Emergency Tooth Extraction

Let’s face it, nobody likes pain. Pain related to your face seems to be magnified and even more intense. An emergency dayton tooth extraction may be the result of pain that you can’t immediately identify, but with help you are able to determine that the tooth is the source of the discomfort.

Five Reasons for a tooth extraction

Here are five questions to ask yourself in identifying the source of your pain.

  1. The first and easiest is has there been trauma to a tooth? Most of the time this is the result of a sporting injury. A cracked, broken or fractured tooth can quickly become infected and cause increased discomfort.
  2. The second reason that sneaks up on many Americans is gum disease. Almost 50% of adult Americans over the age of 35 have some level of gum disease. If the disease has progressed to the point of sagging pockets around your teeth the only solution might be to have the tooth extracted.
  3. A third reason is that if the tooth develops a puss filled abscess as the result of an infection. This can develop inside of the tooth over months and suddenly becomes very painful with the only solution being to have an emergency extraction.
  4. An enlarged cavity is a fourth reason. The cavity will become very painful when a nerve becomes exposed.
  5. The fifth reason is for orthodontic treatment. If your mouth simply isn’t big enough to accommodate all of your teeth the decision will need to be made to extract a tooth for proper alignment and eliminate the crowding of the teeth.

What is a Dental Emergency

Your dentist will always do everything in his or her power to save a tooth. The reasons listed above are all considered an emergency tooth extraction because it was not part of the original plan to keep all of your teeth. A real dental emergency is when you are experiencing so much pain that the extraction must come immediately to relieve you of the pain. Your first choice is to always contact your dentist first but an emergency room may be your next and only choice. A broken tooth, an exposed nerve, bleeding tissue or a severe infection must be dealt with immediately and not postponed.

How to avoid an Emergency Tooth Extraction

Most traumatic injuries to teeth are sports related according to the American Dental Association. The first simple thing you can do to avoid such an injury is to make a mouth guard. Inexpensive guards can be bought at a drug or we can create a custom fit guard starting at 150.00. This expense can save you hundreds. Gum disease and cavities are all self-induced. If you follow the suggestions from the health industry to brush your teeth well twice a day and floss once a day you can avoid both of these issues. Both problems are created by plaque being left on your teeth. This sticky substance carries bacteria which will immediately attack the enamel on your teeth creating cavities and also cause the infection in your soft tissue that causes gum disease. Exercise good oral hygiene and you can avoid an emergency tooth extraction.

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