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Emergencies While Away

You are sitting on a flight.  As plane continues to gain in altitude, so does a previously unnoted toothache.  You are at the hotel pool, slip on the wet deck and chip your tooth.  Emergencies are always unexpected and stressful. But when you are away from home and have an emergency, the stress feels multiplied! …

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Emergencies With Dentures

Most people think if you don’t have teeth, your dental problems are over.  Anyone with dentures can assure you that isn’t true! Trying to talk or eat without dentures or poorly fitting dentures can not only be difficult and painful, but also embarrassing.  And just like teeth, denture emergencies happen at inconvenient times.  That’s why at…

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Emergency Jaw Pain

Generalized discomfort in the face and jaw pain can make it difficult to function in day to day activities like talking, chewing, or even smiling.  This discomfort can be sudden or gradually get worse over time.  In addition, there can be many different causes, making it important to have someone who is trained help you…

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Emergency Tooth Extraction: How to Tell if It Needs to Be Done

Many patients experiencing tooth pain will call for an emergency tooth extraction quote, without checking to see if they need the procedure in the first place. In doing this, patients are eliminating their chances to get properly looked at and treated out of fear of paying a hefty cost of an emergency dental visit. If…

How to Tell When Tooth Pain is an Emergency

Can your mild tooth pain be deadly? Quite literally, it can. Increasing by 40% over the last 8 years, more Americans are being hospitalized for tooth abscesses. In short, mild signs include sensitivity to cold or hot items, having a tough time chewing without pain or ongoing pain. Learn about the serious dangers of tooth abscess,…

Chipped Your Tooth? Here’s What to Do in This Emergency!

You chipped or broke your tooth, now what? Is this chipped tooth a dental emergency? Depending on the size of the chip or which tooth was impacted, the outcomes vary. Of course, you’ll always want to consult a professional dentist instead of coming to a conclusion through self-diagnosis. If time doesn’t allow immediately, prepare yourself with the…

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Can You Go to the Emergency Room for Tooth Pain?

The answer to this question may not be as clear as you think. It’s true that having a dental emergency is scary and creates the instinctive decision to go where all ailments can be cured, or at least most of them. This is further supported when you consider that more than 51 million school hours are…

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What is Considered a Dental Emergency?

Dental work is no fun and can be a scary situation. But, just because you notice that something is astray, doesn’t always mean that a dental emergency is in the works. Tooth pain, which, worldwide, affects 60–90% of school children and nearly 100% of adults, can range from dull to extensive and can have lots…