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Do you what classifies as a dental emergency? Do you know when you should to your dentist or when you can wait for a more convenient appointment? Similarly, do you know what will happen to your teeth after a dental emergency? What will your teeth look like? Will your smile seem the same? If you’re interested in answers to these types of questions, please read on.

If you’re in an accident where one of your teeth is cracked, dislodged, or completely knocked out, you should visit your dentist as soon as possible. In fact, in these instances, we recommend visiting to your dentist within 30 minutes. If you can visit your dentist within 30 minutes, our dentist may be able to save your natural tooth. However, if your tooth is knocked loose, please remember to bring it when you visit the dentist.

Conversely, if you happen to lose a tooth, please schedule an appointment with us as quickly as possible. However, while it is important to take action quickly, you won’t need to visit our practice immediately—though we do recommend coming to our office as soon as possible. While you wait, you can visit a store and purchase dental cement. This will help you keep your crown or filling until you’re able to visit the dentist.

Please remember to get treatment for dental emergencies. If you don’t, you may experience pain, blackening teeth, and even more serious issues.

If you experience a dental emergency, please contact Huthwaite & Huthwaite, D.M.D., PC at 770-536-8868. Dr. Lance W. Huthwaite and our team will gladly answer any questions you may have.