Dental Problems Which May Need Emergency Treatment

Emergency! You have an issue with your teeth or gums which needs immediate attention from a dentist. Treating such emergencies early can prevent further serious problems developing.

Key takeaways:

  • A toothache which has become excessively painful requires quick treatment as it could mean an infection.
  • Bleeding which does not cease could mean a wound in the mouth requiring emergency treatment.
  • A tooth that has been knocked out needs rinsing, placed in milk and taken to a dentist immediately.

“You can wait on a cracked or chipped tooth as long as it isn’t causing pain. But if a fracture goes deep enough to reach the sensitive pulp of a tooth, the pain will be a sign that you need to see a dentist as soon as possible.”

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