No, unfortunately you’re not reading a comic book. But if you combine your teeth with any of the onomatopoeia (noun: the formation of a word from a sound associated with what is named) above, there’s a good chance you might be wondering, “Who’s a dentist near me” and “Should I call them to take a look at this?”
Dental emergencies come in all shapes and sizes. Fortunately, some simply seem scarier due to the amount of sheer stress generated when the CRUNCH or CRACK! that you feel (and hear) is the result of one of your teeth taking the brunt of the impact during a collision on the sports field or after a nasty fall. But it’s not always easy to know when you need emergency dental care.
So, without further ado: some simple guidelines.
When You Need Immediate Dental Care
The most important thing to remember when it comes to dental emergencies is the fact that no list of symptoms is comprehensive. If you’re experiencing an issue that isn’t discussed in this article, please don’t hesitate to contact us at your earliest convenience.
It’s What’s Inside That Matters
Contrary to popular belief, most chipped teeth aren’t dental emergencies. In fact, the difference between a chipped tooth that’s an emergency and one that can wait until you can call your dentist during regular office hours is pretty simple, that difference lies in whether or not your tooth’s “insides” are exposed. If your tooth’s dental pulp is exposed, you should contact your dentist ASAP to prevent infection and other damage. In most cases (and depending on the severity) your dentist will recommend either a porcelain veneer, dental bonding, or a dental crown.
Having an emergency right now?
Cypress DDS brings together the best dentists in Cypress, CA to offer patients the highest level of care when they need it the most. If you have questions, concerns, or you’ve just experienced your own dental emergency – we’re here to help.