- Cosmetic Dental Treatments
- Crown, Bridge and Denture
- Dental Implants
- Dental Pain or Emergency Dental Treatments
- GUM (Periodontal) Treatments
- Laser Dental Treatment
- Microscopic Root Canal Treatment
- Orthodontics (Braces) Treatment
- Paediatric Dental Treatments
- Root Canal Treatment
- Sedation Dentistry
- Teeth Cleaning
- Teeth Whitening
- Tooth Extraction and Filling
Dental Pain or Emergency Dental Treatments
In case of a dental emergency, you need quick dental treatment to save your tooth or ease your pain. Dental treatment is an important aspect of your oral health, and you shouldn’t delay getting it done because any delays could lead to permanent damage or more complicated and expensive treatment later on.
What is considered a dental emergency?
Cracked or Broken Tooth
A broken tooth can be caused by severe dental decay, trauma, biting down on something too hard, or grinding your teeth at night. Cracked and broken teeth may sometimes extend to the roots of the teeth and cause severe pain. Your dentist should be consulted if you notice a broken or cracked tooth.
Severe and Constant Tooth Pain
A severe toothache should never be ignored. Usually caused by inflammation of the tooth’s pulp (nerve inside the tooth), this condition most commonly originates from decay, either in the form of a first cavity or under a filling or crown. Often, an emergency root canal treatment is recommended, or, if the tooth cannot be saved, a tooth extraction. When these things go untreated for too long, bacteria can spread throughout your bloodstream, making you very sick, and leading to serious health complications. Painkillers will just give you temporary relief whereas proper diagnosis by your dentist will help you get the proper treatment and avoid complications.
Pain and swelling can be caused by severe decay that results in the death of the tooth’s pulp (nerve). Swelling can range from a “gum boil” on the gums to considerable swelling of the cheek or jaw in more severe situations.
Tooth is Knocked Out (Avulsed Tooth)
You should never put off going to the dentist if a permanent tooth is knocked out of your mouth. In fact, seeing your dentist within one hour is your best chance of rescuing a knocked-out tooth. If you want to save your tooth, put it in a tiny container with cold milk and take it to the dentist straight away.
Injuries involving the Jaw
You should immediately seek expert help and attention from your dental surgeon if you suffer from a broken or dislocated jaw due to sports injuries or vehicle accidents.
Loss of a Tooth Filling
Fillings that fall out leave the tooth very vulnerable to hot and cold temperatures, and also sensitive to pressure while eating. To prevent further damage that could result in an infection later on, visit your dentist if you lose a dental filling and are experiencing severe pain.
Dental Crown Falls Out
If your natural teeth underneath crowns become severely decayed, dental crowns can also fall out. The shape of your tooth can change if a large cavity forms under a crown, causing the crown to no longer fit correctly. Immediately schedule an appointment with your dentist if you notice your dental crown has fallen out.
Infection around wisdom tooth (Pericoronitis)
A condition involving inflammation of the gums around a tooth, typically a wisdom tooth. This condition occurs more commonly in partially erupted molars with gum tissue covering the tooth partially.
Dry socket following tooth extraction
A dry socket occurs when the blood clot that forms on the site of a tooth extraction fails to form, or dislodges or dissolves before the wound has healed. It typically appears three to four days following a tooth extraction. Symptoms include unexplained throbbing pain in your jaw, bad breath, and an unpleasant taste that lingers in your mouth.