When to Visit the Dentist Topic Guide

When to Visit the Dentist When to Visit the Dentist: Most symptoms and problems that occur with your mouth, teeth, and gums are not emergencies and usually can wait for an appointment with your dentist. Urgent dental problems include:
  • traumatic injury that cracks or breaks teeth;
  • cuts to the gums or mouth;
  • tooth pain;
  • gum swelling or redness; or
  • jaw pain.

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