If you are experiencing extreme pain, swelling, have fever due to dental issues or have bleeding or dental trauma then you have a dental emergency and should visit or schedule an appointment with an emergency dentist immediately.
Finding oneself in need of an emergency dentist can be alarming and upsetting, especially if your child is hurt or in pain. We are available 24/7 to provide advice and reassurance, whatever your dental emergency or concern.
It cannot be overstated that if you or someone close to you has sustained trauma to the head, face, or neck, you should seek medical advice before coming to the dental office. It is important to determine that there has been no internal damage and that you have not sustained a concussion. It is imperative to do this after sustaining an injury, before embarking on any form of dental treatment.
There are several reasons for needing emergency dental treatment or advice, they include, but are not limited to:
• Broken, cracked or lost tooth
• Lost or broken crown or bridge
• Intense toothache
• Accidental damage from accident or injury
• Oral pain or swelling
If you have broken, cracked or lost a tooth, we understand that this can be quite upsetting, as well as inconvenient. Fortunately the remedy can be quite straightforward, and administered at short notice. Contact us as soon as possible, to schedule a visit to fix things (even just for the short term) in a single appointment. If one of more of your natural teeth have fallen out, and you still have the them, place teeth in milk or the saliva of the patient. Carefully rinse your mouth with water, making sure there are no tooth fragments creating a risk of choking. This is especially important for children. If possible, gently brush the area and other teeth, to minimize the risk of infection. It is sometimes possible to reattach natural, adult teeth. Contact us as soon as possible to find out how what is possible.
If you have lost a cap, crown or bridge, do not, under any circumstances, attempt to reattach with any kind of non-specific glues or adhesives. These can be toxic; create a negative reaction; injure gums and soft oral tissue, and damage dental prosthesis. This can render them unusable and not suitable to be reattached. This incurs unnecessary costs to replace the crown or bridge, and means it can take significantly longer to properly replace your lost or damaged crown.
Fixing a crown, or any kind of dental prosthesis, is a very straightforward procedure. We urge you to get in touch as soon as possible. In the short term, many drug stores carry dental fixatives, which may keep you together until you can reach us.
Intense, sudden onset toothache has the ability to stop us in our tracks. Sometimes, infection that’s developed but been ignored can spread to the interior of the tooth, causing heightened sensitivity and intense pain. Left untreated, the pain can intensify until the tooth dies and falls out. Get in touch as soon as possible. We can eliminate the discomfort quickly, and in most cases, save your tooth.
It is essential to first see a medical doctor if you have sustained injury or impact to any area around the face, head and neck. Ensuring your overall health is in good shape is of paramount importance, before addressing dental and cosmetic concerns.
If you knocked out a tooth or crown or bridge, and you still have it, bring it with you, even if it is broken in pieces. We will always endeavor to restore your smile in the most cost effective manner for you, and will only order a new prosthesis if yours is damaged beyond repair.
Oral pain or swelling can be an indicator of a multitude of different conditions, though fortunately, this is our inner alarm bell sounding, to tell us to seek a dental check-up. If possible, we recommend gentle brushing and flossing, as this can sometimes alleviate pain and discomfort until you reach us.
Dental professionals understand that oftentimes, the reason a patient needs to see a dentist is because they have delayed treatment, through anxiety and fear. This is completely understandable, and sometimes being motivated by discomfort or pain, can be the push one needs, to finally seek out help and advice. In the first instance, simply get in touch. We can outline modern techniques and solutions to help people overcome even the most deep-seated fears of the dentist. Options are available for mild to complete sedation, and pain is a thing of the past.
Don’t let a lack of insurance leave you in pain. There are many different payment options available, and we can help you structure a plan. From opening a prepayment account, applying for CreditCare, or our in-house financing, we are here to help. We can also help you find out if you are eligible for government assistance. Let us point you in the right direction and get you out of discomfort.
Children can be prone to minor mishaps and falls, and losing baby teeth is a part of growing up. Get in touch right away if your child is hurt or in pain. We understand the trauma of seeing your child in discomfort, and how upsetting that can be for the parent. If there is any possibility your child has sustained any kind of injury, beyond a dental mishap, it is essential that a medical doctor first determine that there has been no unseen injury to the face, head or neck.
If you are planning a trip, or plan to be away for a significant period of time, get in touch. We can help you plan for unexpected dental emergencies, especially if you are traveling with children. Let us guide you to the best dental care around the world. We’re never too far away.
Do not hesitate to contact us, should you have any out of hours pain, damage or concerns – your peace of mind is as important to us as your dental health. Let us assure you that help is at hand, and a solution not far away.