It can happen in an instant – suddenly, your child is crying about mouth pain, or you’ve stumbled down the stairs and cracked a tooth. When a dental emergency befalls your family, it’s important to remain calm and not panic. Instead, pick up the phone and contact Seek & Smile Dentistry for help! Dr. Seekand makes time to see emergency cases as soon as she possibly can, providing quality restorative care and much-needed relief.
What counts as a dental emergency?
Our team considers the following situations as ones that require urgent attention:
You’ve partially or fully dislodged a tooth from the mouth.
You’re experiencing a severe, lingering toothache.
You’ve cracked or fractured a tooth.
You’ve either damaged or lost a dental restoration (crown, filling, etc)
You’ve injured your jaw or gum tissue
Your mouth is bleeding significantly
How can I prevent dental emergencies?
While it isn’t possible to completely avoid the risk of experiencing a dental emergency in the future, there are steps that patients and whole families can take to minimize their risk, such as:
Make sure to schedule regular checkups and cleanings here in Conyers for you, your spouse, your children, and anyone else you love! Dr. Seekand can effectively locate and treat small dental problems that could have developed into serious emergency situations down the road.
Exercise plenty of caution when enjoying foods that are overly tough, hard to chew, or sticky. Additionally, don’t chew on the ice in your drink.
If you need to open difficult packaging, use scissors instead of teeth.
If you suffer from bruxism (teeth grinding) and/or regularly play sports that contain possible physical contact, make sure to wear the appropriate oral appliance as protection.
Brush twice a day and floss at least once in order to protect yourself from tooth decay and gum disease.