A dental emergency is any situation that requires immediate dental treatment, such as a tooth that has been knocked out or a broken tooth. Dental emergencies can happen to anyone at any time, so it’s essential to know how to respond if the situation arises. At Osuna Dental Care, we strive to make our patients as comfortable and safe as possible during every treatment, including any emergent problems. Call our office immediately if you are facing an emergency so we can schedule you as soon as possible.
Routine dental care helps prevent the need for emergency treatment by catching problems in their earliest stages. During routine care, your hygienist will check for cavities and signs of gum disease, such as bleeding gums and gum recession. X-rays will also be taken to detect any underlying issues with your teeth or the jawbone. This allows your dentist to see below the surface to identify any problems that could lead to the need for a root canal or tooth extraction. In some cases, the early stages of oral cancer can also be identified before it has time to progress. All of these issues can be identified with routine care.
During professional teeth cleaning, one of our dental hygienists will carefully scrape away plaque buildup that has built up since your last appointment. This can prevent gum disease and cavities and keep bacteria from affecting your teeth and gums. A professional cleaning will also remove stains and debris you may have missed at home. By maintaining regular appointments for preventive care, you can minimize the risk of serious dental issues that require invasive treatment in the future.
The best way to avoid an emergency toothache is by brushing and flossing daily. When you brush, you remove plaque from your mouth. Unfortunately, the plaque can also accumulate under your gums. If you don’t remove it regularly, it hardens and forms a substance called tartar. This substance irritates your gums, leading to inflammation and infection. Flossing allows you to reach between teeth and ensure that you are removing all of the plaque that has built up during the day.
The severity of many dental emergencies can be reduced by treating them quickly. Visit Osuna Dental Care at5900 Cubero Dr NE suite B, Albuquerque, NM 87109, or call (505) 884-1989 for the best dental care.