Any dental emergency like an injury to the teeth or gums can be potentially serious and should not be ignored. Ignoring a dental problem can increase the risk of permanent damage as well as the need for more extensive and expensive treatment down the road.
Patients are often presented to dentists with toothache, oral-facial pain with unknown reason, broken tooth, broken fillings, broken restorations such as crowns, dentures, bridges, abscessed tooth, swelling in the face, accidental fall causing front teeth chipped or broken. Often these incidences can happen unexpectedly, suddenly and causing people severe grief or embarrassment. Treating dental emergencies promptly is a dentist’s daily routine responsibility.