Spring Hill, FL
Teeth and oral problems are common dental issues, and if you or your child has been complaining about tooth discomfort for a while, then contact us at O'Sullivan, DeLuca & Ressel Dental Care immediately. Regular check-ups with the doctor can prevent serious tooth-related issues from developing. There are different types of dental emergencies that can arise, and we treat all of them.
Dental decay, commonly known as cavities, should be taken seriously when the initial signs begin to appear. The cavity must be treated immediately; otherwise, the problem is going to aggravate and potentially become infected. Tooth decay can cause extreme pain and discomfort, so to prevent it from happening in the first place, make sure you have regular dental check ups every six months.
Having sensation in your teeth after eating or drinking something extremely hot or cold is common. However, if your teeth are feeling sensitive then book an appointment with us today to figure out the severity of the issue.
Chipped or Broken Tooth
Chipped teeth are fairly common, especially among growing kids. If you or your child has fallen down or hurt themselves while playing sports and you notice a slightly chipped or broken tooth, call our dentist immediately. In the meantime, place a cold press on the area of the chipped tooth to reduce the swelling and pain. If you notice the tooth changing color, it might be an indication of a serious issue.
This happens when instead of the tooth breaking or chipping off, it gets slightly displaced from its original position. If your child still has their baby teeth, this isn't something to worry about too much. Your child may experience slight pain or numbness for a while, but it will eventually subside. However, if this happens to a permanent tooth, then contact our dentist right away.
Root fracture can occur because of trauma inflicted to the jaw by suffering from a bad fall or being hit in the face with an object. The downside of root fracture is that it is hard to notice any visible damage, and you won't know for sure unless our dentist conducts a dental exam. If you or a family member has suffered from a jaw injury, you must immediately come in for treatment. Our dentist will run X-rays and scans to determine the diagnosis and treat the injury accordingly.
When you or a member of your family experience a dental emergency, your initial response should be to address the pain and inflammation. The next step is to call us. In the event of a dental emergency, do not hesitate to call us at (352) 666-9898 and schedule your dental checkup with [[CLIENTEX:DOCNAME1]]] and our doctors.