02 Sep Are You Prepared For A Dental Emergency?
Tooth pain? A broken/lost tooth or dental restoration? Firstly, We are sorry you are in pain, but don’t worry, we are here to help. The DentalSPA is one of a few Dubai’s best Emergency Dentists in offering 24 hour Emergency Dental care.
A dental emergency normally requires immediate treatment and can involve teeth, gums, or jaw. Often, pain, swelling, bleeding, a loose or broken tooth are the main culprits of a dental emergency, but sometimes the need to see an emergency dentist can be caused by accident or trauma. It is not uncommon to go to bed after experiencing subtle discomfort for a day or so and then suddenly wake up to excruciating pain and a swollen jaw requiring immediate treatment.
A dental emergency is never convenient. They can be scary and stressful too. We are available and our priority is to get you out of dental pain and return you to comfort as fast as possible. Our dental team is experienced in quickly and successfully treating any type of dental emergency, including:
- Fixing or replacing dental restorations including dental crowns, veneers or bridges.
- Fixing or replacing dentures
- Fixing cracked, chipped or lost teeth
- Restoring Cavities with Dental fillings
- Tooth extraction
- Root canal treatment
- Cosmetic dentistry
- Teeth whitening
Symptoms of Dental Emergency
Swollen Mouth or Jaw
Swelling is a sign of a very serious dental infection and should be addressed quickly. Other symptoms along with swelling may include tooth pain, sensitivity, a fever or bad taste in your mouth. Each of these symptoms could indicate a dental abscess.
It’s important to note that dental abscesses will not go away without being treated and normally require antibiotics. Untreated abscesses heighten the chance of the infection spreading to other parts of the body. If you suspect you have an abscess, you should seek urgent dental care as soon as possible. Usually, Dentists treat assesses with root canal therapy carried out by an Endodontist, however if severe, some abscesses require extraction of the tooth.
It happens more often than you might realize. Your child falls off their bike or is playing football and runs into a teammate and breaks a tooth. When a tooth or teeth are broken, displaced or knocked out, you will more than likely need an emergency dental appointment.
If you or your child enjoy playing a contact sport (such as hockey, football or basketball), you might want to consider investing in a custom-fitted mouth guard. Wearing a mouth guard will significantly lower the risk of damaging, breaking or losing teeth from collisions or falls.
Sensitivity doesn’t always signal a serious problem. Tooth sensitivity to either hot or cold foods (or both) can be caused by a small amount of decay, a loose filling, or by a little gum recession that exposes small areas of the root surface.
Tooth sensitivity may not always require an emergency dentist, but you should mention your sensitivity to hot and cold food and drinks to your dentist during your regular dental exam or cleaning appointments.
It might be a good idea to buy toothpaste especially formulated for sensitive teeth and use it along with gentle brushing.
Preventing A Dental Emergency
Although accidents like chipping or knocking out a tooth are sometimes unavoidable, making sure you see your dentist regularly and practicing good oral health and dental care is the best way to prevent the need to see an emergency dentist.
Make sure you brush your teeth at least twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste and a soft bristled brush. Schedule regular dental appointments at least once a year for a routine general check-up with a dentist and see the hygienist for dental cleaning a minimum of twice a year.
Give Us A Call
Your health and comfort are our main priority. If you’re experiencing serious oral pain and feel you have a dental emergency and require dental emergency treatment, call our emergency number 050 5630611.