Emergency Dentistry - A Cure for Tooth Accidents and Injuries
It’s a fact of life that we’re going to have accidents and get injured. Even if you don’t play sports or live an active lifestyle, you can have an accident for any reason, at any time. Often, those accidents end with injuries and damage to your teeth. In some cases, the injures can be so severe that you may need emergency dental help.
If you’re having a dental emergency, the professionals at The Smile Clinic are here to help you. We offer emergency dental care, and have staff on call at all hours to ensure that you get the treatment and care that you need.
The Smile Clinic has the tools and facilities to treat any emergency dental problem that you can imagine! The experienced, qualified, and expert team of dentists at The Smile Clinic is here 24/7 to serve you, no matter how or what sort of injury you have.
Why Emergency Dentistry is Important?
A dental emergency does not refer to any single injury or problem. There are many different scenarios that can constitute a dental emergency.
In general, an emergency is when the injury is severe enough to risk losing a tooth completely. In some cases, the injury could be life threatening if there’s a chance for the wound to become infected. Some dental emergency situations are:
- Knocked-out teeth
- Cracked teeth
- Broken teeth
- Severe tooth pain
- Loose teeth
- Abscessed teeth
- Any harm to the gum tissue
- Gum swelling
If any of the following are occurring because of the above emergency situations, you should seek help immediately:
- Oozing puss
- Bacterial infection
- Fungal infections
- Viral infections
The team of expert general dentists at The Smile Clinic in Boronia are always ready to treat any emergency dental situation. Don’t hesitate to call us. The sooner you get in touch with our staff, the greater of a chance you have of saving your tooth.
Our Emergency Dental Services
For any sort of emergency or scheduled dental treatment, we have a highly qualified team of dentists who can tackle all of your dental problems in a modern dental lab. Our facilities are fully stocked with the latest equipment to ensure you get the best possible care. We offer the following dental services in case of an emergency.
The most crucial thing after any accident is to control the pain as much as possible. Dental injuries may cause severe pain if left untreated. The team of professional dentists at The Smile Clinic know how to deal with any sort of situation.
After our team is able to get your pain under control, the next task is the restoration of any lost or cracked teeth. We offer many different ways to repair, restore, or replace damaged teeth depending on what sort of situation you find yourself in. These remedies include dental crowns, inlays & onlays, and bridging among many other solutions.
Handling Dental Fractures
An accident may cause a tooth to fracture. In this case, our dentists will use every technique at their disposal to restore your smile.
While cavities themselves can be benign, if the tooth with said cavity takes damage during an accident, the bacteria in the cavity cause a potentially life-threatening infection. Likewise, any virus particles or fungal spores lingering in your moth can also cause infections in the case of an accident. Luckily, our team has access to many different anti-bacterial, anti-viral, and anti-fungal medications that they can use to prevent infections from occurring or spreading.
If you’ve had a recent accident that has resulted in pain or damage to your teeth, gums, or jaw, contact The Smile Clinic immediately. You’re always welcome at The Smile Clinic for any sort of appointment. Call our office immediately to get in touch with someone who can get you the help you deserve!
1. My tooth is broken, chipped, or knocked out! What should I do?
If the accident happened within the last few minutes, there’s a good chance that the tooth can be re-implanted if the entire tooth came loose. If it’s chipped or broken, the tooth can still be saved in many ways. Take the tooth (or the piece of tooth) and wrap it in a clean cloth or gauze, and if possible place it in a container full of milk. If you’re unable to contact us, please seek help at an emergency room, as the injury can become badly infected if left untreated.
2. I injured my teeth, gums, or jaw, but I don't feel any pain! Do I really need to see anyone for it?
Yes, you still need to seek help immediately. Even if you don’t feel any pain, or you’ve managed to bring the pain to a tolerable level on your own, there is a chance that the injury could get infected. Leaving these problems untreated could result in the need for a root canal, amputation, or worse. Seek help as soon as possible.
3. I broke my jaw! Should I call The Smile Clinic, or visit the emergency room?
We may be able to help, however, you should seek help at whichever option is the quickest and easiest to access. Always remember to apply a cold compress to the jaw while waiting for help. Depending on the severity of the fracture, you may still need treatment at a hospital.
4. I don't know if my injury is really an emergency. What if I'm not hurt as bad as I think?
It’s normal and natural to have anxiety about a dental emergency, especially if you’re beginning to panic about the situation and any fallout from it. The best thing to do is to call our team as soon as possible, as they can assess the situation and get you the help you need. If it’s late at night or if you’re out of town, you should call any sort of medical professional who is available to consult with them. They can help you figure out what the best solution is and if you even need emergency care.
5. How do I manage the pain while waiting for help?
After you’ve called our practice to consult with our staff, you should apply standard first aid solutions to the injury.