1. Cracked or Fractured Teeth: This can result from trauma or biting down on something hard. It can be painful and may expose the sensitive inner layers of the tooth.
2. Knocked-Out Tooth (Avulsed Tooth): When a tooth is completely knocked out of its socket, it's important to see a dentist as soon as possible. If treated promptly, there is a chance the tooth can be re-implanted successfully.
3. Lost or Loose Fillings or Crowns: Dental restorations like fillings or crowns can become loose or fall out, leaving the tooth vulnerable to further damage or infection.
4. Broken or Dislodged Braces or Wires: Orthodontic appliances can sometimes break or become uncomfortable, requiring immediate attention from an orthodontist.
6. Soft Tissue Injuries: Injuries to the lips, cheeks, gums, or tongue, such as cuts, puncture wounds, or lacerations, can also be considered dental emergencies, as they may require stitches or other treatment to prevent infection and promote healing.
7. Dental Abscess: A dental abscess is a painful infection that can form at the root of a tooth or in the space between teeth and gums. It often requires drainage and antibiotics.
8. Persistent Bleeding: If you experience persistent bleeding after a dental procedure or injury, it should be addressed promptly to prevent excessive blood loss and infection.