Published: 12/30/2019

Have you ever put off going to the dentist because you were “busy”, forgot, or just didn’t want to go?

If you have, it’s ok it happens to the best of us.

Unfortunately, dental emergencies also happen to the best of us. Luckily, Dr. Subka provides top-notch emergency dental services to those in need of an immediate solution in Thousand Oaks, California.

What is a dental emergency:

Like the name suggest a dental emergency is a when you are experiencing a serve oral issue that needs to be fixed/ corrected as soon as possible. If you happen to experience any of the symptoms below, you should consider them dental emergencies that should be rectified immediately.

  • Broken or fractured teeth
  • Permanent teeth that have been knocked out by an accident
  • A severe toothache that won’t go away
  • Unusual swelling
  • Chronic jaw pain

Best way to Avoid Dental Emergencies:

There are a bunch of different ways to prevent a dental emergency here are a few tips provided by our dental team.

Brush and floss regularly – a lot of dental emergencies tend to pop up because a person doesn’t follow a consistent dental hygiene routine. Following a simple dental routine will dramatically reduce your chances of developing a dental emergency and other oral complications like gum infections and tooth decay.

Wear a mouthguard – for those that play a full-contact sport a utilizing a mouthguard is strongly recommended. Since sport-related injuries make up a large percentage of dental emergency cases, wearing a mouthguard can help greatly reduce your chances of becoming a part of that statistic.

Be mindful of what goes in your mouth – chipped teeth are typically caused by eating hard or overly crunchy foods. Likewise, a lot of people also chip, crack, or fracture their teeth by using them to open bottles and ripping into tricky packaging. We suggest that you avoid foods that are difficult to chew and use other household items to open packages.  

More Information:

For more tips on how to avoid having a dental emergency, contact us at our Thousand Oaks, California offices. If you think you might be dealing with a dental emergency, call us today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Subka.


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