A dental emergency can happen at any time during the day or night. Most emergencies require immediate attention and in these situations you can rely on High Street Dental to give you the care and attention that you deserve.
Dental emergency situations
The following conditions need to be attended to on an emergency basis.
Sudden sharp toothache can be quite overwhelming making it very difficult to eat or sleep. Such severe toothaches are often caused by serious dental infection or abscess that has reached the nerves inside the tooth.
Broken or fractured teeth
If you break a tooth in an accident, while playing sports, or while eating, it is extremely important to see a dentist as soon as you can. The sooner you reach the dentist, the more your chances of complete recovery. Look for pieces of your broken tooth, and bring them to the dentist inside a cup of milk.
Tooth knocked out
It can be quite traumatic to have a tooth knocked out of your mouth, but it often happens during accidents and sports. Remember that this is a common emergency situation, and our dentists are completely trained and capable of handling the situation.
If you are able to reach our emergency dentist within an hour, there is a very high chance that you will be able to save the tooth. Lift the knocked out tooth by the crown, clean it gently under some cold water, gently place it back in the socket and come to our office.
Chipped or lost filling
Sometimes it may happen that you are dental filling comes loose or gets chipped. If you do not feel any intense pain, perhaps you can wait during regular office hours to seek treatment. However, if you feel pain it is better to come in as quickly as possible to insert a new filling right away.
Lost or damaged crowns
A lost crown is also a dental emergency if the pain is intense and unbearable. Make an appointment with our emergency dental team as quickly as possible. However, if the pain is not too severe you may wait till the next day to visit the dentist.
Other than the above, oral injuries, dental abscesses, and loose braces can also be considered dental emergencies if accompanied by intense discomfort that you cannot handle.
If you are experiencing any of the above problems, don’t panic. Our dental team is fully capable of handling any emergency situation.
If you think you may be having a dental emergency, set up an appointment with our emergency dentist by calling our friendly team. We will try and see you as quickly as possible.