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How To Prevent Dental Emergencies

Posted on August 20th, 2017 by Dr. Peter Tomaselli

Dental emergencies can happen to anyone at any given time. You never know if you’re going to eat a sticky or crunchy food that can end up damaging a filling or crown. You may even lose a filling without the help of food. If you have ever suffered from a dental emergency or any other type of emergency at all, you probably want to prevent any future emergencies from occurring. Though if an emergency does occur, it is important to know what to do. Contacting your emergency dentist in Chicago IL or taking a trip to the emergency room can help reduce your pain and treat your problem. Of course avoiding emergencies all together can be an achievable goal. Whether you have already had an emergency and would like to prevent future ones from occurring or if you want to prevent one from happening in the first place, you can protect yourself. The best way to protect yourself is by scheduling two appointments with your dentist yearly to catch any problems before they become severe. Contact Chicago Smile Design to schedule your bi-annual check-up.

Routine Dental Check-Ups

Visiting your dentist twice a year provides you with routine cleanings. These cleanings remove plaque and tartar build ups, and this removal can prevent cavities from starting. If you do happen to have a cavity, it is always best to catch it early on. This can reduce the pain when you get the cavity filled and it can help you avoid worse problems that can stem from an untreated cavity. If a cavity goes untreated you may need to remove the tooth completely if it becomes rotten.

Complete Recommended Treatment Plans

It is important to finish the treatment plan that your dentist recommends. If you stop the plan early, your problems could get worse. If you feel a loose filling or crown, it is important to not remove it yourself. Instead, contact your dentist and schedule an appointment immediately. If you pull it out yourself, you can experience severe pain and worse problems in the future.

Perform Daily Care

If you brush your teeth daily and floss, you are already preventing problems. Daily care to your mouth can build habits that can only produce positive hygiene and health. Your teeth can maintain strength and a great appearance. If an issue arises, consider whether it is an emergency or if you can wait for an appointment with an emergency dentist in Chicago, IL. While dental emergencies can be stressful and time consuming, they might be prevented with daily care for your mouth and routine checkups. Call Chicago Smile Design today! 

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