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How Do I Know If I'm Having a Dental Emergency?

June 28, 2022
Posted By: White Smiles Family Dental
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Have you ever bitten down too hard on something or chewed the end of a pen while working diligently at your desk? While we don't recommend using your teeth as tools, we know that sometimes patients do this without realizing it.

Sometimes, even a seemingly harmless slip-and-fall can leave us with a chipped tooth, or a sporting accident can mar our smile. Dental emergencies sometimes happen when we least expect it, and it's essential you get the prompt dental care you need to protect your oral health. 

If you experience a dental emergency, don't hesitate to contact your emergency dentist in Springfield, MO, at White Smiles Family Dental. 

What Is a Dental Emergency?

A dental emergency is anything that causes pain, bleeding, swelling, and risks the health and function of your mouth. 

Common dental emergencies include:

  • Persistent toothache
  • Lost tooth or dental restoration
  • A broken tooth or dental restoration
  • Chipped and fractured teeth 
  • Loose teeth 
  • Bleeding and swelling anywhere in the mouth
  • Dental abscess 

Untreated dental emergencies can lead to additional pain, damage, and disease. Sometimes, oral disease or infection can spread to other parts of the mouth and body, leading to potentially life-threatening illnesses. 

How Can an Emergency Dentist Help Me?

An emergency dentist can diagnose and treat your urgent dental problem. Drs. Shannon and Preston White are gentle dentists with the skills and expertise needed to treat dental emergencies. 

As emergency dentists, we focus on relieving your pain and discomfort and finding the most suitable treatment for your needs. Next, we perform a gentle and thorough oral health evaluation to determine the origin of your concern. Once we pinpoint the source of the problem, we create a personalized treatment plan to repair your smile, enhance your comfort, and restore your dental function. 

Family Dentist Springfield, MO

If you're searching for a family dentist in your area, look no further than Dr. Shannon and Dr. Preston at White Smiles Family Dental in Springfield, MO. Our dental office provides comprehensive dentistry, including emergency dentistry, to patients of all ages. It's our goal to help you discover and maintain your healthiest smile so you can enjoy excellent oral health for life. 

We invite you to contact us today to schedule your dental appointment with Dr. Shannon or Dr. Preston. 

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