We know that many of our patients are preparing for upcoming holiday festivities. No matter what or how you celebrate, this is a special time of year. While we would hate for anyone to experience an emergency during the holiday season that may affect your celebrations, we want to share some important information to remember if you end up experiencing a dental emergency.
Toothaches can range from mildly annoying to downright painful. How do you know when you should call the dentist to have it checked out? Dental cavities are a typical cause of tooth pain. In more extreme cases, the dental pulp—the inside of your tooth—becomes infected due to a crack or injury, which allows bacteria and germs to get in and cause issues.
It’s common to experience a toothache, but how do you know when your dental issue is an emergency? It’s considered a dental emergency if you have the following symptoms: