Dull Continuous Ache
A dull continuous ache is not considered a dental emergency or urgent. However, a toothache should not be ignored because it generally means there is something irritating the nerve root of the tooth. Schedule a dental appointment at your earliest convenience.
Temporary Crown comes off
You have just had your tooth prepared for a new crown. However, the temporary crown has come off. Keep the tooth as clean as possible and contact the office to have it re-cemented.
Do not attempt to repair your denture on your own, as you could cause additional damage to the denture or your mouth. Call us for an appointment, or a referral to a denturist.
Sensitivity to Hot or Cold
Sensitivity to either hot or cold could be caused for various reasons. It could indicate an infection. Call for an appointment as soon as possible.
A fractured tooth may be a dental emergency depending on the degree of fracture and pain to the area. If the fracture is severe you should seek emergency treatment. If the fracture is more of a chip, keep the area as clean as possible until an appointment can be arranged.
If you are experiencing sudden, severe discomfort, accompanied by swelling, there may be an infection in your mouth. If an infection is present, your dentist will likely prescribe antibiotics right away before attempting to perform root canal therapy or other restorative procedures.
If an abscess is present, a localized pus formation might be seen at the root end of the tooth. If the condition is acute and there is an infection present, your dentist will likely prescribe antibiotics prior to attempting any further treatment.
Knocked Out Tooth
If your tooth is knocked out, control the bleeding by applying direct pressure with a cold compress. Recover the tooth that has been knocked out (without touching the root) and very gently place it back in the socket. It is possible to re-implant the tooth within 30 minutes of being knocked out. If you are uncomfortable with this, or if you see debris on the root surface, place your tooth in a glass of cold milk and bring it to your dental office immediately.
A facial fracture is an injury that results in broken bones to the face.
Immediately go to the emergency room at your nearest hospital.