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Do you have dental emergency? Aesthetic Dental Centers has you covered. But what constitutes a true dental emergency? And what can simply wait until your next appointment? For example, a toothache can come in a variety of forms. It can lead to different degrees of pain or discomfort that may or may not require emergency care.
It is not normal for an adult to have a loose tooth. By this time, all of your teeth should have completely matured and become the tools that you need to help you in eating, speaking and living a healthy lifestyle. If you have recently noticed that one or more teeth are beginning to feel loose, it certainly should be looked into.
One common cause of a loose tooth is a recent injury to the mouth. This is definitely a situation requiring immediate medical attention. You need to ensure that all of your teeth remain strong and intact. Even if they outwardly appear so, you may still want to make an emergency appointment so that we can check things out and rule out problems like nerve or jaw damage. Even though these two conditions may not result in immediate symptoms, you still need to get it checked out before it potentially becomes worse. It is better to be safe than sorry.
If you have a severe toothache, it may be time to visit the dentist for pain relief. If you only have a minor toothache, there are a few treatment choices that you can make at home. If your pain is severe, it is definitely time to make an emergency dental appointment. If your tooth is sensitive to extreme temperatures or touch, contact us right away.
Headaches can be caused by many things, like stress, illness or consuming something extremely cold. But if your headaches keep happening, they may indicate something else is happening. Since your head and teeth are connected, pain in your jaw or mouth can cause a headache. A constant headache could indicate that you are grinding your teeth at night. If you feel this is the case, make a regular appointment with us. Sometimes treatment may be as simple as wearing a nightly mouth guard.
If you were previously experiencing a severe toothache that led to no feeling at all, it may indicate that an infection of the root of your tooth is underway. It is never a good sign to experience a completely numb tooth. It could be that you have an abscessed tooth at the root where the nerves are located. A root canal may be needed at this point.
Have you ever had a metal filling? If you are constantly experiencing a metal taste in your mouth, it may indicate that an old filling has become loose or cracked. Emergency dental care is required if you notice these types of symptoms, since a missing filling can lead to infections and cavities. If you let things go, you will probably eventually have a toothache, cavity, or worse. Let us repair the tooth and remove any infection as soon as possible.
Emergency dental visits can be required by more than a simple toothache. It is important that you pay attention to anything abnormal going on within your mouth that looks or feels different. Sudden changes could indicate an issue that needs to be examined by a professional.
If you are dealing with a toothache and need pain relief, or are experiencing any other type of dental emergency, please contact the office of Aesthetic Dental Centers right away.
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