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FAQs About Emergency Dentistry

What is a dental emergency?

Pain and discomfort are relatively common, but this is not always indicative of a dental emergency. If you think you have suffered a dental emergency, some signals to look for are intense pain, bleeding, and loose, broken, or missing teeth. Additionally, an emergency is likely if the pain was caused by direct trauma.

How long does a toothache last?

The duration of a toothache is highly dependant on the cause of the pain. If symptoms last for more than 24 hours, it is recommended that you visit your dentist as soon as possible.

What should I do about a chipped tooth?

If you have chipped a tooth, you should schedule an appointment with your dentist. Through dental filling or bonding, your dentist should be able to quickly and safely repair any damage.

How do I stop a toothache from a broken tooth?

To for immediate pain relief from a broken tooth, it is recommended that you take a medicine such as ibuprofen to relieve pain and reduce swelling and inflammation. Additionally, you can reduce pain and swelling by applying heating or cooling items, such as an ice pack or heating pad, close to the site of the pain. Finally, you should schedule an appointment with your dentist as soon as possible, in order to take corrective measures.


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