stand out as the most common.

#1 Root Canal Infections

Root canal infections are fairly synonymous with toothaches and gum swelling. If you have a root infection, you may also notice a blister on your gum.

We provide root canal therapy in Temecula, CA to rid you of pain, prevent infection spread, and save your tooth.

#2 Broken or Knocked-Out Tooth

A small chip in your tooth that is not causing pain may not be a dental emergency. Typically, you can wait a few days. But if you have broken your tooth or if it has been knocked out, we want to hear from you as soon as possible.

A knocked-out tooth can sometimes be restored to the gum with timely intervention.

#3 Broken Restoration or Prosthetic

If you break off a filling, it can leave your tooth vulnerable to infection or fracture, which is why we want to hear from you if this occurs.

A broken prosthetic like a denture may not be a traditional dental emergency, but a gap in your smile can undoubtedly make smiling and speaking difficult. Give us a call.

Dental Emergency Prevention

To prevent many dental emergencies, you need only follow a few simple tips:

  • Brush and floss on schedule, at least twice each day
  • Visit your dentist twice yearly for checkups and teeth cleanings
  • Wear the proper mouthguard when competing in athletics

For Dental Emergencies, Contact Your Dentist in Temecula, CA

If you have a dental emergency, or suspect you might, reach out to a helpful dental team member today.

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