Dental emergencies rarely happen at a convenient time, and we understand that being in pain or discomfort can be a little scary. That is why Lakeside Dental Spa is here to help you the best way we can by offering you an immediate and accessible dental emergency.
When to Contact Us Immediately
In cases of dental emergencies as a result of incidents in the home, car accidents and participation in sporting activities, patients may seek emergency pain relief to alleviate discomfort.
Some dental damage can wait until an appointment, but in certain cases wherein the pulp in a broken tooth is visible, prompt medical attention is advised. Dental abscess (there is a collection of pus in a tooth) is usually accompanied by a severe and throbbing toothache, swelling of the gum, fever, and (in severe cases) spasm of the jaw and difficulty in breathing and swallowing. This condition requires immediate treatment not only to relieve the pain but also to prevent possible loss of the affected tooth.
Aside from providing pain relief, emergency dental solutions also include services such as smoothing a chipped tooth, creating a temporary filling or dressing an infected tooth.
What To Do After You Break or Chip a Tooth?
Before you get to your dentist, here are some home fixes you can do:
- rinse your mouth with warm water to clean it
- apply pressure to stop bleeding
- apply cold compress on the outside area to reduce swelling
In case you can find the broken piece of your tooth, wrap it in gauze and bring it with you to your appointment. A small crack may not seem too serious but you must have this fixed as soon as possible. Your tooth is normally protected by a tough outer layer of enamel, any breach to this may allow bacteria to get in which may lead to the development of cavity or even more serious infection.
There is no need to worry! With our gentle and caring team of experts, we can restore your lovely smile. Contact us immediately to book an appointment.
FREE Virtual Consultation
In pain, but worried about travelling? We offer a FREE Virtual Consultation so we can diagnose the problem and provide immediate care no matter where you are. Call us to book a FREE Virtual Consultation or send us a message using the online form.
For more information, please speak to our friendly team on (07) 4191 4787.
Our practice is located at 8/6-8 Liuzzi St. Pialba QLD 4655.