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Dental Emergencies

Dental-related pain has been described as the most

excruciating type of pain anyone can possibly experience.

If you are experiencing a dental emergency, it is important to seek treatment as soon as possible. An emergency dentist is a dental professional who can provide immediate care for any urgent dental needs.

Dental emergencies can occur at any time and can be quite painful.

Some common dental emergencies include:

Toothache: This is usually caused by a cavity or an infection. It can be very painful.

Broken tooth: This can happen due to an injury or from biting down on something hard. 

Loose tooth: A loose tooth can be caused by gum disease, an injury, or from biting down on something hard. 

Dental abscess: This is an infection that can occur around the root of a tooth or in the gums. 


These are just a few of the most common dental emergencies, that should be seen by a dentist as soon as possible. If you are experiencing any pain or discomfort, it is always best to see a dentist right away.

If you are unable to reach your regular dentist or if your regular dentist is not available, you can try contacting an emergency dentist near you. Many dental offices have emergency hotlines that you can call for immediate assistance.

You can also try searching online for emergency dentists in your area. It is important to act quickly in a dental emergency to prevent further damage to your teeth and gums.

Using Smylor you can easily request for an emergency appointment from dentists near you and get a quick reply, from those who are available. 

There are several common dental emergency procedures that a dentist may perform, depending on the specific issue that you are experiencing.

Treatment Procedure

Toothache: A toothache is a common dental emergency that can be caused by a variety of issues, including cavities, tooth decay, or a cracked tooth. The dentist may numb the area around the tooth and clean out any decay. In some cases, they may also fill the tooth or place a crown to repair the damage.

Dental Trauma: Dental trauma can occur from a variety of causes, such as a sports injury or a fall. The dentist may need to perform a variety of procedures, such as cleaning and stitching wounds, or even repositioning or splinting dislodged teeth.

Lost Filling or Crown: If you have lost a filling or a crown, the dentist will first numb the area, then clean and prepare the tooth before placing a new filling or crown.

Abscess: An abscess is a pocket of pus that can form at the end of a tooth or in the gums. The dentist will numb the area, drain the abscess and possibly put you on a course of antibiotics.

Severe Pain or Swelling: Severe pain or swelling can be caused by a variety of issues, including an infection, trauma, or an abscess. The dentist will examine the area and may need to take x-rays or other diagnostic tests to determine the cause of the problem. They will then numb the area and perform any necessary procedures, such as cleaning, draining, and prescribing antibiotics if necessary.

10 Toothache Home Remedies

"...Please keep in mind that these home remedies i'm about to go over are only to help you get by until you can see your dentist"

First and foremost to relieve tooth pain - manage the swelling. Even if you can't see it, the inflammation of your gums or tooth nerve is probably what's causing the pain right now. Your best friends are a cold compress and ibuprofen. It's better than acetaminophen, tylenol, because of ibuprofen's anti-inflammatory properties. 

Make sure there's no foreign materials such as food or floss, stuck between your teeth and gums. If you need to, you can actually knot a piece of floss and gently drag it through that space to pull anything out.

Avoid biting down on the tooth that hurts until you can get to your dentist office. In the meantime, try to eat softer foods and only chew on the other side of your mouth.


Something else you can try is a saltwater rinse, fill a glass of warm water and dilute a teaspoon of table salt in it, rinse with it for several seconds spit and then rinse again, with more until you've worked your way through the entire glass. You can repeat this process as needed. 

Hydrogen peroxide rinse has a variety of uses, including antimicrobial properties, and even though you don't want to gargle with hydrogen peroxide on a regular basis, it messes up the bacterial flora inside of your mouth. It can kill both the good and the bad microbes. It is okay to occasionally use as needed. The important thing is to mix it with water to make a 50 50 solution rinse with it for about 30 seconds and then spit it out and after make sure you go back and re-rinse your mouth out with fresh water to remove any residual, peroxide cold compresses. 

Apply one to up to 20 minutes at a time to the side of your face that the toothache is located on after 20 minutes give yourself a 20 minute break, then Repeat the process again they help in minimizing inflammation, thus taking the edge off when you're in pain, elevate.

Try to keep your head up tooth pain typically gets worse when you lay down to go to sleep at night, especially if you have an infected tooth. So, by keeping your head elevated, you can take some of that pressure off of your mouth grab a couple of extra pillows to prop yourself up or consider sleeping in a recliner.

Tea bags in general are great for sore gums in managing pain.

After dental work say you just had a tooth extracted. This is sometimes suggested as a diy pain reliever. So when you have pain on a tooth, it's the same concept. What you want to do is you want to briefly soak the tea bag in warm water for a few seconds and then place it onto the area of your mouth that hurts clove oil. If you have clove oil at home, you can dab it onto your sore gums or soak a cotton ball and hold it in your mouth.

Just crush a clove of garlic and rub it up against that sore spot. If that's too tender hold it in your mouth against the tooth, of course, this will give you bad breath, but if you're in pain, bad breath is the last thing you're worried about.

vanilla extract something lots of us have in our kitchen cabinets. Vanilla extract is not something you want to drink or rinse with, but you can use a cotton swab to dab a few drops onto sore teeth and gums in all.

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