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5 Common Dental Emergencies

June 23, 2022
Posted By: Century Dental
woman holding jaw during dental emergency in Germantown

Dental emergencies can range from slipping and falling on slick asphalt, sliding into home plate for the big win, or biting down too hard on a piece of food. However, time is of the essence, and you must call your emergency dentist for help if you have an urgent problem with your teeth, gums, jaws, or any other part of your mouth. 

At Century Dental, we can treat virtually any smile-related emergency. Our emergency dentists are highly trained, experienced, and equipped to relieve your pain, pinpoint the source of your problem, and provide effective and comfortable treatment. 

Here are some common dental emergencies we treat at Century Dental:

#1 Toothache 

A toothache can indicate a severe issue elsewhere in the mouth or body, such as deep decay, tooth impaction, or infection. Untreated toothaches can progress, causing more pain and expensive or complex treatment in the future like tooth removal and replacement or root canal therapy. 

#2 Chipped or Broken Tooth 

A chipped or broken tooth can be painful and lead to additional wear and damage on neighboring teeth. An injured tooth can even have nerve damage from a crack or break if not treated promptly.

#3 Damaged or Lost Restoration 

Sometimes a previous dental filling or crown can break, loosen, or fall out. If this happens, your dentist can quickly restore your tooth to ensure it doesn’t negatively impact your smile's function and comfort.  


#4 Dental Abscess 

A dental abscess is a serious concern that requires prompt dental care. It may appear or feel like a bump or pimple on the gums. Untreated infection can spread throughout the mouth and body, resulting in stroke, tooth loss, and more. 

#5 Bleeding and Swelling 

Bleeding and swelling in the mouth is a red flag. It can point to an underlying injury or infection that requires immediate treatment. If you’ve recently had oral surgery, some bleeding and swelling are expected, but it shouldn’t persist. Please get in touch with your emergency dentist so they can resolve the issue. 

If you are experiencing a dental emergency, please don’t hesitate to contact us right away. Your emergency dentist in Germantown can relieve your discomfort and find a treatment that works for you!

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