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Waterloo Dentists: How They Handle Dental Emergencies

Posted in Dental Care, and General Dentistry

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There are many dentists who are available for dental emergencies Waterloo.

Some Waterloo dentists offer weekend and evening hours to their patients in order to help them better fit the dentist into their scheduling with various work shifts and school for kids. This also makes it easier to get to a dentist if you have an emergency.

What is considered an emergency?

Here are some things that are considered dental emergencies;

  • A broken tooth
  • Trauma to the mouth and teeth from a sports injury such as a ball or hockey puck hitting you in the mouth
  • An infection (abscess of a tooth) that is causing severe pain
  • A tooth that has been knocked out or twisted out of proper alignment
  • Bleeding teeth (tooth) and/or gums that will not stop

If you cannot find a dentist for a dental emergency then you should go to urgent care or the Emergency Room.

How a broken tooth is repaired in Waterloo

If you have a broken or chipped tooth it needs to be repaired as soon as possible.

There are a couple ways a broken tooth repair Waterloo is done; it will depend on how badly it is broken and where the break is.

If the tooth is broken near the biting end and does not have any dentin or root exposed, it can be repaired by using a resin and building the tooth back to the proper shape and length.

If it is broken closer to the gum line or root is exposed, you may need a root canal and a crown put in place in order to strengthen and protect the tooth.

The best way to know which you will need is to visit Erbsville Dental and allow our very skilled dentist to examine the tooth in order make sure you get the solution that will best suit your needs.