Accidents can happen, despite how well we do or don’t take care of our teeth. Injuries occur that can occasionally make immediate dental attention from a professional necessary. We offer emergency dental appointments for anybody who can’t wait for a regular visit. Your dentist can fix your problem during your emergency appointment before it worsens and becomes more serious.

Is my Toothache a Dental Emergency?

For the most part, it’s fine to leave your dental issues for a week or two as you wait for your regular dental appointment to roll around. However, in cases where your pain has become so intense that you can no longer conduct your life as normal, you may benefit from a more urgent appointment.
Toothache affects many people and is generally not too serious. Most people will experience a dull ache that, while uncomfortable, doesn’t massively hinder their ability to live their life until their dental appointment. However, sometimes toothache can be incredibly painful to the point where it can become debilitating. In this case, it may be necessary to call up Gentle Smiles Dental for an emergency appointment.

What Should I do in the Meantime?

Nonetheless, you shouldn’t take your decision to call for an emergency appointment too lightly. We always aim to prioritise the most desperate cases, which cannot happen if too many people call for emergency appointments. To ease your toothache at home, first try a saltwater solution. Mix half a teaspoon of table salt with eight ounces of water and swill it around your mouth two to three times a day. This should act as an antiseptic, effectively removing the bacteria from the affected area.
If you are still in pain after trying this solution, try some over the counter medication such as ibuprofen, or apply a cold compress to your cheek to reduce any swelling.

What If My Tooth Has Been Knocked Out?

Teeth can sometimes be knocked out, cracked or chipped in accidents. In this case, it’s important to see a dentist as soon as possible to save your lost tooth. Hang on to the tooth if possible, storing it in your mouth or a glass of milk as you travel to the dentist. Once here, your dentist will bind the tooth to the surrounding teeth for support. Your tooth should grow back into position as it heals.
If it is not possible to restore your teeth for whatever reason, your dentist will discuss with you the various teeth replacement options we offer here at Gentle Smiles Dental. From veneers to bridges, our treatments are designed to make your mouth feel and look as natural as possible.

Visit Gentle Smiles Dental for Emergency Dental Appointments

You should always make an effort to maintain oral hygiene to prevent problems with your teeth. However, emergency dental appointments may prove necessary if an urgent problem arises. Call Gentle Smiles Dental for an emergency appointment today to vanquish your extreme toothache or fix your broken teeth.

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