5 signs you need to see our emergency dentist today!
Have you noticed in recent weeks that one of your teeth is causing you discomfort? Or perhaps you have noticed that there is extreme sensitivity when you consume a hot or a cold beverage? You may be curious if this warrants a same-day visit to see a dental team, or if such things can wait until your next check-up
While most people are familiar with what constitutes a medical emergency, few have insight into what warrants an emergency dental trip. And in this article, we will help you to be able to identify when you will need a same-day appointment.
At Brisbane Laser Dentist, we are exceedingly proud of our emergency dental team, and we hope that when you are typing in or searching for a ‘dentist near me’ and you have a toothache, you will call our team. We will aim to make you feel as comfortable as possible and will also explain the treatments that we will provide, as well as follow up with aftercare tips.
So, what are some of the things that will warrant you searching for a dentist near me and hopefully come and see our emergency team if you need to?
One of the primary things that will make most people search for a ‘dentist near me’ online is an unrelenting toothache. This can be dental pain which has come on suddenly or has crept up over the last few days. It may feel like a burning sensation or even bruising, but generally, it will not be pleasant and can drive you to distraction or cause you to lose sleep. If you are suffering from unrelenting dental pain, then you need to contact our emergency team for a same-day appointment.
Swelling usually goes hand in hand with dental infections or impacted teeth. But it can also signify an issue with your diet or potentially a growth. If you notice swelling on your face, under your chin, around your jaw or your neck, then you need to seek a same-day appointment with our team before the swelling hinders your ability to eat, talk or breathe.
Broken or cracked tooth
A broken or cracked tooth will usually present with sensitivity and a visible mark. While this may not seem like an emergency, if left for long enough, the tooth can further deteriorate and allow decay to set in underneath and impact the pulp. This, in turn, can lead to a very uncomfortable dental infection. So, if you have cracked a tooth or noticed a chip, please come and see our team.
Fillings and crowns do often come loose and fall out. So, if you have a suspicion that one of your restoratives is loose, or is moving, then you need to come and see our team. This is because a lost restorative can cause extensive discomfort and, much like a crack or chip, can cause decay to set in underneath.
Oral ulcers are very common, and most people will suffer from them if they have been ill, have begun taking a new medication or have been under stress. However, if you have ulcers in the same part of your mouth that keep coming back, if they look yellow or red, or have grown to the size of a cent piece, you need to see our team urgently.
All treatments carry risks. Individual consultation is required with one of our practitioners to ensure that the treatment is right for you.