Emergency dentistry for patients in and around Beenleigh
Beenleigh MarketPlace Dental put time aside each day to help with emergency cases.
Difference between a dental concern and dental emergency
The difference between a dental concern and an emergency is: the difference between an aesthetic problem and a painful one. For example, a dental concern is a chipped, crooked or cracked tooth that doesn’t hurt. If you crack or chip your teeth and it hurts, this may be a sign of a bigger problem, in which case, you should seek help as soon as possible.
What to do with a knocked-out tooth
Probably the most common dental emergency is a loss of an adult tooth. Obviously, a child losing milk teeth is most likely not a cause of concern—however, this can depend on how the tooth is lost.
If you have lost a tooth the best thing to do is: pick it up by the crown (do not touch the root) and clean it in water or milk. Don’t scrub the tooth and don’t remove any tissue fragments. Transport the tooth in either a milk or in your mouth to help keep it alive for longer. If you can get to the dentist within half an hour of losing the tooth there is a greater chance of the tooth surviving.
Emergency dental treatments
Whether a dental crown has come loose, a cracked tooth is causing you pain, or you’ve lost a tooth, Beenleigh MarketPlace Dental will do our best to accommodate you in your dental emergency.
Beenleigh MarketPlace Dental is dedicated to helping maintain your teeth for as long as possible—if you are in pain, don’t think it’s ok. Contact us today.