Emergency Dentist Gold Coast QLD
Has an incident or accident left you with damaged teeth or oral pain? When it comes to a dental emergency it’s best not to wait and risk further damage and discomfort.
Preserving the natural state of your teeth is favourable for both your dental hygiene and health, and, the physical appearance of your smile. Seeking immediate medical advice in the case of a dental emergency is vitally important, and could mean the difference between saving your natural smile and requiring extensive and expensive long term dental surgery.
Some of the more common dental emergencies include:
A broken or chipped tooth
From time to time we find ourselves in accidents that can lead to a chipped or broken tooth, in such a case you should get in contact with a dental professional as soon as possible.
You should wash your mouth by rinsing with warm salty water, and take normal medication if you are suffering pain from a headache.
The good news? You don’t need to worry too much, you’ve still got your tooth! Dental crowns are a simple and ideal procedure that will repair and strengthen chipped or broken teeth.
A toothache may actually be caused by a problem such as a dental cavity or gum disease. If you have a persisting toothache it’s important to diagnose the cause as soon as possible.
Knocked out or lost tooth
If your tooth has been completely knocked out, it’s time to move! Getting to a dentist or your local emergency room within half hour can be the difference between life and death for your natural tooth.
You should hold the tooth by the crown and not the root and, after gently rinsing the tooth with water or milk, try to place the tooth back into the socket. If this is not possible place your tooth into a small container or cup of milk while you transit to the medical centre or dentist.
To Note: Any dental procedure carries risks which also may depend on your general health. This will be discussed with you prior to any dental intervention.
Before proceeding you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner such as your dentist or your doctor.