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What are the treatment options for dental emergencies?

Treatment options for dental emergencies depend on the cause of the urgency or true emergency. Most of the treatment options involve seeing a dental professional for diagnosis and treatment of the problem. There are many types of emergencies from a broken tooth to periapical abscess, periodontal abscess, acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis, pericoronitis, uncontrolled bleeding, swelling and fever related to dental disease and sharp pain on biting, just to name a few.

In determining treatment for any problem, including dental, a diagnosis must first be made. Without that, there is no way to determine what to do to resolve the emergency.
The treatment options for dental emergencies depends on the type of emergency you are experiencing. In all cases, it is advisable to call your dentist immediately. Cold compresses may be used to keep swelling down and dental floss may be used to dislodge objects from between your teeth or help with toothaches.

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