At Boss Dental Care in Corpus Christi, TX, we offer a full array of dentistry solutions that range from general and preventative dentistry to emergency dental care. While any dental emergency is upsetting, we see many issues that could have actually been avoided. Because of that, we’d like to offer all our patients a few effective tips that can help them avoid and prevent a dental emergency.
Common Behaviors Lead to Common Emergencies
While a bad fall, collision during contact sports, accident or other issues can cause a serious dental emergency, as your preferred dentist in Corpus Christi, we can accurately say that just as many emergency visits are due to poor choices. Let’s just try to summarize three sets of behaviors that you will want to avoid if you also want to prevent a dental emergency:
Using your teeth as tools
We understand how tempting it can be to tear open a wrapper with your teeth or try to pry something with your molars. Yet, this is a common cause of dental breakage, damage, and even tooth loss. If you sincerely wish to prevent a dental emergency, it is time to rethink the use of your teeth for anything more than chewing and smiling. Also, reconsider super sticky and chewy foods as they can cause the loss of crowns and even break teeth.
Skipping the mouthguard
We make it super easy for you to get a mouthguard suitable to any sort of contact sport, activity or even if you are suffering issues like bruxism. Lost or broken teeth are not uncommon for those who skip mouthguards, so just book a quick visit and we can make you an ideal solution.
Skipping dental checkups and cleanings
Even if you have the world’s best oral hygiene habits, it is not going to amount to the same thing as regular cleanings and exams. These can identify decay or disease long before you even feel the first twinge of pain. Wait to get this done, though, and you may find yourself phoning in to get an emergency root canal or other treatment.
Contact Our Dentist Immediately if you Have a Dental Emergency
You now have several easy ways to prevent a dental emergency. If you have further questions or wish to book a visit, give us a call at our Corpus Christi, TX office at 361-245-5400. You can also use our online contact form and one of our staff will get back to you promptly.