Most people suffer a dental emergency at some point in their lives. It is important to get help and advice immediately if you are unlucky enough to have a problem arise. Dental emergencies are usually because of immense pain in the mouth that has become unbearable but could also be because of an accident where a tooth has been knocked out.
If you experience an intense throbbing toothache that just won’t go away, then this will probably be classed as a dental emergency and you should contact your emergency dentist as soon as possible in order to get some pain relief and have the issue evaluated and treated.
If you have lost a tooth, or indeed, more than one tooth, from a sudden accident, maybe involving a sporting activity, then also seek immediate advice from your dentist. Sometimes, with quick treatment, a tooth can be restored, but if this is not possible then your dentist can suggest an alternative treatment in order to give you back your smile.
What should I do if I have a dental emergency?
Spa Dental Sydney CBD, in Sydney CBD, is able to carry out emergency dental work. Once you have got in touch, they will do their best to give you an appointment on the same day if possible, so that you can be quickly relieved of any pain or discomfort and advised on what can be done to resolve the emergency. Advice can also be offered over the telephone, so do not hesitate to contact your dentist if you have any dental concerns at all.
How can I prevent a dental emergency?
Prevention is obviously better than cure, so it is of vital importance that you maintain a good dental hygiene routine by brushing at least twice a day, using a fluoride toothpaste, and not forgetting to floss daily as well!
You should also try to reduce the amount of sugar you consume in your daily diet, as sugar is a common culprit for causing tooth decay and toothache.
What else can cause toothache?
Dental cavities are also a cause of toothache. These can be caused by an abscess or infection, or simply from debris building up between the teeth and gums. Another cause of dental cavities could be from trauma to the face, such as in the instance of a sporting accident.
Sporting accidents can also cause teeth to break, or even come out completely. If this happens, then professional dental care and advice should be sought immediately in order to try and preserve the tooth.
Wisdom teeth can also be a reason for a dental emergency. Often, wisdom teeth do not have enough room to grow and need to be removed by a professional. For this procedure, you will need to have a local or general anaesthetic.
For all dental emergencies, contact your dentist immediately for advice so that you can be taken care of. Remember, if you leave a problem untreated it is likely to get worse, and this could result in more extensive dental treatment to rectify the problem than if you had addressed it early on.
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.