Just as in general health, there will be times when you have a dental concern yet you do not know if it warrants a call or visit to your dentist. Maybe your gums have been swollen for a few days, seemingly without reason; or perhaps, you have a tooth that feels a bit loose; or maybe, you have some pain that ranks somewhere between a 5-7 on the pain scale. These may all seem “iffy” as to whether or not they are a necessary dental concern, so how do you know when to take action?
Emergency dental care situations always require immediate attention. Therefore, if you have had any type of injury to the mouth including teeth that are knocked out (avulsed), teeth that have been forced out of position and loosened (extruded), or teeth that have been fractured – these dental concerns need to be addressed as soon as possible. Getting to the dentist within 30 minutes of a dental injury can make the difference between saving or losing a tooth.
So dental emergencies are easy. However, it’s the non-emergency-yet-still-questionable-concern that often gets people into trouble. The safest bet is that if you are having a concern with any area of your mouth, it is always better to be safe than sorry. A necessary dental concern is anything that causes you discomfort or worry related to your mouth. While you may feel silly that your sore gums were a result of a popcorn kernel stuck between your teeth, your dentist would much rather help you out in a small way than having you neglect a concern and it turn into a major ordeal.
At Family & Cosmetic Dental Care in Johns Creek, Dr. Mitul Patel is a dentist that offers patient-centered, comfortable dental care. He takes the time to listen to each patient and to thoroughly review your concerns and any treatment options that are necessary. If you are looking for a skilled, yet gentle dentist, Family & Cosmetic Dental Care is here for you. Any concern that you have regarding the health of your mouth is a legitimate concern to us. We appreciate any opportunity to provide dental care for you and your family.
Posted by Mitul Patel DDS, Family & Cosmetic Dental Care
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