Visit the dentist or wait?
Tooth pain, discomfort, visible tooth decay, concern: we all need to see a dentist when such situations arise. In some cases, it is possible to wait until the next follow-up appointment while in other circumstances, an immediate consultation is necessary.
How to identify truly urgent cases?
Waiting too long to see your dentist after an incident might limit the treatment options available to you.
Here are some situations that require immediate attention:
Whether it involves pain or not, a tooth fracture should be evaluated very quickly by a dentist; ideally, right after it happens. It is highly recommended to bring the broken tooth fragment (if you can find it) and to keep it in saliva, milk or a plastic wrap (Saran Wrap) until the arrival at the dentist.
In addition to providing information on the causes of the incident and on the state of the tooth, the fragment could possibly allow the dentist to piece the tooth back together with adhesive and composite. In the worst scenario, your dentist may use the fragment to reconstruct the original shape of your tooth as accurately as possible.
Cavities (Tooth Decay)
Oral Hygiene and Prevention
Dental Amalgam Fillings
Permanent Dentition (Adult Teeth)
HALITOSIS (BAD BREATH)
Root Canal Treatment
Composite Resin Restoration (White Filling)