Northwest Arkansas Family Dental
Fayetteville, AR Dentist

Why You Should Never Ignore a Dental Emergency

January 30, 2021
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Posted By: Northwest Arkansas Family Dental

A toothache or oral health change that does not improve is a sign that something is wrong, and you should see the dentist.

While there are a lot of different types of dental emergencies out there, toothaches are the most common. Toothaches can go from uncomfortable to excruciating without warning.

Another type of dental emergency is a tooth or soft tissue trauma. If you’re experiencing this, it is better to contact the dentist sooner rather than later.

Signs of a Dental Emergency in Fayetteville

If you have a root infection or deep decay, you will likely experience a toothache, blister on the gum, and possibly swelling in that area.

With traumatic injuries to the mouth—while playing sports, for example—you may experience prolonged bleeding or a knocked-out or loose tooth.

If any of these (or something similar) describes your situation, we encourage you to contact our Fayetteville dental office for further instructions.

Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Your Potential Emergency

If you have a tooth infection, the pain can worsen quickly. Also, an infection can spread to nearby teeth and make it more difficult for your dentist to treat the issue. If you have root infection, for example, timely intervention means the best chance of treating and saving your tooth. The alternative can be an extraction.

A tooth that has been knocked-out stands the best chance of being reset if you get to your dentist in a timely manner as well.

Preventive Dentistry Lowers Your Risks

Regular exams and teeth cleanings lower your risks for emergencies brought by infection or tooth decay. A preventive exam also looks for oral cancers and oral health changes.

Teeth cleanings get rid of the bacteria that cause preventable oral health conditions.

Contact Your Dentist Near Springdale, AR

We are here to relieve your pain fast and save your smile. Reach out to a team member to get started.

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