One common myth that many patients subscribe to is that there is no such thing as a dental emergency. This is not true. Your teeth are not just for eating and for looks. If your teeth or mouth are not healthy, your overall health will also suffer. It is important to understand and identify serious dental problems that require immediate attention to avoid jeopardizing your health. This is the practice of Thomas P. Cosgrove, for all your emergency dental needs.
Perhaps the most common dental problem that necessitates a visit with an emergency dentist is a toothache. Most people have a toothache at one time or another, but if the pain is so severe that it affects your ability to eat or speak, your toothache may be a symptom of a serious underlying problem. A toothache is usually a sign of a severe infection. Left untreated, dental infections and abscesses can spread to other parts of the body and cause serious health problems.
If your tooth has been knocked out in an accident, Dr. Thomas Cosgrove can replace the tooth and help it reestablish itself. Handle the tooth carefully and avoid touching the root. Place the tooth on ice until you can get to Dr. Cosgrove's office. Dr. Thomas Cosgrove, Birmingham emergency dentist, will replace the tooth in the gums in such a way to avoid infection and reestablish the connections that holds the tooth in the gums.
Please contact us for more information about emergency visits.