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What constitutes a dental emergency?

Dental emergencies vary, but they usually involve a broken tooth or some type of severe pain in your mouth. If you think you have a dental emergency, you should contact your dentist immediately. The sooner you take action, the more likely you are to keep the teeth involved. Specific examples of dental emergencies are broken teeth, teeth that have been knocked out, a broken jaw, and any type of severe pain affecting your teeth or gums. When you call your dentist to make an appointment, do your best to accurately describe your emergency. This will help them prepare for your arrival. If a filling or a crown falls out, this may constitute a dental emergency as well. Don’t hesitate to contact your dentist.

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