Dental emergencies can happen at the worst of times causing a lot of pain and anxiety. As soon as an accident occurs or issue arises, contact us immediately to book a dental appointment. We will always do our best to facilitate our patients in an emergency.
Store the crown securely so we can try to recement it back on. Crowns can be re-inserted but not always. A crown needs to be re-cemented with special dental cement. Occasionally, if part of the tooth has broken off also, the tooth may need to be adjusted to allow the crown to be reseated.
Toothaches can occur for a variety of reasons including an infection, tooth decay or a traumatic injury to the tooth. Your dentist will diagnose and treat the issue. Painkillers such as paracetamol and ibuprofen are advised (if you are not allergic) until your dental appointment. Always read the label to ensure the maximum dose is not exceeded.
A swelling is usually a sign of infection and will require a thorough examination to identify why the swelling is present. Often there may be an abscess that needs to be drained and antibiotics prescribed. The most important part is to identify why it has occurred and treat the source of the problem.
We advise against any self repair and quick fixes they can make the situation worse and more difficult to repair. Contact a dental technician to have this repaired such as Biodent: 045 430916
If a tooth has been completely knocked out of the mouth it is important to place it back into the socket it came from as soon as possible- if you can. However debris must be removed before this is done and it is important to avoid touching the root to protect the root surface. Alternatively place the tooth in a glass of cold milk and attend to the dentist as soon as possible. Even if a tooth has been only slightly knocked out of position it is important it is repositioned by a dentist as it can affect the way the teeth can come together when biting.
A broken tooth can vary from a minor chip to a complete tooth fracture at gum level. Some tooth fractures are not always obvious and may need an x-ray to diagnose. Minor chips or cracks can be quite easily repaired on the same day. Sensitivity to heat or cold could nerve damage. While awaiting an appointment try to avoid eating anything on the tooth until it has been assessed.