If You Have Contact Pain in Your Teeth or Gums or Have Severely Damaged Your Teeth You Will Require Urgent Dental Services
At Glow Dental, we understand that emergency dental work can be required any day of the week and any time of the day, that is why we arrange emergency dental appointments for serious dental problems. These can include acute toothache, chipped or broken teeth and infected teeth.
Common Dental Injuries
It is not surprising that certain dental emergencies occur more regularly than others. The loss of a tooth is one of the most common reasons to require emergency dental care, and this can happen from falling off a bike, or a sporting event. Even the eating of hard food, such as rock candy can cause teeth to become chipped or broken and requiring emergency dental treatment.
Dental Symptoms Requiring Emergency Treatment
Receiving trauma to your teeth, which causes you to have a chipped, broken, or complete tooth loss you may need to see an emergency dentist because of incessant swelling or infection in the gum around a tooth. Dental emergencies can happen without warning and can, quite quickly cause a lot of pain. If you suddenly notice bleeding or swollen gums, or significant swelling around the jaw or mouth we recommend that you contact us for emergency dentistry.
Common Questions for Emergency Dentistry Work
Maintaining high standards of oral hygiene and dental care will go a long way to prevent emergency dentists from being required, some instances are not preventable. These are unpreventable accidents.
Perhaps a collision during a sporting event took place, and suitable mouthguard was not present when participating. We recommend that you always use a mouthguard when taking part in contact sports, such as rugby and hockey. And finally, please do not use your teeth as a bottle opener, or your incisors to open a plastic packet we have scissors and bottle openers to do those jobs.
If you have succumbed to an accidental collision and lost a tooth or chipped a tooth, your first port of call should be to contact a dentist that provides emergency dental care. Luckily, Glow Dental provides an emergency dental service in Auckland. We would recommend that you take suitable pain relief medication to ease the pain and use a cold compress or ice to bring down any swelling, which in turn will help manage the pain.
The most common reasons we provide emergency dental services are for accidents, from impacting the teeth on a hard surface. This type of injury can cause teeth to become chipped or broken, or even worse, the loss of adult teeth. These injuries need to be examined and treated as soon as possible, to prevent the possibility of permanently losing the teeth and requiring dental implants.
Although trauma to the mouth from an accident is the main reason to require emergency dental work, we notice other reasons people contact us for urgent dentistry.
Severe and acute toothache can indicate a cavity or an exposed nerve. Contact us right away if your toothache has not dissipated after taking strong painkillers for a few hours.
The price you will have to pay for any emergency dental treatment will solely depend on the severity of the damage that has been caused in your dental emergency and how much work is required to treat you. Our doctor may find that your treatment is straightforward and may simply need a sculpted filling to fix.
But in other situations where there is extensive damage, we may have to perform a comprehensive examination to determine the full extent of the issues and how best to alleviate the pain and re-construct the teeth. Your dentist at Glow Dental will provide you with an approximation of the cost involved at your first appointment.
If this is part of your first set of teeth, then this is normal, and no action is required. Children will lose their teeth from the ages of 5 to 12 and will experience their adult teeth pushing through their gums as their jaws grow to accommodate the larger teeth.
If an adult tooth has been knocked out, this is a lot more serious and needs to be treated as such. If you can find the tooth, we recommend that you hold the tooth by the crown and try not to touch the root of the tooth. Rinse the tooth in running water lightly, but do not brush the teeth nor clean it roughly. If you feel brave enough, you can attempt to return the tooth back into its socket. If you do not feel up to attempting this, then our recommendation would be to place the missing tooth into a small container filled with whole milk.
As soon as you have done this – CONTACT US straight away, the quicker we can deal with the emergency, the higher the chances are that we can save your tooth.
If you have chipped a tooth, we would recommend that you try to find and save all the pieces of teeth that have broken, and again keep them in a small container that is filled with whole milk or saliva. Clean your mouth with warm water and try to hold an ice pack against the damaged area to keep swelling down. Bring the tooth fragments to our dental clinic as soon as possible, and we shall aim to repair the broken teeth. If we are unable to repair the teeth, we can then create a matching filling and re-construct the chipped tooth as best as we can.