If you sustain an injury to your mouth you know that a trip to the dentist is urgently needed. What about other aches and pains? How do you know when emergency dental treatment is necessary
If you experience any of the problems outlined below, you should contact your dentist immediately.
If you lose a tooth, pick it up by the crown and try to place it in the socket or place it in a glass of milk. If you get to the dentist within 30 minutes the dentist may be able to reimplant it.
Broken or chipped teeth can often be repaired. If possible, save the chip.
Broken brace wires can become embedded in the soft tissues of your mouth. Do not remove them yourself – see us immediately.
Some problems do not require urgent care but do need attention:
Swelling and pain should never be ignored, even if the pain is manageable. A dentist can identify the problem and prevent an infection from spreading.
Loose teeth can be a sign of disease and should be examined
Food and bacteria can get trapped in the space left by a lost filling- treatment is needed.
Bleeding gums can be a sign of gum disease and should be checked by a dentist.
Children who lose a primary tooth early may need a spacer to stop other teeth from drifting into the gap.
Tooth extractions can be completed on-site to ease pain and any discomfort.
When in doubt about an emergency always contact us for advice on whether immediate treatment is needed
Periodontal disease (gum disease) is more common than you might think. Periodontal disease is serious, as it is not usually detected until it has reached advanced stages. Many people may have this disease without even knowing it. It is estimated that more than half of adults over the age of 30 have the disease in some form.
Periodontal disease is serious. It is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults. New research is exploring possible links between gum disease and diabetes, cardiovascular disease and other serious ailments.
The good news is that gum disease is treatable. If caught early it can be reversed. Regular dental checkups are critical in the prevention and detection of periodontal disease.
Signs Of Periodontal Disease
Gum disease occurs in the pockets where teeth and gums meet. If bacteria accumulates it will start to destroy the gums and jaw bone.
Bacteria increases from the plaque and tartar that build on our teeth. If plaque and tartar are not regularly removed, bacteria will start to increase and so does the risk of gum disease.
Although it is painless in the last stages, a dental professional can detect early signs of gum disease at regular cleaning appointments. In its late stages gum disease is characterized by red, swollen gums, bleeding during flossing or brushing, loose teeth and persistent bad breath
About Dental Implants
A Dental Implant is made from titanium. It bonds to the jaw, much like the root of a natural tooth and permanently replaces a lost tooth. Dental implants are suitable to anyone in good general health. They are put in place during a simple and short surgical procedure done under local anesthetic.
Full-Arch Restoration With Dental Implants
Not too long ago, the only solution for people who had lost some or all of their teeth was dentures. Dentures could not be permanently fixed in the mouth and were often uncomfortable and cumbersome.
Modern dentistry enables us to replace several or all of the patient’s teeth by anchoring dental implants to a fixed bridge. The end result is natural-looking teeth that allow patients to regain the full function of their mouth.
Dental Implants For Single Missing Tooth
In cases where a single tooth and its root are damaged, dental implants offer a fast and easy solution that replaces the tooth with minimum discomfort.
As with all of our dental procedures we strive to provide a comfortable and relaxing environment for our dental implant therapy. Contact us today to learn how dental implants can improve your smile and your life.