Everyone hopes they can avoid an emergency dental problem, but they do happen and they’re common. Accidents happen and teeth get broken, chipped or knocked loose. Don’t panic and get to the dentist right away. Often teeth that have been knocked out can be re-implanted but time is a crucial factor. In the event of a crack or a chip the dentist will try to seal the tooth to protect the more vulnerable parts of the tooth from bacteria.
Dental emergencies include more than cracked or chipped teeth. You should come to the dentist for a toothache, abscesses, swollen jaw or if your crown or filling has come loose. Time is a vital factor and it is crucial you see a dentist as soon as possible. A lack of pain doesn’t mean that there isn’t a problem.