Three Tips That Can Significantly Reduce the Chance That You Experience an Oral Health Emergency
While dental emergencies are rarely life-threatening, they can involve a lot of pain – and a lot of money, depending on what the situation is. There are only so many things you can do to prevent emergencies caused by trauma to your teeth, but there are steps you can take to reduce most other kinds of dental emergencies. Read on to learn about the three steps we suggest, and then contact California Dental Group at (800) 407-0161 if you need to schedule an appointment with a dentist.
- Keep Your Gums in Top Shape
- Avoid Cavities
- Visit Your Dentist Twice Each Year
One of the most serious dental issues that can affect you is gum disease. The good news is that it is also almost entirely preventable. Even so, it afflicts about half of the United States population. To keep your gums in good shape, make sure that your brush and floss as your dentist suggests. Likewise, make sure you see your dentist every six months for a dental cleaning and exam.
How can this prevent a dental emergency? Because when your gums are diseased, the gum tissue will begin to tear away from your teeth. This causes your teeth to loosen, and when they are loose, they can be torn out by simply chewing your breakfast.
One of the most common reasons that a person has a dental emergency is that they are in excruciating pain. This is often caused by a cavity that has not been treated. You can reduce your chance of developing a cavity by brushing regularly and visiting your dentist regularly. You can also reduce your sugar intake and visit your dentist as soon as you think you might have a cavity. If caught quickly, we can fill it fairly quickly and affordably. If you let it go, it might require root canal treatment.
Generally speaking, you can expect that most dental issues will start slowing and gradually get worse. If you can catch them before they become serious, then we can treat them without the need for an emergency visit. For example, the cavity discussed above would have shown up as a tiny spot on your x-rays well before it started hurting you. We could have repaired it quickly, easily, and affordably.
We Are Standing by to Help with All Your Dental Health Needs
At California Dental Group, we are ready to provide all the help you need. Whether you are in need of emergency dental care or you are in need of a routine appointment, we have you covered. Call us now at (800) 407-0161 to set up an appointment.