AETC Short Bites: What is a Dental Emergency?

AETC Short Bites: What is a Dental Emergency?

Wednesday, January 24, 2018
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In general, any dental problem that causes trauma inside the mouth or requires immediate treatment to stop bleeding, alleviate severe pain, or save a tooth is considered an emergency. This consideration also applies to severe infections that can be life-threatening. According to the study by the Southeast AETC and summarized in AETC’s Short Bites, the best way to prevent dental emergencies is to encourage clients to stay proactive in their oral hygiene and have routine check-ups with their dentist. During these visits, the dentist will check for loose fillings and crowns as well as signs of decay, infection, and gum disease.

Browse the AETC Oral Health archive to learn more on related topics.