Any dental emergency like an injury to the teeth or gums can be potentially serious and should not be ignored. Ignoring a dental problem can increase the risk of permanent damage as well as the need for more extensive and expensive treatment later on. It is important to remember that with some dental emergencies, seeing a dentist within 30 minutes or less can mean the difference between saving or losing a tooth.
In addition, dental emergencies do not always involve pain, although this is a common signal that something needs to be looked at. Pain can originate from the tooth, surrounding tissues or can have the sensation of originating in the teeth but be caused by an independent source (orofacial pain and toothache). At the office of Dr. Ruth Rojas, we help patients find immediate comfort and relief.
At Dr. Rojas we reserve time in the daily schedules for emergency patients. Call our office and provide as much detail as possible about your condition. If you’re a current patient and need emergency dental care after hours, call our office at 941-951-7711 directly and listen our voice message for details.
According to the American Dental Association, these are some simple precautions you can take to avoid accident and injury to the teeth:
- Wear a mouthguard when participating in sports or recreational activities.
- Avoid chewing ice, popcorn kernels and hard candy, all of which can crack a tooth.
- Use scissors, NEVER your teeth, to cut things.