Emergency dental treatment with our dentist
It is important to visit the dentist on a regular basis to make sure that your teeth are strong and healthy and free from signs of tooth decay or gum disease. Despite good dental care, one day you may find yourself in a dental emergency. Here at Northern Beaches Dental we are able to provide you with emergency dental care. Toothache can be extremely painful and therefore, if you feel the onset of a toothache, then it is essential that you book an emergency appointment with our dentist Mackay urgently.
What happens if you injure your mouth?
Toothache can occur as a result of many different reasons. If you have been in an accident or suffered an injury or trauma to your mouth, this can lead to cracks and chips in the tooth and cause excruciating toothache which needs to be dealt with immediately. Often an injury simply causes aesthetic issues to your smile. However, if the tooth is fractured then you may need to undergo a filling or have the tooth restored with a crown. In some cases, a badly fractured tooth may be non-restorable and you may need to undergo an extraction. In this case you can find out about the different treatments and procedures available to replace the missing tooth. If the tooth has become wobbly then our dentist MacKay can reposition the tooth by splinting it together with your adjacent healthy teeth. This can be done using a wire or other bonding material. We will advise that you visit the dentist and make a follow-up appointment to ensure that the tooth heals successfully. If your tooth falls out then you can manually replace it into position and visit our dentist Mackay immediately. If this is done within 60 minutes then there is a good chance of success.
Toothache as a result of tooth decay
Tooth decay that has been left unaddressed and spread to the dental pulp causes severe pain as well as infection or dental abscesses. Toothache which occurs as a result of tooth decay can almost always be successfully treated by extracting the tooth or carrying out a root canal. A root canal procedure helps eliminate the infection and protects the tooth from future microbial invasion, but unfortunately if this is not possible then the tooth will have to be removed. This should provide instant relief and as with an injury, our dentist Mackay will talk to you about replacing your missing teeth according to your requirements and preferences at Northern Beaches Dental.
Infections of a dental origin are also a dental emergency and can cause serious pain and swelling. It is important that you visit our dentist immediately as these infections can be treated with antibiotics, and if this does not solve the issue then you may require a tooth extraction or root canal therapy of the infected tooth. If you or someone you know is in pain and suffering from toothache then visit us for emergency dental treatment immediately. We understand what a traumatic situation a dental emergency can be and we will aim to see you as soon as possible, usually on the same day, to help relieve the pain and discomfort.
All treatment carries risks. Individual consultation is required with one of our practitioners to ensure that the treatment is right for you.