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Why do dental emergencies happen?

According to the American Dental Association, many adult Americans experience tooth injury from playing sports. Many of us might think a friendly game of ball couldn't be more innocent and fun; the truth is if you're not wearing a sports guard, you could be vulnerable to a sudden blow to your face. 

If your tooth is damaged because of an injury, whether from a sports game gone rogue or a misstep into a pole—our cosmetic dentist in Orlando, FL can help save or restore your tooth. Even a simple backyard game can result in a visit to your emergency dentist. 

Car accidents can also result in tooth injury, especially when a collision is involved. If you are experiencing uncontrollable bleeding or a head injury, we might recommend you call 911 or visit your nearest emergency room. 

We may not realize it, but many dental emergencies can be prevented entirely. Poor oral hygiene can quickly result in cavities, tooth decay, infection, gum inflammation, gum disease, and even tooth loss. 

We can't predict when a terrible accident will occur, but we can put a full stop on the gradual deterioration of our dental health. Brushing and flossing your teeth daily, along with avoiding sugary foods and drinks, can go a long way into keeping you way from tooth pain. 

If you are experiencing tooth pain, do not hesitate or "wait it out." Call Dr. Gary Michaelson and his dedicated dental staff so we can treat you right away. Dental pain will never go away; it's our mouth's way of telling us to fix a problem immediately. 

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