Dental Emergencies

No individual can wish for dental emergencies. However, you’re likely to alter your smile’s appearance by biting into something and end up breaking your tooth. Also, you’re likely to feel pain after losing or damaging a tooth restoration. In this case, pain can interfere with your sleep, daily schedule, or make you not to attend work.

At Keilor East Dental Smiles, we’ll respond quickly, relieve your pain, repair your smile, and create a treatment that suits your needs.

Please, check a local emergency department immediately if you’re in the midst of a life-threatening emergency.

The Most Popular Dental Emergencies

The most popular dental emergencies include:

  1. Unexpected Tooth Pain

Severe tooth pain without an apparent cause needs an emergency dental visit. Never ignore tooth pain. The primary causes of tooth pain include:

  • Impacted tooth
  • A broken restoration/tooth
  • Deep cavity
  • Abscessed tooth
  • Uncovered tooth roots
  • Advanced gum disease

For a better outcome, you need to treat these symptoms quickly.

  1. Fractured/Chipped Teeth

Damaged teeth are likely to create anxiety, especially when they become noticeable while smiling. An internal decay, grinding habit, or nighttime clenching can result in a weak tooth. Pre-existing structural tooth damage can result in a fractured/chipped tooth.

  1. Lost Teeth

It’s not a strange thing to lose teeth because of an auto injury or sports injury. In some cases, our dentists can replace the tooth if it’s easy to access it. However, in other cases, the tooth will need a replacement with a bridge or dental implant.

You can increase the chances of saving your tooth if you retrieve it and rinse it quickly with cool water, apart from the root position. Try to position the tooth in its socket, but take care not to force it. Keep the tooth in a milk glass if you find it hard to replace it.