Tooth pain. Accident. Profusely bleeding gums.
Have you had any of these issues hurting your teeth?
Are you in pain thanks to a toothache which just does not go away?
Do you have a wisdom tooth painfully popping out?
These are the possible reasons that make you rush to getting emergency dental care. A dental emergency is a condition characterized by pain and discomfort which is beyond the patient’s control. However, emergency dental care might not always involve pain but could be something that needs to be addressed in time.
Depending on what pain you’re experiencing, and how severe it is, your orthodontist will be able to determine the cause and the treatment.
So here’s what you should know about when to get an emergency dental care.
While thinking of an emergency, the first thing that naturally strikes is accident and pain. But is it true that emergency dental care is all about injuries and pain?
As mentioned above, emergency dental care helps in not just attending to an accident injury, it is much more than that. The most important thing to know is that some oral problems are also responsible for a person to rush to the clinic for emergency dental treatment. Here are a few common situations where emergency dental care plays a significant role:
Abscess or Swelling: When pus gathers in or around a tooth it, forms a dental abscess. The tooth becomes tender and swollen. It is extremely painful and you might have difficulty in eating or swallowing food.
Toothache: a Toothache can be due to a number of reasons. This might involve having wobbly and loose teeth, gum diseases, or even cavities. Pressure caused to the teeth might increase the pain and can also go beyond your control. Your dentist will have to check your teeth and recommend medication or possible immediate treatment/surgery for your condition.
Bleeding gums: If your gums are bleeding profusely and have become extremely sensitive, it indicates a stage of gingivitis (gum disease). Your dental clinician can reduce the bleeding, but gingivitis requires consistent periodontal treatment.
Lost filling: When you have a cavity and the filling is lost over a period, food debris can get trapped in the cavity. This causes a lot of pain and could cause further decay.
Dislodged tooth: If your tooth is completely out of the socket, your dentist will have to find the tooth, remove the debris gently and reposition it back in its original place.
Soft tissue injuries: Soft tissues in your mouth include your gums, tongue, cheeks, and lips. They can get injured when you bite on something hard. This can be addressed immediately at home by wiping the bitten area with a clean cloth. Your dentist will then check for any treatment it the cut is too deep.
Food stuck in your mouth: Sometimes, what you eat may get stuck between your teeth. If left without proper cleaning, it can cause decay and pain. Toothpicks can be used to remove the debris, but sometimes the food can get lodged deeper. Using sharp things to remove the debris must be avoided. Your dentist is the best person to help you get rid of food lodgment.
With an emergency visit to your dental clinic in Hyderabad, you can get the right kind of first aid, treatment and guidance to further manage your dental condition. Speak to your dental specialist right away if you do have symptoms that indicate trouble.
About Dr. Gowtham Kattamuri
Dr. Gowtham has done his BDS from Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences in 2006 and MDS – Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics from Dr. MGR Medical University in 2010. He is a skilled Endodontist with an experience of over 10 years. Dr. Gowtham is specialized in replacement of teeth, Dental Implants, prosthetics for maxillofacial defects such as artificial eye, ear, nose, and orbital defects, Smile Makeovers with laminates, Zirconia, veneers metal free ceramics. He also performs general dental procedures such as restorations and extractions. He also is trained as an International Patient Coordinator.
ABOUT THE CLINIC:
GA Dental Clinics is a standout amongst all the famous dental hospitals in Hyderabad, owing to the world-class infrastructure it has, and the utility of leading-edge technology at the clinic. Besides its unique infrastructure and highly qualified specialists, GA Dental believes in delivering services at par with global standards.