Is there any way to prevent dental emergencies from happening?
It might surprise you to know that many dental emergencies can be prevented. Most of the emergency cases we see occur because people have not kept up with routine visits to the dentist for examinations. When you go to the dentist regularly, we can keep an eye on things and identify problems while they are still small and easy to fix.
For instance, a small cavity in your mouth will probably go unnoticed because they don't usually cause any pain or discomfort. If you don’t go to the dentist, that cavity will continue to grow. By the time you might notice it, it may have already turned into a painful toothache that is almost unbearably painful. At this stage, you need to get to the dentist as soon as possible, and you will likely need a root canal. This will end your pain and save your tooth.
But if you had gone in for your routine examinations, your dentist would have identified that tiny spot of decay. You could have gotten the cavity filled, preventing it from getting any bigger. Not only that, but it wouldn’t have turned into an infection deep within the root of your tooth, requiring more extensive dental treatment.
Don’t put off dental treatment today at your Midwest City, OK, dentist, or you could be facing an emergency tomorrow.