An emergency dentist helps you when things are out of control and you no longer can manage to take care of your dental issues. Most people avoid seeing a dentist because of dental anxiety. But some situations compel you to go against your wishes and face your fears such as dental emergencies.
Below is the list of the conditions considered as dental emergencies. Read on to know more about them and realise how an emergency dentist helps you.
What are dental emergencies?
Dental emergencies are those unforeseen nasty dental accidents or conditions where you need professional medical attention as soon as possible. These can be broadly classified into situations that cause extreme dental pain and bleeding.
Some examples of the forms in which dental emergencies can arise are as follows:
- Knocked-out tooth
- Injured jaw
- Bleeding gums
- Painful swelling
- Cracked filling causing sensitivity
- Wisdom teeth pain
- Chipped tooth
How can an emergency dentist help you?
An emergency dentist is available round the clock to help you get out of painful and uncomfortable dental situations. We, at Healthy Smiles Dental Group in Melbourne, offer emergency dentistry services. You can save time for dental emergencies in our carefully drafted appointments schedule so that we can attend to emergencies right away.
Cases where no home remedies can stop your gums from bleeding or you have a fallen tooth, and you need to seek help from a dentist. Emergency dentist helps by fixing the bleeding gums, give medication to ease swellings, repair cracked fillings, and teeth that can hurt the insides of your mouth. The sole aim behind all these procedures is to ensure that you smile carefree.
Healthy Smiles tends to all the above-mentioned dental emergencies with efficiency even in these troubled times. We follow the protocol of social distancing and precautions to limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Patient safety is our top priority. Therefore, we make sure that our equipment and premises are clean and free from contamination.
Can dental emergencies be avoided?
You may also wonder; do we have to wait for things to get so complicated all the time before visiting a dentist? There are options to overcome your dental anxiety and avoid dental emergencies in the first place. Sleep dentistry is a doctrine of sedating a patient before proceeding with a dental procedure. This sedation helps a patient achieve a comfortable and virtually pain-free state.
Some of the dental emergencies can be avoided beforehand. Such as by wearing dental protection gear when you are on the field, especially in high-contact sports. Healthy Smiles can make custom-fit mouthguards for your convenience and comfort.
To avoid infections always follow a healthy oral hygiene routine by visiting your dentist at regular intervals for a routine dental check-up. This helps diagnose any oral health issues right when they start to appear instead of taking help when these issues turn into significant oral health conditions.