At Young Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, our team is here to support you and your loved ones through thick and thin. Emergency dentist Dr. Dan Young is able to treat a variety of traumatic injuries and other dental emergency situations here in Joplin, and our team will welcome you in as soon as we possibly can to provide much-needed relief. If you’re in need of urgent help, don’t hesitate – contact us today!
What exactly constitutes a dental emergency? Here are some of the incidents that we recommend immediate attention for:
Severe tooth pain
Lost/damaged crown and/or filling
Partially dislodged tooth
Fully dislodged tooth
Gum tissue injury
How Can I Prevent A Dental Emergency?
While dental emergencies aren’t wholly preventable, there are steps patients and families can take to better protect themselves from the possibility. These include:
Always use scissors to open tricky packaging, not your own teeth.
Exercise caution when enjoying foods that are overly tough, sticky, or chewy. Additionally, don’t chew on the ice that comes in your drink.
Always wear a custom mouthguard when participating in sports where contact with other players or hard objects is a possibility. Also, if you’re known to suffer from bruxism (teeth grinding), make sure to wear your nightguard when sleeping to reduce the risk of damage.
Schedule regular appointments with Dr. Young and the rest of our team here in Joplin! This is the best way to ensure that the minor dental problems of today don’t become the full-blown emergency situations of tomorrow.