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Having any of your teeth become damaged is never a pleasant experience, especially if you’re unsure as to whether or not you need quick attention. Dental emergencies are rare, but a few instances exist in which you’ll need immediate help with your teeth or you could risk losing the tooth permanently.

With that in mind, let’s examine a few situations where you need to contact a medical professional as quickly as possible when you have damaged teeth.

Knocked-out tooth

If a tooth gets knocked completely from its socket, then you need to seek dental help immediately. There’s a short window in which the tooth can be inserted back into your gums, and you need to take advantage of this time. Our team here at Ravago Dental recommends you place the tooth in milk to help keep it alive.

Severely cracked teeth

If you have a tooth that’s been cracked deeply, causing severe pain, you need immediate treatment. Leaving a wide crack in your teeth invites bacteria into the tooth, where it can infect the pulp and kill your teeth. This is obviously a scenario you want to avoid.

Our team here at Ravago Dental in Albuquerque, New Mexico, has extensive experience in dealing with dental emergencies. If you need help, don’t hesitate to call us at 505.292.6414 .