How to Know If Your Tooth Pain Is an Emergency

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Dentist Dr. Sako H. Karakozian addresses three types of oral pain to assess if you need immediate attention or if your issue can wait. He shares that if you are feeling anything out of the ordinary, he would typically recommend calling your dentist, but that might not be possible right now while under quarantine. 

Dr. Sako stresses that urgent cares and emergency rooms are not equipped to handle dental emergencies. Instead of potentially wasting time and resources, he always suggests calling a dentist first. Plus, He breaks down tooth issues into three different types of problems: sensitivity, pain and swelling.