Emergency services are necessary to save the tooth. A painful symptom may indicate an infection in a tooth or within your gums. You need to head right to your dentist to get antibiotics and begin a treatment course so the infection does not spread. Our office provides emergency dental care when you need it in Humble, Texas.
The tooth roots are protected by gums. But if the enamel is worn down or if the gum line has receded, then the dentin becomes exposed. Cavities, cracked teeth, gum recession, enamel, and root erosion all cause dentin to be exposed, Dentin is connected to the nerve that triggers pain in sensitive teeth. But, how can you know which ones are a real dental emergency?
When do you need emergency dental care
- Broken, chipped or cracked tooth
- A Missing filling or crown
- Bleeding Gums
- Broken Jaw
- Abscessed teeth
- Oral and tooth infections
- Loosened or knocked-out tooth
- Exposed nerves and tooth sensitivity
- Bitten tongue