Do you know who to call in case of a dental emergency? Dental injuriescan occur anytime, anywhere, and can include: knocked out teeth, loosened teeth, or fractured teeth. Cuts to soft tissue like your lips, gums, or cheeks are also considered dental emergencies. Oral injuries can become serious and have lasting consequences if left untreated. In fact, getting to a dentist within 30 minutes can mean the difference between saving or losing your tooth. That’s why it’s so important to have a go-to dentist for your family’s emergency dental care needs. You can make regular dental checkup appointments with JL Dental to establish a relationship that you can count on in case of a dental emergency. Drs. Jonathan and Laura Mears want to help you keep your family safe and pain free. JL Dental is trusted by families throughout Arnold, MO, Oakville, Imperial, Barnhart, and the surrounding communities.
What Constitutes a Dental Emergency?
If someone is in pain, it’s an emergency. Getting quick treatment significantly improves the odds of saving your injured or damaged teeth. Any obvious damage should be treated as soon as possible. Trauma like chips or fractures can damage the living tissue inside the tooth, causing more problems in the future. JL Dental can prevent the damage from getting worse. Also, if you lose a dental filling or crown, you should seek dental attention right away. Any injury to teeth or gums should not be ignored, because nerves or blood vessels could be permanently damaged. There’s also an increased risk of getting an infection. If an infection is not treated, it can spread to other parts of the head and neck and cause serious health concerns, and in extremely rare cases, become life threatening. That’s why it’s so very important to always seek immediate treatmentfor a dental injury.
Getting injured teeth or soft tissues repaired and treated as soon as possible after dental trauma is the best thing to do. Accidents happen, but knowing what to do and who to call when one occurs, can make a big difference for your family. JL Dental always finds a way to make time for emergency patients. If you need to, you can make an immediate emergency dental care appointment with JL Dental. Drs. Jonathan and Laura Mears are experienced and compassionate family dentists. JL Dental proudly restores smiles daily throughout Arnold, MO, Oakville, Imperial, Barnhart, and the nearby areas.