Things to Know about Dental Emergencies

Dental Emergency

As careful as you may be, sometimes you simply cannot avoid a dental emergency. Any injury to your teeth or gums can be potentially serious and may require immediate visit of a Vancouver emergency dentist. Hesitating for too long or totally ignoring the injury might result in more serious problems and lead to an expensive treatment later on. That is why it is very important to know how to behave in the case of a dental emergency to minimize the damage and avoid further complications. If you have suffered any trauma to your mouth, Vancouver dentist – Katy Shayesteh will do her best to see you the same day!

Prevention

Taking right precautions can help you avoid dental emergencies in many cases! If you are playing any contact sports such as hockey, football or rugby, wearing a helmet and a mouth-guard can help you minimize the risk of teeth injury or trauma. You can buy mouth-guards in most of the sports shops, however we recommend you visit your dentist for a consultation and get a custom made mouth-guard that perfectly fits your teeth and provide the best protection. Also, as simple as it may sound you should definitely avoid chewing on ice and hard candies!

Here is the list of the most common dental injuries and instructions how to handle them to minimize the damage and ease the pain ASAP.

Possible Complications and Related Conditions

An untreated infection can quickly spread to the gum tissue, jawline and even to the other parts of your body leading to other health issues and diseases. The typical signs of an infection is swelling around the injured area, throbbing pain and fever.

If you are still not sure whether or not your injury requires an immediate treatment you should follow the simple rule: If it hurts, it’s an emergency and you should visit an emergency dentist in Vancouver, BC as soon as possible.

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