Emergency Dentist in Taylors Lakes
If you are experiencing severe pain, have a cracked or broken tooth you need to call your local Taylors Lakes dentist. It’s important to see a dentist at least once every 6 months for regular check-ups and cleaning
However, there may be a case when you need to see an emergency dentist due to a dental emergency.
An example of common dental emergencies includes breaking or cracking a tooth, complications from a previous procedure such as a root canal, swelling of the gums etc.
If you have unbearable pain or if a crown or filling becomes loose, then you need to see a dentist ASAP.
Here are some symptoms which may indicate you need to assess your current condition.
If you experience symptoms such as a severe toothache, infection, swelling, bleeding in your mouth, abscesses, broken veneer or crown, a broken tooth, problems with any dental prosthetics that you may have, mouth trauma caused by a sports injury or intense pain after you’ve removed a tooth, then you will need to see a dentist right away.
What To Do If Your Tooth Is Out Of Position
One very common emergency problem is if a tooth moves position due to trauma caused by an accident or from playing a sport.
If this has occurred, then you should try to gently reposition the tooth into its original position with light pressure.
However, if the tooth isn’t moving, then don’t force it. You should then bite down on the tooth with gentle pressure to prevent it from moving until you can see the dentist.
What If A Tooth Falls Out?
If your tooth has fallen out or been knocked out, then you should quickly pick it up by the crown and be careful not to touch the root.
This is important because if you touch the root, then you can damage the cells in it, which may make re-attachment more difficult.
So, once you have the tooth and you’re holding it by the crown, you should gently wash it off to remove any dirt or dust from it.
Be careful not to scrub the tooth. From there, try and gently place it back into your socket.
If that is not possible, you can place it in gauze and immerse it in milk to keep it moist.
You should then immediately see an emergency dentist who will do their best to reattach your tooth if possible.
What If Your Mouth Is Swollen?
It is best to use an ice pack over any swollen parts of your face to reduce swelling.
If you’re in pain, then you can take ibuprofen but be careful not to use aspirin. This should help until you can access emergency dental services.
These are just a few instances where you will need emergency dental services.
There are many more potential situations where you might need to see an emergency dentist.
If you’re not sure whether your case is an emergency or not, then simply give us a call and we’ll ensure you get the best care possible.
It is recommended that if you have experienced any of the above symptoms that you call us and request our emergency services.
This will ensure that the problem can be immediately identified and treated before it gets worse so you can avoid losing a tooth
If you’re looking for a professional and experienced Dental Clinic that can help you in a dental emergency or any other dental services, contact Gardens Dental today on (03) 9449 2626 or submit an enquiry via our website