Americans are taking better care of their teeth these days, and one of the easiest ways to do that is to make sure you and your family see the dentist for routine cleanings and checkups. Kids are notorious for sneaking candy, and that’s when you’ll see the cavities start to happen. These are everyday situations that every dentist deals with.  However, sometimes an emergency crops up where you need immediate relief. That’s why calling a Boca Raton dentist like Dr. Steven London of London Dental Group is a smart move. Occasionally, one of your teeth might give you pain and only seem to get worse as the day goes on. It may go away but flare up again, so it’s hard to tell when you should contact a dentist to make sure it’s nothing serious. You should always contact a Boca Raton dentist like Dr. Steven London when your tooth is bothering you even just a little. It might be an indication of a more severe problem, and waiting until the last minute could easily exacerbate the situation. Leaving a tooth that flares up until later isn’t a smart move. Always visit your Boca Raton dentist as soon as possible to check out the problem. Nine times out of ten, that tooth is going to worsen and cost you more money in the long run. The good news is that Dr. Steven London and his staff at the London Dental Group can take care of all your dental needs. From fillings, teeth whitening and root canals to crowns and veneers, Dr. Steven London and his professional staff will help ease your pain and give you back your bright smile.

Here are some common dental situations that require immediate care:

 1.Fractured tooth – Foods like hard nuts and candy can take a toll on our teeth resulting in a broken or cracked tooth if we are not careful. If your tooth has broken is could be a dull pain or very intense pain. Whatever the scenario, if you have a cracked tooth, your pain will only get worse. It’s best to contact a Boca Raton dentist like Dr. Steven London immediately to see if the tooth can be saved or if an implant is advisable.

  1. Infected tooth – If you’ve ever had an infected tooth, you know that it can be accompanied by pain and fever. It generally indicates an infection and is caused by a cavity that has been left untreated for a long time. The faster you get to the dentist to check it out, the better your chances are in getting relief for pain and treating the problem.
  2. Serious toothache –If your tooth pain lingers and gets worth throughout the day, it may be a cracked or infected tooth. Likewise, if your tooth is sensitive to hot or cold, it can indicate that a root canal may be necessary. For a lingering toothache, the best thing to do is contact Dr. Steven London and his exceptional team at the London Dental Group. We will do everything to ensure that your problem is taken care of immediately.
  3. Knocked-out tooth –A recent injury from a fall, sports game, or gym training could accidentally knock out a tooth or loosen it. Periodontal disease and tooth decay also cause bone loss, which often leads to teeth loss. Some tips for keeping teeth and gums in top shape include brushing twice daily after meals,  flossing once per day usually at night, quitting smoking, and wearing a mouth guard at all times while playing sports. If you are a senior who has fallen, checking with your doctor for balance issues may also be wise.
  4. Abnormal bleeding and painful  – Have you noticed your gums bleeding more than usual when you brush? Some bleeding in your gums after you brush your teeth is normal. But as we age, our gums start to recede and result in bone loss. Bleeding gums can also be a hereditary condition or an indication of an infection.  If you have unusual bleeding in your gums, it’s time to make an appointment with a trusted Boca Raton dentist like Dr. Steven London.

Why put your trust in a Boca Raton dentist?

At London Dental Group, Dr. Steven London, and an exceptional team of hygienists and assistants provide outstanding dental care for you and your family. For more than 20 years, Dr. Steven London has been practicing general dentistry and complete makeover treatments such as Botox and dermal fillers to help combat the signs of aging. When you’re looking for a professional to assist with all your dental needs, whether it’s general dentistry, orthodontia, and cosmetic dentistry, consider Dr. Steven London and his team, your trusted Boca Raton dentist. Contact us today at (561) 852-7700.