Dental Emergency: What to Know?

A dental emergency

It’s as good as anyone’s worst nightmare

Dental Emergency is a broad term used to describe an issue involving the teeth and supporting tissues. The word emergency is used for issues which are of high importance to be fixed or treated.

There are a number of possible scenarios that can be classified as the dental emergencies. Whenever you encounter one yourself, you may want to seek dental help as soon as possible. Many surgeries account for emergencies with an out of hours service to help those struggling.

If you happen to be in Australia and are seeking an emergency dentist Sydney has, there are a lot whom you can turn to that offer recovery services and can get you feeling well again.

The worst thing is walking around with a broken or infected tooth. So, sometimes knowing where your nearest emergency dentist is, can really help. It’s also important to know what classifies as a dental emergency so that if something happens to you, you will know exactly what action to take.

Dental Emergency : What to know?

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Common Dental Emergency

You will find that dental injuries can be very frequent and common in competitive sports. Whenever someone experiences a trauma to their mouth, face or neck, there is a potential threat to their teeth as well. It’s also important to note that if your mouth is constantly bleeding, you should call emergency services and seek medical assistance at your local A&E instantly.

Let’s look at some of the most common emergencies when it comes to our teeth

> Knocking out a tooth

This is an extreme scenario but can often happen. Whether someone falls or hits themselves on something with force, teeth can become easily dislodged and fall out. However, there are some steps you can take to save your tooth.

These are some things you can do:

– Don’t touch the root of the tooth always hold it at the top part
– Wash it with water carefully
– Try placing it back in the gums but if it doesn’t hold or you cannot find a way to secure it, place it in some milk. This will preserve it until you can find your way to a dental surgery.
– Now get in touch with your dentist or any local surgery for immediate help. You want to be seen preferably within the first 60 minutes after it has been displaced.

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> A tooth that has been broken/chipped

When teeth become cracked or chipped whilst eating something hard or from other circumstances, seek medical help as soon as possible. Your dentist will be able to run through some options with you to get your tooth sorted immediately. Whether it is fractured or broken, they will also be able to suggest effective pain relief and prevent
infection.

> Infections

Infection can be due to some virus, bacteria or fungi. You will feel it when you have an infection. Your gums will be painful or red and swollen. You may also struggle to swallow or breathe. If this happens then call emergency medical services as soon as you can and visit your local A&E.

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13 Comments

  1. Michelle August 28, 2018 at 1:09 am - Reply

    I am such a baby when it comes to going to the dentist, but I must admit that I take pretty good care of my teeth. After spending nearly three weeks correcting cavities I vowed to have better oral care and I do!

    Great information! x

    Michelle
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  2. Krish August 29, 2018 at 3:13 pm - Reply

    One got to take good care of teeth…we generally neglect and suffer after we lose a couple of teeth…
    Very informative and useful article

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      Neha Sharma August 31, 2018 at 4:15 pm - Reply

      Thanks for stopping by.

  3. Sitharaam Jayakumar September 2, 2018 at 12:30 pm - Reply

    That was an excellent account of what to do when someone ends up with a tooth emergency. The teeth I feel are not given adequate importance in our country and we often tend to neglect them. It is only when we get old and we start losing them do we realize how very necessary they are for us. #MyFriendAlexa #JaiSReads

  4. ☆Novemberschild☆ (@romspeaks) September 2, 2018 at 2:44 pm - Reply

    Any trauma to the mouth that may cause bleeding and lacerations to the gums, and dislodge or fracture teeth, and may require immediate medical attention. Whether the result of an accident or biting on a piece of food that’s too hard, mouth injuries can cause teeth to become cracked, broken, or knocked out/dislodged. It is important to see a dentist because if left untreated, a dental emergency can lead to serious complications.

  5. Shubhra Rastogi September 2, 2018 at 6:53 pm - Reply

    Great information!

  6. Hema September 2, 2018 at 10:51 pm - Reply

    A good read on dental care. You have covered almost all the information very well.. People often ignore dental care and suffer with one thing or another.

    #MyFriendAlexa #zenithbuzzreads

  7. Anisha Agrawal September 2, 2018 at 11:08 pm - Reply

    Such an informative post neha.. We never really plan or care about dental emergencies .. now will have these points in mind

  8. Pratikshya Mishra September 3, 2018 at 9:40 am - Reply

    For starters, I had no idea there could even be a term like the dental emergency. This was very informative post and I now know incidents like these do happen. We need to use our brains and get help within the first hour itself.

  9. Neha Tambe September 3, 2018 at 10:34 pm - Reply

    This is helpful information. I remember my lo once fell with such a force that his tooth fell. Thankfully as our doctor is close by we got immediate help

  10. Tamanna September 4, 2018 at 10:14 pm - Reply

    This is such an informative post, though I am aware of this term, I didnt know about the other intricacies of it.

  11. Rashni September 8, 2018 at 4:12 pm - Reply

    Oh as a kid I ‘ve had real tough time with my teeth. I now take care and ensure that my child does not suffer. This was quite informative for someone like me.

  12. Surbhi Mahobia September 9, 2018 at 2:49 pm - Reply

    I just had an RCT. My god knows how terrified I was. Though the dentist was good looking so that’s the saving grace. Lol! #surreads #myfriendalexa #blogchatter

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