Gentle Dental of Center City
201 South 13th Street, 1st Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Dangers of an Untreated Dental Emergency

Dental Emergencies

Dental caries is a bacterial disease of the teeth that destroys the enamel and dentine of the teeth, and is the most common underlying causes of dental pain. Dental caries, or tooth decay and gum disease, can cause a dental emergency, but it can be prevented and should be treated upon discovery. Other injuries and trauma to the mouth that come on more suddenly, such as knocked out or broken teeth, lost fillings and crowns, or a tooth abscess, should be treated as soon as possible. An emergency dentist in Center City Philadelphia can address the issue or, you may find that your dentist can fit you in for treatment. Many dentists make time in their schedules for emergencies patients each day. Most dental problems can be prevented with regular dental care and you can take steps to minimize the possibility of a dental emergency.

Dental Pain

Oral pain can be caused by a number of factors, including non-dental sources, such as myofascial inflammation, migraine headaches, maxillary sinusitis, nasal tissues, or temporomandibular joints (TMJ). Your dentist in Center City Philadelphia can help you identify the cause of the pain and refer you to a specialist if he or she cannot treat it. An affordable dentist can treat pain associated with the following:

  • Dental caries
  • Reversible pulpitis
  • Inflamed pulp
  • Apical abscess
  • Periodontal disease
  • Knocked-out teeth
  • Lost fillings and crowns
  • Dislodged teeth
  • Broken orthodontics

Dental Trauma

Dental trauma happens more often than you may think. In fact, children are the most affected, with a substantial number experiencing damage to their permanent teeth before reaching the age of thirteen. Injuries to the teeth and their supporting structures include fractures, loosening and displacement of a tooth, displacement of a tooth, and complete displacement of a tooth out of its socket.

Getting help quickly in a dental emergency is imperative to minimizing damage and preventing the risk of further injury. An examination by an emergency dentist will focus on potential soft tissue injuries and the need for suturing, signs of tooth loosening, displacement or fracture, and disturbance in the bite. To achieve a complete diagnosis, your dentist may require an x-ray.

Following initial treatment of the dental emergency, it is important to follow up with your dentist and seek long-term dental care if necessary. Dental emergencies that result in pulp death, root resorption, or displacement or developmental defects of permanent teeth will need to be carefully monitored by your dental care professional.

Prevention

Much of the pain associated with a dental emergency can be avoided with careful dental care. Brushing twice daily, flossing once daily, and limiting sugary and starch-laden foods can reduce the incidence of tooth decay and gum disease. Taking precautions, such as wearing a mouth guard when playing sports, or using scissors rather than your teeth to cut tape, can reduce the likelihood of a dental emergency. Regular dental care by an affordable dentist in Center City Philadelphia will ensure early treatment of any potential issues and can substantially reduce the risk of serious complications.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Center City Philadelphia, call Gentle Dental of Center City today at (215) 941-5634 or make an appointment.

Gentle Dental offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Center City Philadelphia. With 14 affiliated practices in the Greater Philadelphia area, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Gentle Dental of Center City, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Gentle Dental of Center City. 

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