A dental emergency can be a frightening time. We are here to help you recover and preserve your teeth. Dental emergencies range in severity and risks, but with our advanced techniques and equipment, we will have you smiling again in no time!
Lost or Broken Filling: A fractured or dislodged filling that is broken or lost can cause discomfort and/or sharp pain as a result of jagged edges. These edges can cut the tongue and surrounding areas. The loss of a filling can also cause irritation to the side of cheek and may even lead to an ulcer. Levelling the filling or tooth edges at an emergency appointment can easily eliminate the sharp edges.
Crack, fracture, and mobility: Crack, fracture, and the mobility of a tooth are all related. The symptoms of a tooth that has been cracked are very similar to those of a tooth that has been fractured. A tooth crack is defined as an incomplete fracture of enamel or dentine and is not usually associated with mobility. Common symptoms include: cold sensitivity and sharp pain while chewing. The teeth most vulnerable to cracking are the lower molars.
Broken Crown: Crowns can become broken for a number of reasons including: fracture, non-retentive preparation, secondary caries, weak cement, excessive occlusal force, decementation, or loosening of the crown. Risks of a loose or broken crown include ingestion and inhalation. We recommend that you seek immediate dental assistance if your crown breaks.
Broken or Loose Implants: Although implant success is extremely high, sometimes they may become loose or may break completely. Implant failure is largely attributed to infection. Failures may also be due to moderate to severe bone loss. We recommend that you seek immediate dental care if your implant becomes loose or breaks.
Oral Swelling: Swelling may be a symptom of an oral infection. If an infection is present, the affected area will appear red, tender, and warm to the touch.
Abscessed Tooth: Abscesses are infections that occur around the root of a tooth or in the space between the teeth and gums. If an abscess is present, a localized pus formation is usually seen at the root end of the tooth, accompanied by redness and swelling. If the condition is acute, we may prescribe antibiotics in order to eradicate the infection before performing root canal therapy.
Knocked Out Tooth: Control the bleeding with direct pressure to the affected area with a cold compress. Recover the tooth if possible and be careful to not touch the root end of the tooth. It is possible to re-plant the tooth within 30 minutes of being knocked out. Transport it by either placing it gently back into the socket or in a glass of cold milk or wrapped in a cold, wet cloth. Seek our assistance right away.
Extruded Tooth: A tooth that has been forced out of its original position is known as an extruded tooth. Do not try to force the tooth either forward or backward into its original position. Seek our assistance immediately.
Soft-Tissue Injuries: Soft-tissue injuries include injury to the: tongue, cheeks, gums, and lips. Bleeding can ensue. Try to control the bleeding using a salt-water rinse, cold compress, or moistened gauze. If the bleeding does not stop, seek our assistance immediately.
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