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How to Know If You Are Having A Dental Emergency


• Have you even experienced gum problems and suffered from a broken tooth, inflammation around the wisdom teeth, or a gum abscess? • If you have suffered any of these dental problems then you surely are aware of the chasm between a genuine dental emergency and a minor tooth issue. • As per a recent study, the sum total of people who visited emergency room due to dental pain rose from 1.1 million in the year 2000 to as high as 2.1 million in the year 2011.


• At the very core, dental emergencies are exactly that: issues that require immediate medical attention so as to help correct as well as preserve one’s long-term dental health. • This is why Liberty Medicaid dental emergency can be really useful.


• However, not all types of pains are equal. Simply because a person is in pain, it doesn’t mean that it is a dental emergency. • Not all dental situations are dental emergencies. • In order to determine the severity of one’s dental problem, you need to ask yourself these questions: • Are you suffering from severe, sustained, and genuine pain? • Intense pain can be a major warning sign and symptoms of a true dental emergency.


• Do you have any loose tooth? It is something that shouldn’t happen even to an adult person. • Have you lost one or more tooth? • If it is so, then it is a dental emergency, and if you are able to act fast enough, you might be successful in saving it. • Are you bleeding? It is a major warning sign as well of a dental emergency. • Do you have an infection currently?


• A serious infection of the tooth or even a simple abscess can be potentially lifethreatening. • Equally essential is one’s ability to determine situations that aren’t considered dental emergency. • Chipped tooth. Tooth that has cracked or has become chipped is only a dental emergency when it is painful or when what is left of the tooth is sharp, and will thereby cause even more damage. • Losing a filling or a crown. While it could be a harrowing experience, however, it isn’t a dental emergency.


• Toothache. Toothaches aren’t necessarily a dental emergency if you do not have additional signs of dental issues such as abscess. • You would know it is a dental abscess if you can feel a bump on the gums, very high fever, or swelling on the face around the mouth.


Simple Precautions to Help Avoid Dental Accidents and Emergency • Following dental hygiene and best practices such as regularly brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing your teeth, avoiding sugary food, etc. • Are the most efficient ways of making sure that you do not end up experiencing dental accidents and emergencies. • Avoid chewing hard candies, popcorn kernels, and ice. • Wear mouth guard when you are going to play sports and when joining in recreational activities.


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How to Know If You Are Having A Dental Emergency  

As per a recent study, the sum total of people who visited emergency room due to dental pain rose from 1.1 million in the year 2000 to as hi...

How to Know If You Are Having A Dental Emergency  

As per a recent study, the sum total of people who visited emergency room due to dental pain rose from 1.1 million in the year 2000 to as hi...

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