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What is a dental emergency?

A dental emergency is when a person is experiencing a medical emergency involving their teeth or mouth area. When a person is dealing with pain in the mouth, even if it is minor, they may be looking at a more serious underlying problem. When a person is dealing with a dental emergency, then he/she would need to seek the help of an emergency dentist if their regular dentist is not available for them to see. When does an individual need to make the decision to go visit an emergency dentist? When are an individual’s symptoms serious enough to seek emergency dentist treatment? These questions can be answered below by the Experts.

If a person visited an emergency dentist, while they were pregnant, to treat an ulcer in their mouth and the emergency dentist acted as if they were crazy, but the issue has not gone away, should the person seek the advice of another emergency dentist or a regular dentist?

There may be several issues that the person may have, like a wisdom tooth that is trying to break through the gum. In most cases, this would give the appearance of an ulcer in the mouth and may have been mistaken by the emergency dentist. Since the person was pregnant, then the emergency dentist would not have done any x-rays to see if that would be the issue. The person will need to consult with an oral surgeon to see what can be done or what the issue is.

If there is no emergency dentist on a person’s area and they have a severely broken and decayed tooth that is causing them severe pain, what can they do?

The person would need to make sure that they have exhausted all possibilities from the phone book. If the person cannot find an emergency dentist in the phone book, then they may need to go seek medical help at an emergency room. At the emergency room, they generally do not treat the tooth itself, but they will give the person a stronger pain medication that will help the person cope with the tooth until they can get in to see their dentist.

Should an individual seek another emergency dentist if an individual has already been treated for a tooth abscess, but the symptoms continue to get worse?

If the person has seen and emergency dentist and was given antibiotics and those helped to get rid of the abscess, then the person would need to see if they can get the antibiotic refilled, if the person cannot get the antibiotic refilled, then they would need to see another emergency dentist or regular dentist because they will not extract the tooth if there is a large amount of infection present.

If a person goes to an emergency dentist and was told that their hole where a tooth was extracted was infected, what can they do?

If the person has an extraction site that is infected, this means that it may need to be cleaned. The person may be able to try switching between taking 400mg of ibuprofen and 1000mg of acetaminophen every three hours as well as doing saltwater rinses and make another dental appointment to have the extraction site looked at again to see if there is more cleaning that is needed.

Emergency dentist help people when they have a dental emergency. When a person is dealing with a dental emergency they may have questions regarding what they need to do, if they need to see an emergency dentist, if the treatment they received from the emergency dentist was the right treatment, or how to handle an emergency dental issue of there is not an emergency dentist available for them to see. When these questions arise, then the person would need to seek the answers from Experts.
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