If you are experiencing an emergency and need help. We can help you or guide you in the right direction. Following are some of the emergencies that you can experience.
Abscess: Any time of swelling around the gums can be a serious issue. This will need immediate attention before it worsens. An abscess is usually caused by a bacterial infection, and if there is pus oozing, an area that increases and decreases in size, please contact us so that we can help treat the tooth and give appropriate medication.
Toothache: A toothache can be due to many reasons. You should come in for an assessment when a tooth provides a level of pain that is constant and lingering. Some of the usual symptoms include:
- Having a constant dull aching and throbbing from a tooth
- Eating or drinking something cold and the pain on a tooth lasts for minutes
- Losing sleep at night because of the pain from the tooth
- Feeling tender to biting and feeling higher than the other teeth
- Experiencing soreness in the gums surrounding the teeth
- Feeling pus coming out from the gums
If you have any of those symptoms, do give us a call and we will do our best to accommodate you.
List below are serious situations in which you must get dental emergency care:
Emergency Extractions: If you have a tooth that has broken, or you are aware that it needs an extraction and is now symptomatic. We can help address it.
Filling / Crown broken or fallen off: If you have a filling or crown that has fallen out for any reason, do not delay in getting it addressed. A broken filling may not hurt, but the tooth may break further, or decay can increase in size causing pain, discomfort and thus requiring the need of a root canal. A fallen crown can be recemented. We do check for the fit before we recement. If not, we will advise you to get a new one.
Broken, Loose, or Chipped from Dental Trauma: If you have experienced any form of dental trauma that results in a broken or chipped tooth, please book an appointment to assess the tooth. Trauma can cause nerve damage. Any trauma should be evaluated, sometimes the tooth starts hurting a few days after the trauma or the nerve dies, and the tooth can discolor.
Bleeding Gums: Bleeding gums can often be attributed to many causes; one of the most frequent causes is poor oral hygiene. Salt-water rinses can help ease discomfort. As always, the best way to find out is by coming in for an evaluation.