Life often throws unexpected situations our way, and dental issues are no exception. If you are experiencing tooth pain, the team at Pain-Free Dental Clinic will accommodate patients in case of an emergency. Our dentist will be able to see those patients suffering from acute pain, dental trauma, and other urgent dental issues.
A dental emergency can occur at any time, and when it does, Pain Free Dental Clinic is here to help you if you are experiencing any of the following issues:
If you are experiencing any form of swelling around your tooth or face, call Pain Free Dental Clinic immediately. Any infection that causes swelling must be addressed straight away by a dentist. Your issue may be related to an infected tooth, abscess or result of trauma.
Accidents happen and can result in teeth being broken, chipped, and even knocked out. Before anything, stay calm and immediately call for help. If you have broken a tooth or lost a filling, call Pain Free Dental Clinic immediately and, we will try to see you before the end of the day.
If a permanent tooth has been knocked out, there is a good chance that it will survive if it is placed back in the tooth socket, if possible. If not, don’t panic, simply place the tooth in a glass of milk (never use water) and seek medical assistance immediately.
Prevention is better than cure, and if you play sports such as rugby, Australian Rules football, or martial art, always wear a mouth guard. However, injuries are part of sports and if your tooth is dislodged, call us as soon as you can. To ensure your tooth can be saved, put it in a glass of milk (don’t use tap water) and quickly seek dental help.
If you are experiencing pain when you bite or chew and have a bad taste in your mouth, you may have a tooth abscess. An abscessed tooth will cause significant pain in and around the tooth, gums and jaw that could swell if left untreated. Pain can last anywhere from a few seconds to hours at a time. The longer you leave it, the more chances you have of developing serious issues, which can lead to the extraction of the tooth. Antibiotics may be required when treating abscessed teeth.
It may not seem like an emergency if you have a lost filling or crown, but it is, as the tooth has lost its support and become weaker and prone to breaks or chipping. Pieces from the crown or veneer could break off, causing more damage to your teeth. If you have lost or broken your dental crown or veneer, put it in a safe place and call for help. The sooner you call, the greater the chances of reattaching the crown without having to make a new one.