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Maroubra Emergency Dentistry: Quick Solutions for Dental Emergencies

Maroubra Emergency Dentistry: Quick Solutions for Dental Emergencies

If you’re a Maroubra resident experiencing a dental emergency, it’s always good to know there is a team of caring dental experts on hand to help. Dental Avenue in Maroubra provides emergency dentistry care for a number of conditions, ensuring you get the treatment and relief you need. In this guide, we’ll give you some information about dental emergencies and some practical tips for when disaster does strike.

What We Offer Emergency Treatment for

We offer a comprehensive range of treatments for a number of dental emergencies. From chipped teeth to facial swelling, there are many conditions that can be considered emergency dentistry. Essentially, if it is causing you significant pain and discomfort that can’t be eased with over-the-counter pain relief, it’s likely to be an emergency.

Here are some of the most common issues that we deal with when providing emergency dentistry.

Cracked or Chipped Teeth

For most people, a chipped or cracked tooth causes significant pain. Many things can cause broken teeth, including chewing on a hard piece of food, impact/sports injuries, misuse of teeth (opening bottles etc) or even long-term teeth grinding. You’ll certainly need dental care to repair and restore the tooth, and the sooner, the better.

It isn’t always essential to seek emergency dental care for a chipped tooth, but it all depends on your level of pain and discomfort. If you choose not to seek emergency dentistry, make a booking to have it checked at the earliest possible time.

Pain

Many conditions can cause tooth pain, such as cavities and tooth decay, infections, damage to a tooth and more. We’re not talking about a small amount of pain that passes quickly, or pain that can be managed easily with over-the-counter pain relief. We’re talking about sudden and intense pain. This would potentially indicate a dental emergency, whereas a minor ache is likely not so serious. With that said, if you have any type of pain in the mouth, you should still make a booking with your dentist as quickly as possible, even if you don’t seek emergency care.

Tooth or gum pain can also be a symptom of something more serious, such as gingivitis, periodontitis or even dentin hypersensitivity. While not necessarily immediately life-threatening, the sooner these conditions are diagnosed and treated, the better your recovery will be.

Facial Swelling

Facial swelling might be attributable to other issues such as allergies and sinus infections. However, if you’ve also got tooth pain, then it’s likely a dental issue. The most common cause (dental, at least) of facial swelling is an abscessed tooth. An abscessed tooth is an infection that can lead to serious health complications, so it’s important to have it treated urgently.

Other symptoms of an abscessed tooth include constant headaches or toothaches, fever, difficulty chewing and swollen lymph nodes under the neck. If you experience any of these along with your facial swelling, seek emergency dental in Maroubra as soon as possible.

Teeth That Have Fallen or Been Knocked Out

Whether it’s the result of a sporting injury, a fall, or if a tooth has simply fallen out, most people would consider a missing tooth to be a dental emergency. In fact, it’s one of the most common reasons that people seek Maroubra emergency dentistry at Dental Avenue. While it’s important to seek dental care quickly, you should also know what to do if it happens to you.

Rinse the tooth under warm water, but don’t scrub it. Place it in a cup of milk and bring it with you when you seek dental care. There are no guarantees that we can save the tooth, and there are always other options if we can’t. However, this tip might help to preserve your tooth.

Tips for Avoiding Dental Emergencies

There are a number of ways to avoid dental emergencies in the first place, and here are just a few to consider:

Mouthguards

Whether you’re a junior or an adult, anybody playing a sport where some level of face contact can be expected should wear a mouthguard. Dental injuries are common among people who play contact sports such as rugby, Australian Rules football, boxing and more. In addition, any sport where a projectile is used can also cause broken teeth, such as hockey. Mouthguards and other protective equipment help to avoid dental trauma injuries, and they can be the difference between keeping or losing your teeth.

Regular Dental Checks

It’s important to schedule regular visits to your dental in Maroubra clinic. Certainly, you should have dental cleaning performed at least once a year. It’s also a good idea to have regular checkups, just to ensure everything is in good health. These regular checkups can help identify minor issues before they become more significant, painful and costly.

Practice Good Oral Hygiene

There is plenty you can do to improve your dental hygiene and look after your teeth. Brushing regularly, avoiding too many sugary foods and drinks, and flossing when necessary are all good tips to maintain good oral health. If you want to know more about how to avoid dental problems, check out our tips in this article.

Need Fast Maroubra Emergency Dental Care?

Dental Avenue in Maroubra offers a full range of emergency dental care services. Whether you’re experiencing a sudden onset of intense pain or you’ve cracked a tooth, we’re here for you. However, if you’d like to avoid dental emergencies by scheduling a regular checkup with your Maroubra dentist, please contact our friendly team today.


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