What qualifies as a dental emergency?
There are so many things that can cause you to need emergency dental service. Teeth can be cracked, knocked loose, or lost altogether due to physical trauma sustained playing sports or biting into a hard food. Tooth infections and abscesses that have long gone untreated can also present sudden complications. Perhaps you simply have a severe toothache, and you’re not at all sure what the cause might be. In any case, it is vital that you seek out professional medical attention so as to prevent further damage or pain escalation. Market Street Family Dentist has a variety of techniques at our disposal that can effectively treat dental emergencies. Take a look below.
You may need a root canal if you experience any of the following: an abscess (or pimple) on the gums, sensitivity to heat and cold, severe toothaches, swelling or tenderness. However, sometimes no symptoms of an infected root are present, which is why it is so important to schedule routine checkups with your dentist who can check for signs that you cannot detect on your own.