Unfortunately, there are times you may encounter unexpected dental trauma such as breaking a tooth or experiencing sudden severe pain from an infection. As with any emergency, keeping a level head and acting fast is vital to ensuring that you prevent any permanent damage to your teeth. If you find yourself in such a situation, call our trusted clinic and we’ll walk you through exactly what you need to do until you can make it to our practice for an appointment.
We’ve put together some of the most common emergencies we face at Wyndham Dental, read on for more information on how we can help you!
Did you know there are different types of toothaches? It can be a pain that presents itself only when you bite and chew. It can also be a throbbing, dull ache or a sudden, sharp pain. This pain could be triggered by certain things you consume (for example, iced drinks or hot food). These are all common signs and symptoms of an infected or abscessed tooth. If you are experiencing swelling in the face, this is a sign of an immune response to a severe infection so we recommend contacting us straight away.
Our dentist will be able to take a look, swiftly give you a diagnosis and help you manage the pain but until you manage to get to our clinic, you can try gently rinsing out your mouth with warm water and placing a cold compress against the affected area to reduce any inflammation.
Dental trauma or injuries can be quite distressing, especially when it is your permanent tooth that has been knocked out of its socket. This is a time-critical operation and acting fast is a must in order for us to try and save your tooth.
If you’re physically active, the chances of dental trauma are quite high. Consider wearing a protective mouthguard to ensure your smile is kept in one piece. Ultimately, the cost of fixing your broken tooth may be greater than the cost of a fitted mouthguard! If you’re interested in getting a mouthguard custom-made for your smile, contact our team for an appointment.
Dental crowns and veneers in particular are used as protective covers for the teeth that they are placed on. If you have a dislodged crown or filling and these teeth are no longer protected, they could easily be damaged. Your tooth could chip, and pieces could break off unless you call us as soon as possible to repair it. If this happens to you, store your dislodged crown or veneer in a safe place in the chance that we are able to reattach it, and make sure to avoid hard foods that might hurt your teeth when biting.
If you wear dentures and you find them breaking apart, store them together in a bag and visit our practice.
If your wisdom teeth have recently emerged and you’re suffering from jaw tenderness/pain, bouts of bad breath, and bleeding gums, this could mean that your wisdom teeth have only partially emerged or don’t have enough space to properly erupt. You’ll have to get wisdom teeth removed as it could have terrible consequences across your smile by keeping them in. Visit our page on wisdom teeth to find out more about how we can help you!
At Wyndham Dental we have emergency dentists that are dedicated to ensuring swift treatment for any dental emergency and the best dental care at all times. Give us a call and fit in your appointment as soon as possible if you experience any of the above so we can save your smile.