What Is Considered A Dental Emergency?
We always think it won’t happen to us. But if you were faced with a dental emergency, would you know what to do?
Whether you’ve had a tooth knocked out or you need one pulled as soon as possible, dental emergencies can be stressful and traumatic. That’s why Oasis Dental Studio provides emergency dental services, to keep you as comfortable as possible.
So, what is considered a dental emergency, and what can you do to prepare for one in case it happens to you?
Your dental situation may be an emergency if:
- You’re in severe pain
- You’re bleeding from the mouth
- You have lost a tooth
- You have a loose or wobbly tooth
- You have an infection.
If you require immediate dental treatment to stop bleeding, alleviate pain, or prevent tooth loss, this is generally considered an emergency.
Dental situations that are not considered dental emergencies might include a chipped tooth or a lost crown or filling – unless you’re experiencing severe pain.
The main dental emergencies Oasis Dental Studio deals with include root canal treatments, extractions, and trauma.
Emergency dental treatment is used to help save your teeth where possible, and keep you comfortable and pain-free.
What to do in a Dental Emergency
Dental emergencies can come out of nowhere, and it can be tough to know what the next steps are. If you’ve had a tooth broken or knocked out, you should try to touch it as little as possible.
If you can, rinse the tooth off and keep it with you in a bag or container of milk or your own saliva. Apply a wet gauze or compress to the socket to help with any bleeding.
Even if it’s outside opening hours, call your dentist. They may provide an after-hours emergency contact number on the answering machine. Otherwise, you should go to your nearest hospital emergency room.
When you need an emergency dental clinic, you can trust your teeth are in good hands at Oasis Dental Studio. We’re open 7 days and keep a flexible schedule for emergencies. Learn more about our emergency dental services here, or get in touch today.