Dental emergencies, like any other medical crises, can be really unexpected and highly unpredictable. The key to ensuring that a dental emergency does not overwhelm you is to be prepared for any of the crises anticipated.
Part of the preparation needed to face a dental emergency is to have an emergency contact number of our dentist on standby at all times.
It is essential to understand that seeing your dentist within 30 minutes or less of your emergency may mean a whole lot of difference between losing your tooth or saving it and minimizing the damage done.
Our dentistry is prepared to handle these emergencies, and are stocked with adequate supplies and an emergency dentistry kit that is mandatory for any dentist practicing emergency dentistry.
Your teeth may be knocked out during a sporting incident, accident, or any other traumatic incident.
When this happens, you need to contact your dentist as soon as possible. Because if you respond promptly depending on the severity of the damage, your tooth may be salvaged and reattached, preventing permanent tooth loss.
You should pick up the tooth if you can, rinse it gently. If possible, you can try and reattach it and bite down gently to keep it in place.
If you cannot hold it in place, avoid interfering with the root at all costs, place it in a cup of milk to keep it moist as you make your way to our dentist.
You can also apply a cold press to reduce facial inflammation.
If you have a cracked tooth that is causing you any pain, then you should see our dentist promptly.
Gently rinse out your mouth with some warm water, apply a cold press to cut back on facial inflammation, and make your way to our emergency dentist.
You may experience loose teeth, tooth displacement, or misalignment after an injury, trauma, or biting down on some hard food.
What you should do is gently try and push the tooth back into its proper place and bite down gently on it to keep it in place as you make your way to our dentist.
Having a broken jaw can be quite a painful experience if you experience such a form of trauma, try and apply a cold press to reduce on the resulting inflammation as you make your way to our dentist for prompt treatment.
Some accidents may result in you acquiring lacerations on your tongue or cheeks. This may cause some insistent bleeding and may need to get looked at promptly by our dental surgeon.
You should rinse out the cut with warm water, try and curb the bleeding by applying some gauze if possible and make your way to our dentist promptly for treatment.
Dental infections may be life-threatening, mainly because they are accompanied by very high fever. You should, therefore, seek immediate medical assistance to get proper treatment and clear out the infection.
Other dental emergencies include food stuck between teeth, cracked tooth implants, broken braces, and adult or pediatric teeth extractions, and so on.
Depending on the severity of your medical emergency, several processes can be executed by our dentist.
The X-Ray will help our dentist to decide on the next cause of action, whether you are to get only your crown replaced or an entire root canal if your tooth pulp was damaged in any way.
Food getting stuck in your teeth can be a result of spaces on your gums that our dentist will address to ensure this does not occur again.
Whatever the dental emergency, at Bella Smiles, we are prepared to address it. Our dentists are equipped with an emergency dentistry kit and are available even after hours to promptly carter to your specific emergency.