Swanhillsmiles

Dental Emergencies & Trauma

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Common Dental Emergencies We Treat

Here are some of the most common types of dental emergencies for which patients seek our care:

  • Chipped teeth
  • Toothaches
  • Lesions in mouth
  • Broken teeth
  • Oral swelling
  • Traumatic injuries

Sometimes there can be damage or infection that isn’t visible, such as when a child falls and bumps their mouth. It’s best to address it quickly so that we can address concerns before they escalate.

Get Care

If you’re in pain, contact us straightaway, we’re here for you even if that means working a little later or through our lunch break. For emergencies during the evenings or weekends, feel free to send a message to us on Facebook and someone will get back to you as quickly as possible.

What to Do If You’re in Pain

Most tooth pain is caused by swelling. Taking an over-the-counter pain relief medication as directed by your GP or pharmacist is best. It can also be helpful to apply a cold compress to the side of your face for 20 minutes at a time. If gum swelling is present, rinse with a warm saltwater solution to help alleviate inflammation.

For urgent emergencies outside of business hours, go straight to the nearest emergency room.

What to Expect at Your Appointment

When you make an emergency appointment, we’ll book you for a consultation and X-ray, if needed. After our dentist evaluates your tooth, we will discuss what treatment options there are to choose from. We’ll provide you with all the information you need to make an educated choice about your smile’s care. Our dentists will also break down the pricing of each procedure so that you can budget accordingly.

FAQ's

Our dentist will examine and take x-rays of your teeth to make sure you are a good candidate for whitening. With whitening, only the pigments in the enamel of the teeth are whitened. Fillings and crowns do not whiten with bleaching .

The root canal treatment aims is to save a tooth that has been decayed, diseased or injured. In this procedure, the dead tissue is removed from the canal, and tooth is cleaned with medicaments and shaped. After that the canals are filled with biocompatible material. In Most instances crowning of tooth is required after root canal treatment. In cases, where root canal treatment may not be appropriate, extraction may be the best option.

With the advent of modern digital radiographic techniques and high speed films ,which has dramatically reduced the exposure times so much so that an average dental x-ray is as harmful as one hour flight.

When your baby does not have teeth yet, you should wipe his/her gums with wet warm clean cloth after every feed. Once baby gets her first teeth, make sure you clean them after feed with a warm wet cloth and also do make sure that baby is not sleeping with a bottle in mouth. Your toddler should follow routine tooth brushing regimen as rest of the family but making sure to put just a smear of toothpaste. You may choose to use milk teeth toothpaste, which contains less fluoride until the first permanent teeth start erupting, but regular toothpaste can also be used if right amount is used.