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Dr. Neil Daftary and Dr. Robert Zaner
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Why You Should Never Ignore a Dental Emergency

January 31, 2019
Posted By: Dr. Daftary
Woman holding jaw in pain | Emergency Dentist Gaithersburg MD

Dental emergencies are hard to ignore and often cause excruciating pain and swelling.

If you’re experiencing a dental emergency, don’t self-treat with pain medications or wait it out. Instead, contact Lakeforest Dental Associates immediately.

Dental emergencies can cost you a tooth or teeth, and some infections spread quickly with potentially serious consequences.

Signs of a dental emergency may include one or more of the following:

  • Pain
  • Fever
  • Swelling in the gums or cheeks
  • Bleeding
  • Broken tooth
  • Tooth loss
  • Broken crown or other dental appliance

Timely intervention by a skilled dentist means that even a lost tooth may be salvageable, and an infection can be isolated and treated with proper medications and therapies.

How Our Dental Office Addresses Your Emergency

Easing your pain and reversing damage are our first priorities. Depending on the nature of your emergency, we may begin treatment immediately or schedule it out. Our focus will always be on the best outcome for you.

Best Practices to Prevent Future Emergencies

There are many different types of dental emergencies, but the most common are dental infections.

We recommend the following preventative practices:

  • Brush and floss twice per day
  • Avoid sugary snacks and drinks
  • Visit our dentist regularly
  • Schedule dental cleanings with our dental office at least twice per year

Additionally, always were the proper head and face gear when participating in a sport, and always alert our dentist to changes in your oral health—tooth sensitivity or mild toothaches, for example.

Contact Our Dental Office

If you have suffered a trauma, we encourage emergency medical care first. You or a loved one can contact our dental office from the emergency room.

At Lakeforest Dental Associates, we want to help you through your dental emergency, ease your pain, and save your health. When you try to wait it out, you risk your future oral health and more.

If you think you’re experiencing a dental emergency, contact our Gaithersburg, MD dental office immediately.

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