Our team can help to get you out of pain as quickly as possible during a dental emergency
At Oracare our aim is to respond to dental emergencies as quickly as possible, whether it’s a simple problem or a complicated problem.
What is a dental emergency?
The most common forms of dental emergencies are unbearable toothaches and accidents causing damage to the mouth.
Any issues causing severe pain, bleeding, infection and swelling or trauma suffered to the mouth and face require emergency attention.
Dental emergencies can include:
Severe toothache – Toothaches can be a sign of another underlying problem that needs attention. It’s important to visit the dentist for an emergency appointment.
Knocked out tooth – At Oracare we know accidents can happen and this includes having a tooth knocked out. In this situation it’s important to avoid touching the roots of the tooth and trying and put it back in. However, if it won’t go back into its socket, place it in a container of milk or fresh water after rinsing it off. Please try to get to the dentist within an hour to have the best chance to save the tooth.
Broken tooth – Cracks, fractures and broken teeth post a health risk as they give bad bacteria a direct route into the root canal of a tooth. This can cause a tooth to become infected. It’s important to ring for an emergency dental appointment as soon as possible.
Tooth abscesses – Did you know that dental abscesses can be potentially life threatening? An abscess is an infection that can spread and easily get into the bloodstream. Symptoms include a fever, tooth sensitivity, toothache and irritated lymph nodes in the neck. If any of these symptoms are of concern, please book an emergency dental appointment.
Laceration – Any deep wound inside the mouth causing uncontrollable bleeding should be dealt with by visiting your nearest emergency room for immediate medical attention. Please book a follow-up dental appointment so that we can examine your dental health or any damage.
Important questions to ask yourself to judge whether it’s an emergency:
Is your pain severe and unbearable?
Is your mouth infected?
Are you bleeding uncontrollably?
Suffering a knocked-out tooth?
Are your teeth loose?
If you answer yes to any of those questions, you need to visit Oracare for emergency dentistry.
How to avoid dental emergencies?
You can avoid dental emergencies by maintaining good oral hygiene and taking protective measures to reduce the chance of suffering oral trauma.
Visiting the dentist every six months
Brushing your teeth twice a day
Rinsing your mouth out regularly to remove excess debris
Wearing a custom-made mouthguard during contact sports
Avoiding risky activities
Contact Oracare in Cleveland QLD for emergency dental care
Our experienced emergency dentists can get you out of pain fast and discover the source of your pain.
If you are suffering from a dental emergency, please call Oracare on 07 3286 6914. In the event that you had to visit the emergency room for any oral related issues, please book in for a follow-up dental appointment so that our dentists can check up on your oral health.
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