Emergencies are sometimes unexpected, but are not uncommon. No matter what age we are or how prepped we may feel, no one is immune to the threat of unforeseen circumstances. When seeking emergency dental care in Scarborough, Ontario there is no better team assembled than Scarborough Family Dental. Getting help right away is of vital importance to ensure best results, and a speedy recovery from the pain of dental mishaps.
Scarborough Family Dental is no stranger to accidents. As hard as we try to keep our mouths in tact and our smiles glistening, many of us live without ever thinking that we may need to drop what we’re doing and get help. When this is the case, it’s important to know that our practitioners have the tools, talent, and time to take care of you as a valued patient. Although we wish everyone health and happiness, here are a few things you may not worry about, but can easily happen without warning ranging from mild to more severe. For a more detailed list of what you can do for maximum protection and best results during each of these scenarios, please visit a previous blog entry we’ve published.
- Dental avulsion (knocked-out tooth)
- Root fracture
- Dental concussion
- Injured cheek, lip or tongue
- Fractured jaw
- Head injury/head trauma
- Tooth luxation/extrusion/lateral displacement (tooth displacement)
- Crown fracture
Who Is Susceptible To These Injuries?
People of all ages may be at risk for injury, but the likelihood of accidents happening decreases as we develop as humans. Most of the time when something goes wrong it happens when we start exploring the world as toddlers between 18 and 40 months of age. After this period of time passes, the second highest risk tends to occur during adolescence, or slightly beforehand when sporting injuries become a common risk.
Although these are the two periods of time may induce the highest risk factor for dental injuries, but are most definitely not the only times when dental injuries can occur. If you choose to live an active life and engage in action packed sports, or exciting adventures, then it’s smart to keep Scarborough’s in mind. Just in case anything happens; from a slip in the snow to the common toothache. As always, the best preventative maintenance is seeing a dentist regularly, and we encourage routine check-ups for your overall best health.