Emergency Dental Gosford
Dental emergencies can happen at any time and without warning. Sometimes they are the result of an accident, while other times they are due to an underlying condition. But whatever the cause, it is vital that you seek emergency treatment as soon as possible.
However, research shows that 3 in 10 people avoid contacting a dentist for emergency treatment because of worries about cost. But any delay in seeking treatment can make the problem worse and more expensive to repair.
So if you experience any sort of dental trauma, you should make an emergency appointment today.
When should you seek emergency dental treatment?
Generally speaking, you should seek emergency dental treatment for the following conditions:
- Abscess or infection
- Broken or chipped teeth
- Knocked-out teeth
- Severe bleeding
- Lost filling
- Severe pain or sensitivity
If you’re experiencing any of the above issues, please get in touch with us as soon as possible to book!
Abscess or infection
- An abscess is an infection that forms inside the root of the teeth or between the teeth and gums. Abscesses are usually caused by a bacterial infection and can be particularly painful.
- Left untreated an abscess can spread and cause other complications such as tooth decay and gum disease. This makes dealing with the problem much more difficult, so you must get an abscess dealt with as soon as possible.
Broken or chipped teeth
- Broken or chipped teeth are probably the most common form of emergency. Usually, they are the result of sports injuries or accidents but they may also be caused by biting down on a hard object.
- Whatever the cause you should seek emergency treatment immediately because a broken or chipped tooth is more susceptible to infection. You should also avoid eating hot or cold foods until the tooth has been repaired.
- If the tooth has been knocked out cleanly you should seek emergency treatment as soon as possible as there is a chance the tooth can be saved.
- Pick up the tooth, preferably without touching the root, and wash it in cold milk. If it is possible to reinsert the tooth back into the socket, do so. This will greatly increase the chances of us being able to save it.
- If you are not able to reinsert the tooth yourself, coat it in saliva and place in a sealed container. This should then be given to the dentist when you arrive for your appointment.
Severe pain or sensitivity
- Severe tooth pain can be caused by a fractured tooth, damaged nerve or an infection. So if you experience debilitating pain when eating, which doesn’t go away immediately. You should make an appointment to see your dentist as soon as possible.
- Because fast treatment can save a damaged tooth and reduce the risk of infection. Getting the problem dealt with quickly can also reduce the need for more invasive treatments later on.
Have a dental emergency? Get in touch now!
If you have experienced any of the above dental emergencies, get in touch with us as soon as possible. The sooner you act, the easier it is for us to repair the damage. Any delay, particularly for broken teeth greatly reduces the effectiveness of treatment.
Albany Dental is one of the leading dentists in the Gosford area. Our experienced dentists are experts at repairing broken teeth and managing infections. And because we keep appointments free each day to deal with emergencies, we should be able to fit you in quickly.