You Never Know When You May Need To Call An Emergency Dentist!!

A dental emergency like a knocked-out tooth or bleeding gums must be addressed only by a dentist. If it’s an odd hour and the pain is unbearable even after taking pain killers, then prompt medical attention is required in order to save a tooth, or to prevent the infection to spread further. In such cases, one must follow the instructions below, before placing an appointment with the emergency dentist:

  • Clean the mouth thoroughly by gently rinsing with warm water
  • In case of a tooth fracture, use ice pack on that area to avoid the swelling
  • Take acetaminophen and use it as per the directions
  • Remember, not to apply pain killer lotions to the infected or damaged area as it might damage the tissues

Know The Dental Emergencies To Avoid Further Complications:

Injuries like punctured wounds and lacerations are considered to be a tissue related problem, and of course a dental emergency. Also, address the issues like bleeding, severe pain, accidental injuries, swelling or knots in the gums to your dentist.

Remember to describe the exact problem to him/her if you feel any kind of irritation while eating sweet things or drinking something cold. Having pain quite often while chewing and biting something? Well, you are probably having an abscessed tooth.

In all such cases, you must arrange the contact details of the local emergency dentists from the internet or any telephonic service and get it treated as soon as possible!

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How to Stay Prepared For a Dental Emergency?

  • Maintaining oral hygiene
  • Wearing helmet and mouth guard while playing rough sports like Rugby, cricket, or football as injuries might occur anytime
  • Go for a regular dental check-up before going on a tour
  • Also, for the worst case scenario one should be prepared with:
    • A dental first aid kit, having a small container with lid, Gauze, handkerchief
    • And of course the telephone number of an emergency dentist in Sydney.

Take preventive measures to avoid tooth pain

The pain caused by a toothache is considered to be one of most notorious of its type, which may have caused by dental decay, plaque, gum disease or an injury/loss of tooth. You do think about getting it treated as soon as possible, but a busy timetable delays the dentist appointment. Sometimes, even if you manage to take out some time, waiting in long queues or getting an appointment after a week or so, leads to an unbearable tooth pain and the situation gets worse. As a precautionary measure, it’s better to schedule regular dentist visits and increase your knowledge on this subject which may be related to its symptoms, causes and treatment.

Here are few precautionary measures you must adopt to avoid these common dental complications:

  • Gum Diseases- Gingivitis and Periodontitis are the main cause of tooth loss in elderly people, regular check-ups and brushing of teeth twice a day may prevent the infection to spread.
  • Dental Abscess- Use of medicinal drugs like Ibuprofen/Paracetamol and warm rinses with water are pretty helpful in draining out the puss. In case of intolerable teeth pain, contact an Emergency dentist.
  • Cavity- Regular brushing of teeth and maintaining oral hygiene has to be followed in order to avoid the bacterial infection. If worsened, consult your dentist ASAP!
  • Mouth Sores- Usually the canker sores are healed over a period of time, although experts do suggest a number of treatments for its cure.
  • Tooth Sensitivity- Make use of fluoride toothpaste, if your teeth are sensitive towards temperature (hot and cold) and taste (sweet, sour etc.)

These complications are also a reason for bad breath, and using mouthwash will only eliminate the smell for a short duration of time, but that isn’t a permanent cure. Although, majority of dental problems can be taken care by regular brushing of teeth, flossing and dental clean-up, but it’s also important to keep the contact details of an Emergency dentist handy in case of any Dental Emergency.