Type Of Dental Emergency You Should See Dentist Immediately
Teeth pain is the most excruciating type of pain anyone can experience and it requires immediate attention. This is why it is important to see a dentist as soon as possible when you feel the onset of a toothache.
Here are the most familiar types of Dental Emergencies:
1 ) Toothaches
Toothaches are the pain in or around a tooth. Toothaches can have different causes or origins. i. Trauma leading to painful cracks or fractures in the tooth and you will see the crack on the surface of teeth or part of teeth chip away. Trauma often occurs as a result of an accident or sports injury. We usually advise the patient to remove the whole tooth. So, a new tooth can be grown again.
ii. Teeth grinding can also cause toothaches or hypersensitivity. It does not always cause symptoms that happen when you are sleeping. And some people get facial pain and headaches when grinding teeth unintentionally, and teeth grinding can wear down your teeth over time. We often did not realise we grind their teeth and clench their jaws and are not aware we are doing it. Especially happens during sleep, or while concentrating or under stress.
iii. You cannot leave Dental decay untreated and it will encroach on the nerve. It will cause severe pain. Dental plaque is usually the cause. Dental plaque is a type of bacteria that converts sugars into acid resulting in a hole in your teeth. Depending on the situation, filling a crown will be enough but if it is serious, we will have to remove the whole tooth.
2 ) Fractured Teeth
Fractured Teeth caused by Accidental Injury Or Trauma can simply be a cosmetic concern if a front tooth is affected. Although, you do not feel the pain. Still, you should come to us as well.
Fractured teeth can be restored with a filling or a crown if there is no pain. That means the root is still intact. Does not require Root Canal Therapy.
In some situations, badly fractured teeth are considered non-restorable. This means there is no hope for the tooth, and should therefore be extracted. A dental implant, bridge, or Removable Prosthesis can be used to replace the missing tooth.
3 ) Luxated Teeth
Luxated Teeth can be treated by adjusting the tooth or teeth and planting Them To Adjacent Undamaged Teeth. We use a wire, or other bondable material to do this. We will require to follow up appointments.
4 ) Avulsed Teeth
Avulsed Teeth is the entire tooth including the root that comes out of the socket, it should be manually replaced into the socket and see us immediately.
5 ) Serious Infection If you have swelling in the face, head, or neck. That means you have a serious infection. These infections can be treated with Antibiotics, Coupled With Extraction Or Root Canal Therapy of the infected tooth. In some instances, antibiotics with or without surgical drainage at the hospital will be necessary.
Nevertheless, if you have more questions please make an appointment and we will be happy to see you.