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Do you know what you would do during a dental emergency? Do you know what would qualify as a dental emergency? Accidents can happen very quickly and can be incredibly unpleasant experiences. But if you know what to do, you could actually take steps to save your tooth.

Many things can constitute a dental emergency. For example, trauma to a tooth often leads to a dental emergency. Any cracked, chipped, fractured, or dislodged tooth should be considered an emergency. Similarly, if you lose a crown or a filling, or are experiencing pain, we recommend seeking dental help immediately.

While this may seem obvious, if you experience any of these emergencies, you should contact our dentist as soon as you are able to—even if you can’t set up an appointment right away. Our team will be happy to offer you advice on dealing with your emergency. Furthermore, if you don’t care for these emergencies for whatever reason, you may have to cope with a number of serious problems. These could ultimately become more expensive than dealing with the emergency itself would have been.

If you do experience trauma that leads to a cracked or chipped tooth, please contact us as soon as possible. We’ll be happy to offer you personalized advice—though we do recommend using over-the-counter medications or dental cement until you can come to our office. Similarly, please contact us immediately if you’re experiencing extreme pain in your mouth.

If you have question or concerns about dental emergencies, please feel free to contact Clear Lake Dental at 707-994-9414. Dr. James Kinsel and our team will be happy to answer any questions you may have. We’re eager to hear from you soon.