Most Common Dental Emergencies (And How To Handle Them)

Posted on 6/5/2023 by Thomas Wold, DMD
Most Common Dental Emergencies (And How To Handle Them)You can experience dental emergencies anytime, which can be extremely painful. You need to know the most common dental emergencies in case they happen to you. You will need to take action immediately, and you might be able to save your teeth or prevent further damage. Read on now to learn more about dental emergencies and how to handle them.


Several factors, including cavities, gum diseases, trauma, or cracked teeth, can cause toothache. You can ease the pain by rinsing your mouth with salty water to remove stuck particles between the teeth. You can also use over-the-counter medication if you cannot bear the pain.

The best way to deal with a toothache is to visit the dentist. The dentist will diagnose the cause of the toothache and provide the necessary treatment.

Knocked-out Tooth

A knocked-out tooth is a serious dental emergency that requires prompt action. There is some first aid that you can do before you get to the dentist. For instance, you need to rinse your mouth gently with water, then reinsert the tooth and bite it down to hold it in place.

You will need to get to the dentist's office within 30 minutes for them to put the tooth back in its position. The dentist will then check out for signs of infection or other damages.

Lost Filling Or Crown

A lost filling or crown can result from tooth decay, trauma, or biting hard food. Ensure you rinse your mouth with warm salt water and try to save the filling. Then rush to the dentist's office for a permanent solution.

You might expose the underlying tooth to an infection or other damage. The dentist will replace the filling or crown and restore the tooth to its original function. Call our dentist to ensure you know more about the most common dental emergencies and how to handle them.
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