Unfortunately accidents do happen. You may find yourself in a tricky situation concerning the health or strength of your teeth. Dental emergencies are very common and are always prioritised. A dental emergency can range from a chipped tooth to a toothache and should always be addressed as soon as possible. Not only can these problems cause pain, but also can be crucial in determining whether or not a tooth is savable. Dental practices generally set aside time blocks for a dental emergency. When calling to book an appointment the patient should always let the receptionist know of any pain or if the strength of the tooth is compromised. An abscess of the mouth is also considered as an emergency, as they are an indication of localised infection. Infection from a problematic tooth can spread to the rest of the body and cause serious problems if left untreated.
As always prevention is key. During sporting events wearing a custom made mouth-guard is a great way to protect teeth from contact damage. Regular dental check-ups and cleans are also a great way to prevent problems from developing.
If you have a dental emergency call us on (03) 9725 2029 or for after hours major emergencies call the Royal Dental Hospital Melbourne on (03) 9341 1000 or 000.