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When you have a dental emergency in Burlington, it is best to go to the dentist as soon as possible and get checked immediately after the incident occurs. Emergencies happen at the most inopportune times and cannot be scheduled into an appointment. A dental emergency can be described as a serious toothache, pain or discomfort that cannot be calmed by over the counter medicine, a broken or cracked tooth or any trauma to your oral cavity. The most common types of emergencies are tooth pain, swelling and pain in one or more teeth or gums, tooth filling falling out, a crown falling out, a cracked tooth, a veneer falling out, a bridge falling out, or a dental implant falling out or breaking.
In case of an emergency, contact us right away to schedule a visit. Take an over the counter painkiller to ease the pain until you arrive at the dental office. Swelling can happen as well and this usually means that there’s an infection lingering; there might even be abscess that needs to be drained from the tooth or the gum. Infections are very painful and can cause the skin to feel very warm. Should something, such as a crown or denture break, do not attempt to fix it on our own. The most important thing when it comes to dental emergencies is to stay calm and ensure that the emergency is dental related before contacting the Dental office. If you are not sure visit your nearest hospital’s emergency room.
The information provided is for general information purposes only and not intended to replace professional care. Please consult your physician or dentist for advice and diagnosis so you can be properly treated for your specific situation.