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Have you ever heard the term, “dental emergency” before? If not, you’re lucky. A dental emergency usually involves a painful problem with your teeth, something no one wants to ever deal with. However, what a lot of folks don’t realize is that there are some instances that should be considered a dental emergency, though they’re not always looked at as such.

Let’s look at what those are.

Consistent toothache

If you have a tooth that’s consistently bothering you, you have a dental emergency on your hands. A toothache that doesn’t go away is a sign of a serious underlying issue. From a cavity to an abscess, a toothache that doesn’t quit is something to get looked at immediately.

Any tooth problems

If you play sports, or you just have some bad luck and hit your face hard and manage to chip, break, or fracture a tooth, don’t delay in visiting Dr. here at Personal Dental Care in Richmond, Virginia. If you want to restore your tooth after a break, or if the tooth itself pops out of socket, time is of the essence to make sure your tooth gets repaired quickly and you spend a minimal amount of time in pain from the broken tooth.

To make a long story short, any sort of problem with your teeth or gums that comes on suddenly should be viewed as an emergency. We encourage you to contact our office during an emergency. For more information on how we can help, call today at 804-554-3767.