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How to Handle Common Dental Emergencies

May 22, 2022
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Posted By: Pallotto Dental Care
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When it comes to the unexpected in Lansing, IL, numerous authorities have laid out a course of action, best encapsulated in the Scout’s motto: be prepared. Of course, no one can anticipate when exactly an emergency will occur, but you can educate yourself so that when it does happen, you’re ready.

The dentists at Pallotto Dental Care are experienced in the gentle and effective treatment of dental trauma, both common and uncommon. But the team knows you’re likely to experience one of the following conditions, and by following a few simple steps, you and your family don’t ever have to be caught off guard by a dental emergency.

Toothaches and Dental Infections Require Treatment

Sharp, throbbing pain is a common sign of a potential dental emergency. Though many of us have been trained to ignore what hurts and soldier on, pain is a potent sign that your body has a problem. So the first thing you should understand is that dental pain rarely resolves itself because, in many cases, the cause is a tooth or gum infection that will only worsen without action.

If you or a family member has a significant toothache, we advise you to call us right away so we can help ascertain the issue and plan a course of treatment.

Fractured Teeth Can Be Saved with a Timely Response

Sometimes, the underlying cause of infection is a cracked or otherwise broken tooth that you may not even know has been damaged. However, tooth fractures are another dental challenge you should address without delay. If you lose tooth structure because a minor break was never fixed, the treatment will be more extensive, invasive, and expensive. So instead, you should pick up the phone and schedule an appointment as soon as possible.

We Treat Common Dental Emergencies in Lansing, IL

The Pallotto Dental Care team understands that dental emergencies should have timely interventions, so our dental office is available on evenings and weekends so we can see you when you need us. We encourage you to call us today and put your dental emergency behind you.

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