Can My Dental Problem Wait?

Maintaining regular appointments with your dentist helps prevent many oral health problems from arising. However, sometimes there can be issues with your teeth and gums, which may require emergency dental treatment.

Key takeaways:

  • Excessive pain, bleeding or swelling in the mouth needs assessing by a dentist without delay.
  • A chipped tooth or a restoration which has fallen out, although not normally an emergency, still needs addressing as soon as possible.
  • If you are in any doubt how serious your dental problem is contact your dentist for advice.

“When you need attention as soon as possible for your smile, it’s best to go to a dental practice if you’re able to. Many dental emergencies can be promptly and accurately handled by a dental office rather than going to the emergency room at a hospital.”

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