What to Do When Dental Emergencies Happen
Dental emergencies happen to the best of us—and usually at the most inopportune times. Perhaps you wake up on the day of an important work presentation with a severe toothache that seems to get worse as the day goes on. Or maybe you’ve been hit in the mouth with a ball playing a rousing game of football on the weekend.
It’s difficult to know what to do when something happens to your teeth, but the first step is to call our Bayside, VIC dental surgery where we are accustomed to assessing dental emergencies. We can help you decide whether it’s best to come to our dental clinic immediately, or if we can book you for the next available appointment.
Signs of Dental Emergencies
Sometimes it’s easy to know if you are experiencing a true dental emergency. If your toothache pain is unbearable or if you are bleeding from the mouth, you should see your dentist straight away. A toothache can be a sign that you have an infection deep within your tooth root. Left untreated, the infection can spread to your other teeth or other parts of your body.
After trauma or accident, we need to assess the cause of the bleeding to ensure that nothing was permanently damaged. If your tooth has been knocked out, the sooner you can get treatment the better our chances of saving the tooth.
Avoiding Dental Emergencies
One of the easiest ways to prevent dental emergencies is by visiting our Bayside, VIC dental surgery twice each year for check-ups and cleans. Our dentists will carefully monitor your oral health and can usually detect and treat problems while they are still minor.
A small amount of tooth decay we can easily fill today won’t have the opportunity to grow into a tooth infection that needs a root canal tomorrow. We invite you to give us a call to book an appointment.