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Travis Buxton, DDS

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Situations That Require Emergency Dental Care

January 13, 2021
Posted By: Maine Family Dental
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Dental mishaps are sometimes a part of life. Accidents happen, and at times, they can leave you with a mouthful of damaged teeth. If you’re looking for an emergency dentist near 04401, Dr. Travis Buxton is the expert to call. Dr. Buxton and our caring team will gently and thoroughly assess the situation and prescribe the best treatment for your unique case. 

A dental emergency is a critical issue that requires immediate treatment. The buildup of bacteria often leads to dental issues like gum disease, cavities, and oral infections. However, dental emergencies can occur for other reasons. Sports-related accidents and bruxism (teeth grinding) are also common causes of dental emergencies. If you play sports or grind or clench your teeth, we encourage you to wear a mouth guard or night guard to reduce the risk of damage. 

Some common situations we consider to be a dental emergency include:

  • Severe pain and bleeding
  • Losing a tooth due to trauma 
  • Losing dental prosthetics 
  • Constant toothaches 
  • Oral infection
  • Swelling of the gums or face
  • Knots or blisters on the gums 
  • Injured or damaged soft tissues

We Treat Dental Emergencies in Bangor Fast

If dental issues or injuries are left untreated, they can negatively affect your overall health and wellbeing. In some cases, oral infections or abscesses can even be life-threatening. Early intervention can prevent other issues from arising and provide you with the long-lasting oral health you deserve. Maintaining a proactive approach to your oral hygiene is the best way to prevent dental emergencies. In addition to home dental care, regular check-ups with your dentist can assess the situation and provide comprehensive treatment. We recommend visiting your dentist twice yearly for routine exams, teeth cleanings, and oral cancer screenings. During each visit, your dentist will use specialized equipment to gently remove plaque and bacteria you can’t reach on your own. 

Contact Maine Family Dental ASAP for Emergency Dental Care

Our team at Maine Family Dental strives to treat your dental health issues as soon as possible. Whether you broke your tooth during a soccer game or you have a painful tooth infection, Maine Family Dental’s emergency dentist is here to help. Our team of caring and highly skilled dental professionals can ease your anxieties and provide you with the prompt dental treatment you need. Dr. Buxton can create a custom treatment plan that best fits your needs and goals. For dental emergencies near Bangor, please call (207) 947-1166 to speak with a Maine Family Dental team member.

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