Category Archives: Dental Emergencies / Injuries

Pericoronitis

Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, do not always come into the mouth properly. Sometimes, a tooth comes in part of the way and a flap of gum tissue covers part of the tooth. This happens more often with … Continue reading

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Lodged Foreign Bodies

Small pieces of food — especially things like popcorn hulls — can get under your gums. If these pieces aren’t removed, the area can get irritated, and even infected. What You Can Do If you feel something wedged under your … Continue reading

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Severe Pain(Not From Trauma)

Any injury to the gums or teeth can be very painful. At other times, you may have dental pain and not know why. For example, sudden pain may be caused by pieces of food that come in contact with a … Continue reading

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Lost Filling or Crown

Fillings are materials used to fill cavities in the teeth. Crowns cover the tops of damaged teeth. Sometimes, fillings or crowns fall out. In some cases, a filling or crown may come loose because there is decay underneath it. The … Continue reading

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Steps to Save a Knocked-Out Tooth

Act quickly and a knocked-out tooth may be able to be reimplanted in the jaw. Plants that are pulled up by the roots may survive if they’re put back into soil right away. The same is true of teeth. They … Continue reading

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Knocked-Out Tooth (Avulsed Tooth)

Dentists refer to a knocked-out tooth as an “avulsed” tooth. This is one of the most serious dental emergencies for permanent teeth. However, the damage can be fixed. If you act quickly, there’s a good chance the tooth can be … Continue reading

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Fractured and Broken Teeth

Teeth are remarkably strong, but they can chip, crack (fracture) or break. This can happen in several ways: Biting down on something hard Being hit in the face or mouth Falling Having cavities that weaken the tooth When a tooth … Continue reading

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Partially Dislodged (Extruded) Tooth

What You Can Do Sometimes a tooth is knocked loose or comes partway out of its socket because of an injury. Dentists call this an extruded tooth. If the tooth is not broken and its nerve and blood vessels are … Continue reading

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Injured Tooth: What Should I Do?

How Do I Know if I Need Treatment? As with any trauma to the mouth, you should consult with your dentist immediately to determine if treatment is required. The dentist will examine the affected area and may take X-rays. If … Continue reading

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Dental Emergency Procedures Can Help Save a Tooth

Handling a dental emergency can be tricky when you or a loved one is in pain, but a quick and appropriate reaction can help save a tooth in danger. The American Dental Association recommends that you become familiar with these … Continue reading

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