Dental emergencies are unpredictable by definition, but that shouldn’t stop us from being prepared. Here are a few specific ways to help deal with a tooth emergency.
Assess the Situation
If you’ve just had a tooth knocked out by a baseball, your assessment won’t require many nuances. But several other dental issues that could need urgent care are less noticeable. In these cases, you will want to describe your symptoms clearly and comprehensively. This will help your Brisbane CBD emergency dentist to provide a diagnosis of your potential issues and how to best treat them.
Relieving Tooth Pain Is a Priority
Dental pain is never something we want you to experience, but pain can have many meanings. If you have a toothache, the pace to start with your pain’s intensity. Depending on where it hurts, you may be suffering from the following:
- A fractured tooth
- Advanced periodontal disease
- A tooth abscess or infection
- A broken dental crown or filling
Treat a Knocked-Out Tooth Promptly
Where you have an avulsed or knocked-out tooth, treat this as an emergency because only timely action can save your tooth. If this ever happens, Dr Matthew Pulvirenti recommends these immediate measures:
- Avoid the tooth root, only handle it by the crown
- Rinse only with clear water
- If the tooth can go back into its original socket, place it there and secure it with gauze
- If you can’t replace it, keep the tooth moist with water or saliva
- Call our dental clinic on (07) 3221 5855 immediately
Contact Us for Emergency Dental Care in Brisbane CBD
Being prepared, you now know that in case of a dental problem, pain, or swelling, compile your symptoms, and you may call our clinic on (07) 3221 5855 for more instructions. Our caring team’s mission is to ensure that we handle your emergency skillfully and promptly.