In a perfect world, people would never suffer from unexpected oral health issues. However, the reality is that thousands of Americans deal with sudden dental disorders, diseases, or damage. No one wants to deal with a dental emergency, but you may have to at some point. If you do, Dr. Craig Armstrong and our team will be here for you. In the following blog, we explain what you should do in a dental emergency so you can be prepared and protect your oral health.
Often, people tend to underestimate the significance of dental symptoms. If you suffer from a toothache, bleeding gums, oral sores, halitosis (bad breath), chipped tooth, or another uncomfortable symptom, don’t ignore it. Untreated dental issues can rapidly worsen or spread. In addition, your oral health affects your overall well-being—for example, a tooth root infection could spread to other teeth or even throughout your body without assistance. Dr. Armstrong and our team would much rather that you call us for assistance with what turns out to be a minor issue than let a potentially problematic condition become exacerbated. It’s better to be safe than sorry.
Knowledge is power—understanding the right steps to take in a dental emergency can help you handle the crisis with composure and recover successfully. Below, we provide our recommendations for common dental emergencies:
Dr. Armstrong and our team can help you if you have to deal with a dental emergency. In addition, we can perform biannual cleanings and examinations to help you maintain your oral health and avoid these types of situations altogether. To learn more dental emergency tips or schedule your next appointment, contact our Houston, TX dental office today.