Our emergency dentists will carry out a full dental examination and determine the most appropriate type of treatment to be provided. This can be temporary, basic or full treatment that may be followed up by upcoming appointments.
The first thing your dentist will do is to examine your mouth and take the appropriate X-rays, so that they can determine which tooth or teeth are involved. There are also other tests that can be performed, such as percussion, heat and cold tests, and electrical stimulation tests to see if the tooth is dead. Your bite will also be checked to make sure that the pain is not caused by your tooth/teeth touching prematurely or at a wrong angle to each other.
Below you can find some frequently asked questions about emergency dental treatments:
How can you cure a toothache?
Immediately contact a dentist in case you are suffering from a toothache. Take some recommended painkillers like Paracetamol or Ibuprofen. You should make sure that you read the label first and avoid going over the maximum dose.
In cases of swelling, what should you do?
Usually, a swelling occurs because of an infection. There might be a slight infection in your teeth or your gum, or there might even be large amount of abscess that has to be drained. An infected swelling usually feel quite tender and warm to the touch. You have to call immediately so you could be accurately diagnosed. After checking your teeth thoroughly, an appropriate treatment would be prescribed, as well as antibiotics.
What should you do in case your crown falls off?
You have to keep your crown secure so you can have it re-cemented as soon as possible to prevent further damage. Sometimes, a root canal treatment is recommended. Call ABC Dentistry immediately in case this happens.
What should you do if your tooth has been knocked Out?
If your tooth is knocked out, immediately call us for emergency appointment. It is important to see your dentist within an hour for the best chance of the tooth surviving the trauma. Recover the tooth and remove any dirt or debris by washing it. You should handle the tooth by the crown , not by the root so you could protect the fibers in the root surface. It is important not to let the tooth dry out. Place the clean tooth in your mouth between the cheek and gum to keep it moist. You could alternatively store the tooth inside a glass of cold milk or saline solution.
What should you do if you Fracture your teeth?
The fractured tooth treatment depends on the type of its injury. But whatever the damage might be, you should see a dentist to get the appropriate treatment. Do not panic because it is easy to restore a fractured tooth. But if it feels painful, try to avoid biting in that area or eating hot or cold foods for the mean time. Rinse your mouth with warm water and use an ice pack to reduce swelling. Take Ibuprofen for a pain.
We will always provide you a full treatment plan so that you are fully aware of the costs involved.
If you have an emergency pain do not hesitate to contact us and make an appointment.