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Some common causes of dental emergencies are listed below.
Teeth are remarkably strong, but they can chip, crack (fracture) or break. This can happen in several ways. Bitting down on something hard, being hit in the face or mouth, falling, having cavities that weaken the tooth and having old fillings that don’t support the remaining enamel of the tooth.
When a tooth chips or breaks, it may not hurt. However, your tongue usually feels the sharp area quite quickly. Pain may be constant or may come and go. The only way to treat your broken, cracked (fractured) tooth is to give All Smiles Dentistry a call.
Toothache and jaw pain are common complaints. It is not unusual for one to feel mild pain from pressure, and hot or cold exposure to the tooth. However, if the pain is severe and persists then this could be an indication of a more serious problem. If there is severe inflammation of the tooth, the pain can radiate to the cheek, the ear, or the jaw.
The signs and symptoms that might lead one to seek our care include: Pain with chewing, hot or cold sensitivity, bleeding or discharge from around a tooth or gums, swelling around a tooth or swelling of the jaw or cheek, injury or trauma to the area.
Wisdom teeth are another name for any of four third molars found in the peermanent dentition. These teeth are the last or most posterior teeth in the dental arch. Pericoronitis is one of the most common indications for emergency extraction of a wisdom tooth and typically happens when there isn’t enough room for all of the teeth in the lower jaw.
The symptoms of this infection are red, inflamed gum tissue behind the last visible molar, bad taste/smell, pain with biting on back teeth, and sometimes pus oozing and draining from the area. Occasionally the infection will lead to swelling of the gum tissue, cheek, or other area around the affected side of the jaw.