Tony Cigno, Wisconsin family dentist, outlines the definition of a dental emergency, examples of dental emergencies, and the protocol for managing dental emergencies.
Milwaukee, WI — May 12, 2016 — Wisconsin Dentist Tony Cigno recently published a new article, “Dental 911: What Constitutes A Dental Emergency?”
As he says, “A dental emergency is harm or injury to your mouth and/or teeth that requires immediate attention from a professional dentist and – if left untreated until “regular office hours” – could result in permanent injury or disability.”
He then goes on to share examples of dental emergencies such as a tooth that is knocked completely out, or out of alignment, and a tooth that is cracked or fractured.
These would be true dental emergencies that need to be dealt with right away.
He summarizes a dental emergency generally consists of a situation where a tooth has been lost, there is imminent danger of the tooth being lost, or there is a problem with the tooth that signals infection.
In such cases, he urges the reader that emergency dental treatment should be pursued quickly and without haste to prevent additional or further damage, injury, or illness.
The entire article can be found here: http://www.cignodental.com/dental-911-what-constitutes-a-dental-emergency/
About Dr. Cigno:
Dr. Antonio (Tony) Cigno has been practicing dentistry for 25 years. Dr. Cigno received a DMD from the Washington University School of Dental Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. Dr. Cigno is also finishing a Fellowship and Mastership at the Academy of General Dentistry and has written several published articles. He is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, American Association of Functional Orthodontics, and the International Association of Orthodontics.
Dr. Cigno was Wisconsin’s very 1st and Premiere Provider of Fastbraces and one of 10 senior master affiliates in the world. Committed to continuing education, Dr. Cigno has completed over 600 hours of additional courses in implant dentistry, orthodontics, endodontics, periodontics, fixed prosthodontics, myofascial pain/occlusion and operative dentistry. He also has another 400 hours in interpersonal communication training.