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We understand that a dental emergency can be a stressful time for everyone involved. We also understand that people are rarely truly prepared for an emergency. Of course, our team is here to help and will be happy to offer you advice tailored to your emergency—but we also understand that if you know what to do during an emergency, you could make the ordeal less stressful.

Many things can constitute a dental emergency. For example, trauma to a tooth often leads to a dental emergency. Any cracked, chipped, fractured, or dislodged tooth should be considered an emergency. Similarly, if you lose a crown or a filling, or are experiencing pain, we recommend seeking dental help immediately.

If you suffer a dental emergency, it’s imperative for you to visit a dentist as soon as possible. Unfortunately, if you don’t care for your teeth well following trauma, you could have to cope with a number of serious consequences. For example, a cracked tooth can lead to symptoms such as bleeding or swollen gums, extreme pain, and bad breath, among other things. Similarly, if you lose a tooth, you could be more vulnerable to decay, gingivitis, and shifting teeth.

If you do experience trauma that leads to a cracked or chipped tooth, please contact us as soon as possible. We’ll be happy to offer you personalized advice—though we do recommend using over-the-counter medications or dental cement until you can come to our office. Similarly, please contact us immediately if you’re experiencing extreme pain in your mouth.

If you have question or concerns about dental emergencies, please feel free to contact Culebra North Dental Care at 210-680-1550. Dr. Jonathan E. Quillian and our team will be happy to answer any questions you may have. We’re eager to hear from you soon.