Emergency dentistry is for when patients need to get a serious problem seen sooner rather than later. Like other emergency medical care, emergency dentistry provides prompt treatment to people suffering acute problems. Many people don’t realize that dental problems can require immediate attention, but the list of complications is quite in-depth.
Below are a number of problems you might have which should motivate an emergency trip to the dentist. Bakerview Dental Centre does accept walk-in appointments for those suffering acute problems.
A tooth that has been knocked out in an accident isn’t necessarily gone for good. Working quickly, you can actually get the tooth back into the mouth.
Try to rinse the tooth in water and replace it in the socket until you can get to the dentist.
If it can’t be put back in place, preserve it in milk. The milk will prevent bacterial growth and keep the tooth clean. Try to get to Bakerview Dental Centre within 30 minutes.
If the tooth can’t be found, you still need to get to the dentist to have the socket cleaned and sealed.
Teeth that break carry a risk of infection. The second a tooth becomes chipped or cracked, seek emergency dentistry. You might need a cap or a crown to protect the tooth. The sooner this is put in place, the less the chances of any major damage.
Most people think a toothache can be ignored until it goes away — or doesn’t require immediate attention even if it’s severe. But teeth should never hurt. If you’re suffering from a severe toothache, see your dentist. Bakerview Dental Centre welcomes walk-in appointments, so the second you notice severe tooth pain, swing on by.
Severe toothache can often be a sign of a major infection, possibly in the tooth. You might need a dental X-ray to see the actual cause of the problem. The sooner this is dealt with, the better for all involved. It will help to relieve the patient from pain, as well as keeping treatment and recovery to a minimum.
Has a crown, filling or veneer come loose? See us as soon as possible. The faster the restoration is replaced, the less chance you have of negative side effects. Don’t risk infection or pain from a dislodged restoration.
Gums shouldn’t bleed. If you have bleeding gums, swelling of the gums, or inflamed painful gums, see a dentist immediately. It’s usually a sign of severe infection and should be treated as soon as possible.
Injuries to the gums, tongue, or inner cheeks can actually be treated by a dentist. These include bites, cuts, and even things like abscesses. The dentist will provide emergency medical care to heal the wounds and prevent infections from the injuries.
Worried about your dental health? Contact the team at Bakerview Dental Centre to book an emergency dental appointment — or walk in to receive emergency dental care.