Dental Emergencies: What Are They and How Do They Happen?

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In order to protect your oral health, you need some basic information about possible threats to your brilliant smile and how to prevent them. Among all different dental problems you may experience, dental emergencies are the most painful and serious conditions you should avoid as much as possible. There are different types of dental emergencies that can cause you pain, discomfort, and swelling and even lead to more severe complications.

Therefore, it’s essential to get informed about prevention methods so you can keep your smile healthy and pearly all the time. But what is considered a dental emergency? It’s almost the most common question our patients ask during consultations. Our experienced dentists at Dentistry on Gloucester can answer all your questions and show you the best way to restore your smile to be happy and confident once again. You have to understand when it’s necessary to visit an emergency dentist and when you can hold the visit off until you are less busy.

There are differences between a dental emergency and a standard oral issue that many people don’t know, leading to making wrong decisions at the moment. Today’s article explains the most common conditions considered dental emergencies with the need for immediate dental care services.

Knocked-out Tooth

It can shock you when you notice your tooth is knocked out after an accident, dental trauma, or a heavy injury. In such cases, you need to visit your emergency dentist as soon as possible to preserve your dental health and increase the chance of saving your knocked-out tooth. Here are important tips to follow if you want to save your knocked-out tooth:

  • Don’t touch the root of your tooth
  • Put the tooth in the socket if it’s possible
  • Don’t scrub your tooth

If your emergency dentist can’t save the tooth, you can be referred to a reliable implant dentist to replace your missing tooth if you want.

Unexplainable Pain in Your Mouth

Toothache is the most common dental issue many experiences, and it can be relieved with standard home remedies or basic dental treatments. However, experiencing sudden and unexplainable tooth pain is considered a dental emergency resulting from serious problems. Dental infection, tooth decay, impacted wisdom tooth, etc., are some prevalent causes of unexplainable toothache which is why you should visit your emergency dentist without wasting time.

Missing Crown or Filling

Sometimes, you may see your dental crown or filling is missing or broken due to different reasons. It’s essential to replace your missing or chipped tooth restoration before it can lead to more severe dental emergencies.

Dental Infections

Periodontal disease and dental infections can be life-threatening if you don’t visit your emergency dentist at the right time. Feeling uncomfortable while eating, facial swelling, jaw pain, and high fever are common signs of dental infection. An infected tooth can get saved by root canal therapy, and further cosmetic dental treatments like crowns are recommended afterward to prevent possible problems in the future.

Your smile is worth your money, time, and energy. So don’t waste time, and visit our emergency dental care team for more information.


  • Dr. Ahferom

    Dr. Ahferom Gebremedhin practices in the Greater Toronto Area. He is dedicated to improving his patients' oral health and general well being and continues to expand his knowledge through continuing education courses. He has received his Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree (DDS) from the University of Western Ontario. While in dental school, he was an active participant in the Dental Outreach Community Service program, where he provided free dental care to underprivileged patients.