We know how frightening emergencies can be and how important it is to have someone to turn to if you are in such a situation. Prompt treatment is almost always necessary to alleviate the pain and ensure that the teeth have the best possible chance of survival.
Urgent fractures may occur, fillings, crowns or other restorations may be damaged or completely fall out of the mouth. If there is severe pain, it is essential to contact our office and schedule a consultation with Dr. Florin Arhiri as soon as possible. Pain caused by dental emergencies almost always worsens without treatment, and untreated dental problems in a timely manner can make the situation worse.
The dentist will try to replace the tooth in its natural alveoli. In some cases, the tooth will reconnect, but if the internal mechanisms of the teeth are severely damaged, root canal therapy may be necessary.
Usually a crown or filling comes off while you eat. Once this happens, the affected tooth can be incredibly sensitive to changes in temperature and pressure. Crowns generally become weak as the tooth decays. Caries causes changes in the shape of the teeth and thus the crown no longer fits.
If a crown has fallen out of your mouth, make an appointment with your dentist as soon as possible. Keep the crown in a cool, safe place, as there is a possibility that the dentist may reinsert it. If the crown is removed for a long time, the teeth may move or suffer more damage.
Here are some steps to take if you can't get to the dentist right away:
Teeth are strong, but can still be prone to fractures, cracks and ruptures. Sometimes the fractures are painless, but if the crack is deep and extends down to the root, severe pain is likely to occur. Fractures, cracks and tears can take many different forms, but are generally caused by trauma, sanding and biting. If a tooth has been fractured or cracked, you should see a dentist as soon as possible.
Here are some steps you can take to get to your dentist:
The severity of the break or fracture will require action accordingly. If a fracture or fissure extends into the root, root canal therapy may be the only effective way to retain the tooth. In the event of a complete rupture, the dentist will usually apply the fragment back to the tooth as a temporary measure.
When a tooth has been dislocated or weakened from its alveoli by trauma or caries, there is still the possibility of it being saved. If the tooth remains in the mouth and is attached to the blood vessels and nerves, there is a good chance that root canal therapy will not be necessary.
It is important to call your dentist immediately to make an appointment. Meanwhile, use a cold compress and over-the-counter medications to relieve the pain. Once you get to the dentist, he will reposition the tooth and add splints to stabilize it. If the tooth does not heal, root canal therapy may be needed.
For any questions or concerns regarding medical emergencies, please contact Dr. Arhiri with confidence.