Immediate care for severe dental pain or urgent dental problems is known as emergency dentistry.
Dental emergencies typically include severe tooth pain, knocked-out or fractured teeth, abscesses, bleeding or swollen gums, and broken dental restorations. Prompt treatment is essential to prevent the development of more serious dental issues or life-threatening infections.
Emergency dental treatments may involve pain management, antibiotics, restorative procedures, or emergency tooth extractions. Patients can seek emergency dental care by contacting their regular dentist, an emergency dental clinic, or a hospital emergency room.
To prevent dental emergencies, it is important to practice good oral hygiene, attend regular dental check-ups, and avoid harmful behaviors that can damage teeth.