There are several dental conditions that warrant the immediate attention of a dentist. If they are left untreated, you could require more extensive treatment and even face tooth loss. Here are the most common ailments that require the urgent attention of a dental professional.
Gum Disease: If your gums show redness, are swelling, or bleed when you brush your teeth, chances are you have early signs of gum disease. When promptly treated, this condition can be reversed; however, if allowed to advance, you may need invasive procedures to preserve your teeth.
Toothache: This is a sign that either damage or infection have reached the inner chamber of the tooth. Nerves become painfully inflamed, and infection can cause abscesses that threaten neighboring teeth. Germs also enter the bloodstream, infecting vital organs and causing complications to your overall health. If caught early, the dentist can treat the tooth either with a filling or root canal therapy, which prevents you from needing an extraction.
Failing Dental Work: If you have lost a filling or a crown has fallen off, you need to see the dentist immediately. Your teeth are very vulnerable to further damage that is preventable if the dentist restores the integrity of failing dental treatments.
Avulsed tooth: If you have knocked a tooth out, a cold compress can help stop bleeding. Place the tooth in a cup of saliva or warm milk and try to see the dentist immediately. Rinse the mouth with warm salt water to prevent infection. A missing tooth can impact your alignment, causing surrounding teeth to shift out of place, so seek dental attention immediately.
For Urgent Care, contact Dr. Kress!
The dental office of Phillip I. Kress, DMD in Cerritos is here to help you when you need immediate attention. We provide urgent care to patients so that they can resume their busy lives as soon as possible. Call our office today!