Common Dental Emergencies

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Common Dental Emergencies

Some common dental emergencies require a dentist to fix them as soon as possible. This can prevent further damage and make the dentist’s job easier. It’s much better to go in for a quick checkup and get taken care of now than downplay the problem and wait.


Toothaches are a widespread problem, and it is usually not serious. However, if you have a toothache that persists for more than a few days, or if you have any doubt about its cause (for example, you feel dizzy), it is best to treat it as dental emergencies and see your dentist immediately. A toothache can sometimes be an early sign of a more serious problem, such as an infection of the pulp (the soft tissue inside the tooth).


Periodontitis (gum disease) – this can lead to pain and swelling of the gums around a tooth and may eventually result in the loosening of teeth or even infection of the jawbone. Periodontitis can be treated by your dentist but requires urgent attention. If left untreated, dental problems such as gum disease and abscesses can cause serious long-term health problems.

A knocked-out tooth

A knocked-out tooth is one of the many dental emergencies. If you don’t get medical attention right away, then there is a risk that the nerve of the tooth will die. This can cause pain and infection in the surrounding tissues, as well as make treatment more difficult later on. The longer you wait before seeing a dentist, the worse your prognosis will be for saving your tooth.

There is also a risk that bacteria from inside your mouth will get into your bloodstream through the exposed root of your tooth and cause infection in other parts of your body.

Lost filling or crown

A lost tooth can cause more than just a cosmetic problem. Without the support of the tooth, other teeth may shift and cause future problems with your bite. A lost filling or crown is another one of the many dental emergencies because, if left untreated, it can lead to infection and other dental problems.

If you don’t see a dentist right away, you risk further damage to your teeth and gums as well as increased pain and swelling. The longer you wait to see a dentist, the higher the cost of treatment will be.

Damaged braces

If your braces get damaged, you need to get them repaired right away. Loose brackets or wires can cause injury to your mouth or throat. You do noy want to wait for repairs because it could also set back your progress. Call to schedule an appointment with your dentist as soon as possible.  

Severe mouth or tongue bleeding.

If you have any cuts or wounds in your mouth, this can be a sign of a dental emergency. The reason for this is that your mouth is a very delicate area, and if you don’t get treatment for a cut or wound, it could lead to infection. If you ignore the problem and continue to bleed from the mouth without treatment, it can lead to several complications like anemia caused by severe blood loss. This makes it harder for oxygen to reach all parts of your body.

Abscessed tooth

An abscessed tooth is an infected, swollen, and painful tooth that requires immediate treatment. If you ignore an abscessed tooth, it can spread to other parts of your mouth and body. This condition can cause serious problems if left untreated for a long time.


19th Avenue Dental offers dental emergencies service throughout the week. We understand how important it is to get dental work done quickly so that you don’t need to miss work or school due to pain or discomfort. Our team of highly skilled dentists and hygienists are ready at any time during our business hours; if you have one of these dental emergencies or another situation with your teeth or gums, give us a call to set up an appointment or visit our offices at 10217 19TH AVE. SE #203 EVERETT, WA 98208.