Many people put off routine dental cleanings or checkups due to inconvenience or understandably, due to COVID-19. However, dental emergencies are different. There are conditions that can cause serious complications and endanger your health and they should never be put off. It is critical that you contact our office if you are having a dental emergency. We will be able to advise you and guide you to getting the treatment you need as safely as possible. Our dentist in Encinitas, CA, explains more here.
If you have oral health risk factors or untreated dental problems, stay aware of changes to your teeth and gums. If you’ve been suffering from a toothache or have a cavity, you are at risk for developing a dental emergency. An untreated cavity can progress into a root infection or abscess, both of which can spread to the blood and cause a blood infection.
Conditions that require emergency care tend to cause severe pain that interferes with daily functioning. Some conditions include:
Quitting smoking, drinking more water, and limiting your intake of sugar will aid in preventing cavities and tooth loss. In addition, frequent brushing and flossing can help you avoid dental problems that lead to emergency visits. We all want to avoid unnecessary visits to the dentist, so make sure you maintain good oral hygiene!
To get in contact with our friendly team at McElroy Smile by Design, call our Encinitas office today at 760-237-0648!