Is A Loose Tooth A Dental Emergency?

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Hopefully, you will never notice a loose tooth. (We’re talking about adult, permanent teeth.)

If you find that one of your teeth is loose, there is most definitely an urgent dental problem.

Accidents

An accident can knock a tooth loose. An injury to the mouth area is always an emergency—whether or not a tooth is loose.

When Do I See A Medical Doctor First?

For some injuries to the mouth, you should see a medical doctor first. If you have a laceration in your mouth that’s bleeding profusely, head to the E.R. or urgent care clinic.

After the primary injury is treated, we can treat the trauma or decay. You may need a root canal, filling, and/or protective crown.

We Replace Missing Teeth

If the tooth cannot be saved, you may need an extraction. A tooth implant can replace a missing tooth that’s been pulled. At The Reno Dentist, we provide all of these services.

We Treat Oral Infections

A localized infection can trigger or aggravate a loose tooth. Either gingivitis (gum disease) or tooth decay can lead to an infection. You should see us as soon as possible if you suspect an infection.

Swelling Jaw?

If your jaw starts swelling, call us immediately. This could indicate a serious infection that needs treatment promptly

We Treat Tooth Abscesses

Some infections lead to an abscess. An abscess is a pocket of pus. It can be located inside a tooth. Or in the gums. Or in the jaw bone near the tooth root. An abscess usually causes intense pain. If you suspect an abscess, you need to see us promptly. If left untreated, this can actually destroy the bone around the tooth and cause serious discomfort.

We Relieve Tooth Pain

All of the oral dilemmas discussed in this post can cause tooth pain. If you come to The Reno Dentist with severe tooth pain, we will give you medication to relieve the pain.

 

 

Contact The Reno Dentist:

775-322-5016

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

855 W Seventh St Ste 200
Reno, Nevada
89503

 

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