Emergency dental services
Sometimes, unexpected things can happen with your teeth that can result in serious pain and discomfort, and this is when you should book an emergency dental appointment. Your dentist near me will do all they can to help relieve your pain, and find the cause.
When you have toothache, it can be extremely painful and can mean that there might be some underlying issues with your teeth that are causing it. This is why it is important to contact your local dentist for an emergency appointment. If you experience the pain for more than 2 days, and the pain doesn’t go away with painkillers, then this is definitely a red flag. Toothache can be caused by a lot of different things, such as infection, a dental abscess, a loose or broken filling and more.
When you come in for an emergency appointment for toothache, your level of pain is assessed and the area may be numbed to help with easing discomfort. The area will then be examined to see if there is any visible infection or damage to the tooth. Some scans such as x-rays will be taken to get a deeper look at the problemed area. Your nearby dentist will do all they can to diagnose the problem, and create a treatment plan accordingly.
If you have had an accident and chipped or broken a tooth, it can be painful and very uncomfortable. It can also put the surrounding teeth and gums at risk, so it is definitely worth contacting your dental practice for an emergency appointment. If you leave a broken tooth untreated, it can weaken further, and cause more damage.
During your emergency appointment, the problemed area will be examined to see the extent of the damage. Depending on how much pain you are experiencing, the area can be numbed with local anaesthetic to help with easing any discomfort. After this, your dentist will sterilise the area to make sure it is as clean as possible, which can reduce the risk of infection. If you have a chip on your tooth, it can be temporarily or permanently filled in. But if your case is more severe and the tooth is beyond repair, it may have to be extracted. If this does happen, there are options to choose from to replace it in the future if you wish to.
When you have an abscess on your tooth, it can be extremely painful to experience, and can really put your surrounding teeth at risk of further infection. An abscess is a collection of pus that forms inside of your tooth, and is usually caused by a bacterial infection. This is a big red flag and if you notice that you have a dental abscess you should contact your practice as soon as possible for an emergency appointment. To help treat an abscess, the source of the infection will be removed and any pus inside the tooth can be drained away. After this, the area will then be sterilised to help reduce the risk of further infection.
Disclaimer: Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.