Gentle Dental Eagan

What is the most common dental emergency?

There are numerous issues that are considered dental emergencies, but the most common dental emergency we see in our Eagan, MN, dental office is a toothache.

A toothache can be caused by a number of things, including decay, infection, or injury. Not only is it painful, but it can also make it difficult to eat, drink, sleep, or even think.

If you have a toothache, it's important to contact our office as soon as possible. In the meantime, there are a few things you can do to help ease the pain:

  • Keep your mouth clean
  • Avoid eating hard, tough, or sticky foods
  • Place a cold compress on the affected area (20 minutes, on and off)
  • Consider taking over-the-counter medication (ibuprofen, Tylenol)

Emergency Dentistry in Eagan, MN

If you have a dental emergency, you should seek immediate dental care to prevent further damage to your teeth, gums, or jaw. It's always best to call our office immediately in order to schedule an emergency examination with Dr. Michael. This is what we're here for—you don't have to suffer from pain or dental problems!