There are few things scarier than going through a dental-related emergency. We do our best to take care of our teeth, so facing something that could damage your smile long-term can be incredibly stressful. If you need urgent dental care, you can count on Dr. Browne and his team in Prairie Village, Kansas. There are many different stresses that a patient may go through, and we are equipped to manage all of these on short notice. Here are some of the most common dental emergencies.Read more: The Most Common Dental Emergencies And How We Can Help
Injuries That Can Hurt Your Smile
It is important to know that not all accidents can be prevented, but you can do your best to take care of your smile with proper care and protection.
Toothaches can be onset from a cavity that has been ignored for too long, impaction such as a wisdom tooth growing in, or other problems. Sometimes, this problem cannot be prevented. However, proper dental care and checkups can help catch cavities and teeth growing early, and a treatment plan can be devised to remove the problem before it becomes one.
Chipping or breaking a tooth can be caused by playing sports, accidents, or other injuries. Wearing a protective mouthguard can help minimize your risk of this, but if it happens a crown can be placed to repair the area.
Losing Prosthodontics And Orthodontic Pieces
It is not unusual to have a filling come out, a bracket pop off your braces, or even have a prosthetic come out.
Losing a filling may happen if you bite on something too tough or grind your teeth. If this happens, it is important to come in as soon as you can to replace it.
If a wire comes out of place or a bracket comes off your braces, do not panic. These things happen, and they can be replaced. This must be fixed early so that the process of your alignment is not affected too badly.
Problems After Surgery
If you have gotten oral surgery done recently and begin to feel extreme amounts of discomfort, pain, swelling, or anything unusual, it is important to see your dentist right away.
Bleeding or pain after extraction can put you at risk of an infection. While it is normal for you to experience mild sensitivity after having a tooth removed, having a root canal, or other extraction, you should not be in extreme pain.
If You Are Faced With An Emergency Call Us
Urgent care dentistry is available to our patients at times when they need treatment on short notice. If you would like to learn more about how we can help you during a dental emergency, contact our Prairie Village, KS practice at (913) 901-8585.