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Common Dental Emergencies & How To Prevent Them

Dental emergencies happen all the time, and you never truly know when you’ll be faced with one. You may go the rest of your life without dealing with a dental emergency, but if you do, you will be better prepared for one after reading the below. We will look at some of the most common dental emergencies that you may face in the future and how to prevent them, if possible. Dr. Sheela Neral, your emergency dentist at Pure Dental in Farmington Hills, MI, and Sterling Heights, MI, can repair the most common dental emergencies that you may face.

Aching Tooth

A toothache is one of the most common afflictions that will most likely affect all of us at one point or another in our lives. The typical root cause of tooth pain is down to decay and/or cavities. This decay can be tied down to poor dental hygiene, aging, gum disease, and other afflictions. The best defenses against tooth decay and toothaches are good dental hygiene and cutting down on the consumption of excess sugar or sugary drinks.

Abscessed Tooth

Abscesses are serious as they signal a bacterial infection in the inside of your mouth. Abscesses can swell your jaw out and cause pain at the swelling site. Abscesses can be caused by different afflictions such as gum disease, cracked teeth, decayed teeth, basically any incident that can cause a hole for bacteria to congregate in and spread. That’s the most dangerous part of abscesses as they can spread to other parts of the body, not just your teeth and gums.

The best prevention for abscesses is to maintain good dental hygienic practices and if you do suspect an abscess, see your dentist immediately for treatment. Dr. Neral, your emergency dentist in Farmington Hills, MI, can repair your abscess quickly and get your swelling down. 

Lost Fillings

When we get restorative dental work, sometimes our best efforts in maintaining the work come to naught. Fillings and crowns can fall out for a variety of reasons, sometimes they’re knocked out, you may bite down too hard on food, the bonding material may weaken over time due to hot liquids like coffee and there are other reasons as well. Fillings and crowns can be replaced by a visit to your dentist. There’s no real concrete preventative maintenance that you can administer to prolong your crowns and fillings. Treat them as you would your other teeth and just practice good cleaning habits and oral habits. Your fillings and crowns should last you quite a while before having to be replaced.

To Learn More

For more information on dental emergencies and preventative measures that you can take, please contact Dr. Neral, your emergency dentist at Pure Dental in Farmington Hills, MI at (248) 888-0364 and Sterling Heights, MI at (586) 268-1040 today!

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