What is emergency dental care?
A dental emergency can happen to anyone at any time which needs to be treated as early as possible. Emergency dental care is treating dental problems such as acute pain in a tooth, unstoppable bleeding from gums or facial trauma that affects teeth.
Common dental emergencies
Dental emergencies should be treated ASAP to prevent further complications. Here is the list of common dental emergencies;
- A dental injury such as a broken or fractured tooth
- Swollen gums
- Severe pain
- Pain on biting
- Objects stuck between teeth
- Post dental surgery complexities
Emergency dental procedures
Sometimes emergency dental procedures are performed to prevent additional complications.
- Root canal
- Exertion of tooth
- Other procedures to cure dental emergencies.
Emergency treatment for toothache
Every dental emergency should be treated by the dentist. However, before you see your dentist perform the remedies at home to reduce toothache.
- Put a cold pack on the affected side of a face
- Take pain reliever medicine such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen
- Rinse your mouth with warm salt water
- Visit us as soon as possible to rule out problems.
Emergency dental care for kids
Children are more vulnerable to tooth injury. For the most part, emergency dental care for kids is the same as adult care. One thing you need to make sure is that don't panic as it may affect the kid. Reassure the kid and get the dental treatment.
Common dental emergency for kids:
- Knocked out tooth
- Tooth fracture
- Tooth pain due to decay, etc.