Nobody likes emergencies, let alone when they are linked to teeth and gums.
An emergency with your teeth can occur unexpectedly and be very uncomfortable, with many people eager to stay away from dental surgeries waiting to get into one for an appointment.
Therefore, it is vital to recognise the signs that you may need to see an emergency dental team.
If you think you have a dental emergency, please contact our dentist in Doncaster East. We will aim to see you within 24 hours, which will help us resolve the discomfort you may be in and help you get back on track. Great!
So, here are five common signs that you should seek emergency dental care from our dentist in Doncaster East.
A severe toothache is one of the most common signs that you need to see our dentist in Doncaster East. If you are experiencing a sharp, throbbing, or constant toothache that does not go away with over-the-counter pain medications, it is important to seek emergency dental care. Dental soreness can be caused by a variety of reasons, such as decay, gum disease, or an abscessed tooth. Our emergency team can diagnose the underlying cause of your toothache and provide immediate treatment to relieve the pain.
Cracked, chipped or broken tooth
If you have a cracked, chipped, or broken tooth, it is important to seek emergency dental care as soon as possible. A broken tooth can expose the sensitive nerves and tissues inside the tooth, causing extreme pain and sensitivity. If the tooth is not treated promptly, it can lead to infection and further damage to the tooth. Our same-day dental team can repair or restore the tooth to prevent further damage and alleviate pain.
Loose or knocked-out tooth
If you have a loose tooth, it is important to see our dental team as soon as you can. A loose or knocked-out tooth can be a result of trauma to the mouth, such as a sports injury or a fall. If the tooth is not re-implanted within 30 minutes, the chances of saving the tooth decrease significantly. We can re-implant the tooth or provide a dental implant to restore the function and appearance of your smile.
Swollen or bleeding gums
Swollen or bleeding gums can be a sign of gum disease, which is a serious issue that can lead to tooth loss and other health problems. If you notice that your gums appear red, swollen, tender, or bleeding, it is important to see our emergency dental team as soon as possible. Our emergency dental team can evaluate your gums, diagnose the underlying cause of the issue, and provide the appropriate treatment to prevent further damage.
Jaw pain or swelling
If you are experiencing jaw pain or swelling, it may be a sign of a dental emergency. Jaw pain can be caused by a variety of reasons, such as a TMJ disorder or an infection in the jawbone. If left untreated, jaw pain can cause difficulty with chewing and speaking, as well as other serious health problems. Our emergency team can diagnose the underlying cause of your jaw pain and provide the appropriate treatment to alleviate pain and prevent further damage.
All treatment carries risks. Individual consultation is required with one of our practitioners to ensure that the treatment is right for you.