Accidentally broken a tooth? Excruciating pain that won’t go away or is keeping you up at night? Knocked out a filling or broken a tooth? At Complete Smiles Bella Vista, we understand that accidents can, and will happen, even in the middle of the night. We not only offer emergency appointments during the day but also offer a late night call service and early morning appointments.
This can be particularly painful if the filling was deep. The filling or crown would be covering the sensitive inner layer of the tooth. The longer this issue is left, the greater the risk of permanent and irreversible damage to the nerve.
If a crown has come off a tooth, put the crown in a safe container and bring it with you. If the crown has come off due to decay on the tooth underneath, the tooth may need to be filled prior to placing a crown again.
Tooth ache can be a sign of an underlying problem. We highly recommend you contact our friendly, compassionate dentists straight away to organize an emergency appointment. Don’t delay dental pain as it may lead to root canal, or in extreme cases even extraction of the tooth. To provide some relief we recommend over the counter pain medication coupled with gentle rinsing with warm salt water and flossing the affected area.
Our first priority will always be to give you relief from tooth pain and to ensure your comfort. Once we have achieved this, we will then diagnose your underlying problem, whether it is tooth decay, dental infection, or damage to your tooth’s nerve, and address it with a personalized treatment plan.
A dental abscess may come on as a sharp, sudden swelling coupled with severe pain either in and around the tooth or on the gum below the crown of the tooth. A dental abscess is not only a very serious issue but can potentially cause a significant amount of pain and trauma, and may even result in emergency hospital admission.
In this case, we recommend you urgently contact us at Complete Smiles Bella Vista for emergency treatment. If left untreated, the infection which has caused your abscess may spread further into your body, causing dangerous complications.
Gently attempt to dislodge the object using dental floss. Never use a sharp instrument on your soft gums. Gently rinse your mouth with warm salt water and if the object is still there or you still feel pressure, give our friendly staff a call and they can arrange an appointment on the same day for treatment.
Handle the tooth by the crown, not the root. Gently rinse the tooth in milk to remove dirt but don’t scrub it. If possible, place the clean tooth back in the socket or place in milk on your way to the clinic. If you can’t place the tooth in milk, try not to let the tooth dry out buy holding it in the mouth between the cheek and the teeth and contact our friendly team at Complete Smiles Bella Vista so we can assist you as soon as possible.
If pain is making it difficult to chew, you’re experiencing constant bad breath or a bad taste that won’t go away, it could be a sign that your wisdom teeth are impacted, or infected. If this is the case, call our friendly staff at complete smiles Bell Vista as soon as possible to have your pain relieved. While you wait, we recommend you rinse your mouth carefully with salt water and gently brush the problem teeth, to ensure the area is as clean as possible.
Try to control the swelling by applying a cold compress, and contact our friendly dentists at Complete Smiles Bella Vista or your hospital’s emergency department immediately.