DENTAL EMERGENCIES

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TOOTHACHE

A toothache can occur as a result of dental caries (decay), infection or following trauma. Most commonly, the pain is caused because the nerve of the tooth is irritated. Though there are many other risk factors that can cause a toothache including poorly placed fillings or crowns, gum disease, plaque just to name a few.

 

Early diagnosis and treatment are important to find the origin/reason for the tooth pain.

Facial Swelling

Facial swelling may occur as a result of an infected tooth and should not be left untreated. Treatment options can be discussed with your dentist following examination/diagnosis and may include either extraction, root canal therapy or other treatment.

All invasive or surgical procedures carry risks. Some people may not be suitable candidates for this procedure. Your dentist will discuss all risks prior to commencing any treatment.

Extractions

An extraction is the removal of a tooth and may be indicated for several reasons including; extensive damage to a tooth which is beyond repair, infection and periodontal disease. Our dentists may try to save your tooth through root canal treatment or fillings, but in cases where that is not possible, a tooth extraction may be advised.

 

All invasive or surgical procedures carry risks. Some people may not be suitable candidates for this procedure. Your dentist will discuss all risks prior to commencing any treatment.

Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth do not usually push through (erupt) until people are in their late teens or early twenties and are usually the last teeth to come through. Most people have four wisdom teeth, though some people have none. In some people there isn’t enough room for wisdom teeth and may require extraction. Depending on the complexity of the extractions, a referral to an oral and maxillofacial surgeon may be provided by your dentist.

All invasive or surgical procedures carry risks. Some people may not be suitable candidates for this procedure. Your dentist will discuss all risks prior to commencing any treatment.

Trauma

Accidents can happen and may have quite serious consequences for our teeth. Much of the trauma of dental injury can be minimised if you know what precautions to take and what to do in the unfortunate event you suffer damage to your teeth. Teeth can be cracked, chipped or become loose from accidents in ways not visible to the naked eye, and failure to get them checked out quickly by your dentist may mean sustaining otherwise avoidable long-term damage. 

 

All invasive or surgical procedures carry risks.  Some people may not be suitable candidates for this procedure. Your dentist will discuss all risks prior to commencing any treatment.

Broken/Cracked Teeth

Broken/cracked teeth can occur as a result of dental caries (cavities), broken fillings, clenching/grinding, trauma or biting on hard foods. Early treatment is important and propagating cracks may be stopped or slowed down, improving the chance to save the tooth.  In severe cases the tooth may split in half and require extraction.  

 

All invasive or surgical procedures carry risks. Some people may not be suitable candidates for this procedure. Your dentist will discuss all risks prior to commencing any treatment.

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