Dental emergencies are situations that require immediate action. The longer the delay, the bigger the risk that the situation could turn into something more dangerous for a patient’s health. Dental emergencies can threaten much more than your oral health.
Types of Dental Emergencies
Dental emergencies happen without warning. Teeth can be chipped, broken, or lost in the blink of an eye. Unbearable pain can keep you from eating, sleeping, or going about your daily routine. In these cases, time is of the essence. In some cases, such as a tooth being knocked out, successfully restoring the traumatized tooth or teeth requires action in less than an hour.