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How to Know When You’re Having a Dental Emergency

Illustration of tooth near first aid kit | Midwest City OK Dentist

Knowing the difference between a dental issue that requires an appointment and a serious problem that calls for immediate emergency intervention is extremely important. 

Making the wrong call can cost you a tooth and contribute to other serious health complications. 

Signs of an Emergency Situation

Most adults have experienced at least one toothache by the time they’ve reached adulthood. Most of the time toothaches are mild and go away on their own after an hour or so. 

Maybe you were accidentally elbowed in the face at a sports event, resulting in a few small spots of blood on a napkin. If there’s no serious pain or swelling, and you don’t have a loose ...

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