Dental emergencies can arise at any time. If you experience any of these issues, you should call the dentist in Aurora, CO in H&M Family Dentistry as soon as possible. We will do everything required to minimize the pain you’re experiencing.
A dental emergency is any situation in which you are experiencing severe pain or discomfort. Most dental emergencies involve:
The most common types of dental emergencies involve broken teeth. This can be caused by physical trauma, such as being hit in the face, biting down on something hard, or a fall.
A chipped tooth is a common dental emergency. It can result from an accident or from chewing on hard objects. When a tooth chips, it loses its protective outer layer, exposing the dentin underneath. The dentin is sensitive, so a chipped tooth will often hurt when exposed to hot or cold temperatures.
A damaged filling can be painful, which is why you should come in right away to get it replaced. If you have a cavity, we will remove the decay and replace it with a new filling. If your tooth has been chipped or fractured, the damaged area should be removed and then filled in to prevent further breakage.
If a jaw is stuck or held closed against its will, it is called a “locked” jaw. Locked jaws happen when the top and bottom jaw cannot properly move because something is keeping them from doing so.
A locked jaw is commonly caused by temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction. The TMJ connects the lower jaw (mandible) to the skull and is comprised of bones, cartilage, ligaments, and muscles. When the TMJ is damaged or malfunctioning, it may cause pain or problems moving the jaw.
Objects Caught Between Teeth
When something hard gets stuck between your teeth, it may cause discomfort. However, this can also be a sign of a more serious dental problem. If you experience this problem, you should call your dentist immediately.
If an object is stuck between your teeth, then you may temporarily alleviate the discomfort by gently flossing to remove any food particles that may be stuck between the teeth. You should avoid trying to remove the object with sharp objects that may cause further damage to your teeth.
To learn more about our dental services or to schedule a consultation with our dentist at our practice located at 2711 S Parker Rd., Aurora, CO 80014, you can either contact us via email or call H&M Family Dentistry at (303) 353-9611. We will be happy to assist you further.