If you ignore a possible problem at your work, you can be reprimanded by your boss, and find yourself with a difficult mess to clean up later. If you ignore signs of bad weather, you could have picnic ruined by rain. When the consequences of ignoring problems are clear, it should be easy to see why ignoring a potential dental emergency is NOT recommended. If you ignore a possible problem with a tooth, you can allow the problem to worsen over time, meaning the situation will grow more serious and require more involved restorative dental work. When a situation calls for emergency dental care, you can count on your Prairie Village, KS dentist’s office for support!
1. You May Be Able To Save A Seriously Damaged Tooth
If your tooth is chipped or cracked, acting quickly and receiving treatment can ensure that your tooth can remain in place. Even if the injury seems serious, you can find that once a dental crown is placed, your smile will remain intact for the foreseeable future. On the other hand, if you try to ignore a serious tooth injury, that gap between your injury and your treatment can allow a problem to grow worse, meaning your tooth is no longer able to be saved.
2. Ignoring A Problem Can Lead To More Oral Health Complications
One problem that often occurs after a dental injury is the infection of a tooth. A chipped or cracked tooth can be vulnerable to an infection of your pulp, which will require a root canal procedure. A root canal makes it possible to save your tooth…if treatment is performed in time. If your dentist is not able to check on the condition of your injury until your infection has progressed, you can wind up needing an extraction.
3. Emergency Care Can Be Easier To Access Than You Realize
If you reach out for an emergency appointment, you can discover that treatment was more attainable than you might have thought possible. Our practice understands that some situations call for urgent attention. For this reason, we make sure our patients can reach us, and arrange treatment, when trouble warrants it.
Talk To Dr. Browne If You Need To Arrange Care For A Dental Emergency
Dr. Browne is ready to help you take on a dental emergency! If you have an issue with a tooth injury, or tooth pain, please don’t put off the care you need. By acting promptly, you can make sure your dentist can address whatever might be wrong, and ensure that your smile remains healthy, complete, and attractive. If you have questions about emergency dental care, or if you want to know more about our general services, please contact our office today at (913) 901-8585.