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How to Tell If You Have a Dental Emergency

radiating jaw painMaintaining your oral health is vital, and knowing when you have a dental emergency can make all the difference in preserving your smile.

Whether it’s a toothache, a cracked tooth, or a lost crown, identifying these emergencies and taking immediate action can help prevent further damage and ensure prompt treatment.

Common Types of Dental Emergencies

  • Toothache
  • Swelling or Bleeding Gums
  • Cracked and Broken Tooth
  • Dental Trauma
  • TMJ Disorder and Related Pain

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it a regular dental concern or a true dental emergency?

If bleeding occurs while flossing or brushing and is not excessive, it may not require immediate dental emergency care. However, if the bleeding is severe or the pain has no apparent reason, it is crucial to seek immediate dental care.

Should I seek immediate care?

Any significant toothache or discomfort should be addressed as soon as possible to prevent further damage or permanent consequences.

How do you prioritise patients with dental emergencies to ensure they receive prompt attention?

To ensure patients receive prompt attention, we prioritise those experiencing severe toothaches, facial swelling, or bleeding. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, we will make an appointment for you with Dr Chen (Dentist) as soon as possible to control infection, bleeding, or pain.

What immediate actions should patients take when facing dental emergencies like chipped or broken teeth, severe toothache, and lost crowns?

In the case of dental emergencies such as chipped or broken teeth, severe toothaches, or lost crowns, it is crucial to take immediate action:

Contact your dentist as soon as possible to schedule an emergency appointment.

Follow any instructions provided by your dentist over the phone. Over-the-counter pain medications like Panadol or Nurofen can offer temporary relief for severe pain. You can also place an ice pack or cold pack on the affected area to help reduce swelling before visiting the emergency dentist.

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