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How Do We Handle a Dental Emergency in Hospital Dental Group?

A dental emergency is more than just a sore tooth – it can drastically affect the health of your mouth. See what would be considered a dental emergency in Hospital Dental Group here.

dental emergency in hospitalLet’s face it – accidents happen, and it’s always best to have an action plan for when you’re injured. But what should you do in the case of your teeth? We follow a specific protocol when it comes to handling a dental emergency in Hospital Dental Group. See some of our dentists’ examples below to see if it warrants an immediate visit to us, or to the emergency room.

How to Handle a Broken, Cracked, or Chipped Tooth

If you have ever had a chipped or broken tooth, then you know that it can be a terribly painful experience. Even smaller chips or cracks can end in an emergency trip to the Dentist to get things patched up.

Signs Your Wisdom Teeth May Need to Come Out

Never Ignore Your Wisdom Teeth!

In recent years, dentists and oral surgeons are more likely to recommend wisdom tooth removal at the first sign of an issue, or even before then! Wisdom teeth are left over relics from our bygone ancestors who didn’t have access to the luxuries we’re accustomed to such as toothpaste and novocaine. This meant that they needed a few extra teeth to come in later in life once a few have been broken, lost, or otherwise put out of use.

What can I do if my adult tooth is loose?

When you’re a child and a tooth becomes loose, there’s lots of excitement and nervousness that comes with it. You’re going to lose a tooth, and a grown up tooth will take its place! Money is going to appear under your pillow very soon! When you’re an adult, the reaction is a little different.

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Everything you Need to Know About Wisdom Teeth

If there’s one thing that people don’t have a lot of wisdom with when it comes to their teeth… It’s maintaining a regular oral hygiene schedule. Brushing and flossing regularly are the most crucial parts of maintaining proper oral health. What, you thought we would make a predictable wisdom tooth joke? We thought you had more faith in us than that!

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Warning Signs of Impacted Wisdom Teeth

If you’ve ever suffered from an impacted Wisdom tooth, you know that it’s something that you want to avoid at all costs. In fact, a lot of experts will recommend early wisdom tooth removal over emergency extractions. Even so, it’s possible and in some cases even likely that you might have symptoms of impacted wisdom teeth before a removal can be recommended. If that happens, you need to know what to look for and how to react!

Toothaches: Dentist or Emergency Room?

Should the unexpected happen and you have a dental emergency, where do you go? Do you call your dentist, or do you head to the emergency room? The answer might seem a simple at first, but there are a few factors you need to take into consideration before you determine where to go.

The Best Way to Stop Grinding Your Teeth

Bruxism. An odd and funny word no doubt, but for roughly 10% of Americans bruxism is a serious problem. Bruxism is the involuntary grinding of teeth that usually occurs during sleep (but it can happen during waking hours as well). Many people who suffer from bruxism wake up unaware that they have been grinding their teeth all night, reporting no pain or soreness in their jaw. While this may seem harmless, it can be quite the opposite. Grinding your teeth can cause a whole slew of problems, including: