Dental pain is understood to be one of the most excruciating experiences anyone can suffer through. If you feel a painful sensation in your mouth, don't hesitate to seek emergency dental assistance. In some cases handling the issue in a timely manner can have a lasting effect on how successful treatment may be, so you shouldn't delay.
The most common type of dental emergency is a toothache. This could be caused by trauma that results in painful fractures or cracks in the teeth. Bruxism, commonly known as teeth grinding, can also cause a toothache while a patient is asleep. Some toothaches are caused by dental decay that goes untreated and begins to encroach upon a nerve in the mouth. Infections can sometimes cause pain. Luckily almost all of these issues can be solved if the tooth is removed in a timely manner or with root canal therapy.
Another type of dental emergency is a fractured tooth caused by injury or trauma. If your front teeth are affected, you might also worry about your appearance. If your teeth are fractured they can be restored with a crown or a filling so they look good as new. Again, root canal therapy might be offered to ease any pain.