Is your chipped tooth a dental emergency? It depends. A minor chip that causes no pain needs less care than a large chip that causes excruciating pain. Whether you need to get to the dentist immediately or whether it can wait until Monday depends on...

Dental emergencies come in all sizes and shapes, from accidents you can’t predict to severe pain and problems caused by neglect or eating sticky or hard foods. No one wants to deal with these issues, but when they happen, the best thing to do is...

Your tooth may crack, chip, or break for a lot more reasons than you realize. It’s not just falls, car accidents, and hits to the face or mouth that can harm your teeth. Biting down on something hard, severe cavities that go untreated, and old...

When your tooth hurts or something doesn’t feel right, it’s not always easy to figure out what you need to do right now and what can wait until the next day. Once you see or taste blood, you might worry even more, whether it’s your...

Millions of people each year experience a dental emergency so bad and so painful that it sends them to the emergency room. In 2012 alone, 2.2 million people used the ER for their dental care after pain or an infection became so bad they couldn’t...

Hopefully, you’ll never have a dental emergency or need emergency dental care. But if you do, it’s better to know who you want to call before you need them so you know you’re going to someone credible. Not all emergency dentists are the same, and...

With kids, anything can happen. They can take a fall, run into something, or shove a sibling, and next thing you know, it’s an emergency. Even children who aren’t climbing on everything or playing rough have bloody, painful accidents from time to time. Some of...

If you’re feeling low level, almost nagging pain in your teeth, gums, or jaw, you may feel like you can wait a few days to see your dentist at a regular appointment. But there are some situations that are so serious or cause so much...

When the unexpected happens, it usually happens at an inconvenient time. One of those unexpected events could be a dental injury. A broken tooth or lost filling is never planned, and it doesn't always happen during your dentist's office hours. These things happen all the time,...

You could bite into a cherry and unexpectedly find a pit inside it, or you could take an elbow to the mouth in a pick-up basketball game. There are hundreds of ways that you can damage your teeth and your dental work, but the bottom...

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