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    Emergency Dental Treatment

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    Emergency Dental Treatment

    Some dental problems such has dislodged fillings, swollen gums, broken dentures etc may require urgent attention but not immediate, emergency treatment. For such cases, please contact us and we will arrange for the earliest possible appointment for you.

    Emergency dental treatment is only needed for dental problems that require immediate attention as they can be potentially life-threatening (such as severe oral infections) or need to be treatment ASAP for maximize the chances of success (such as teeth which have been avulsed/knocked out).

     

    What Can Be Considered as a Dental Emergency?

    The following would be considered as dental emergencies:

    • Severe dental infections which have spread to the rest of your face such as Ludwig’s Angina and Cavernous Sinus Thrombosis. In such cases, your face will be visibly swollen and if left untreated, this could be potentially life threatening.
    • Fractured Jaw or locked jaw
    • Dental Trauma (usually after a fall or accident)
      If your tooth has been knocked out after blunt trauma/impact, you must carry out the following steps to save your teeth.

      • Carefully pick up the tooth by the crown or the top
      • Avoid touching the root
      • Carefully rinse any debris the teeth without scrubbing
      • If possible, reinsert the tooth back in the socket
      • If you are unable to do that, put the tooth in a small container of milk and get to the dentist quickly to increase the chances of saving your tooth.
    • Profuse, Uncontrolled Bleeding
    • Severe pain which is unrelieved by analgesics/painkillers
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    Conclusion

    Tooth problems can happen at any time and for any number of reasons. Whether or not they are dental emergencies is a medical judgment, and you will not want to make this decision on your own.

    If you’re experiencing a dental situation and you aren’t sure what to do, give us a call. We are happy to help. We can counsel you if you need help urgently, or, if your situation can wait, we reserve next-day emergency appointments to accommodate you.

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