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3 Symptoms That Indicate a Dental Emergency

May 31, 2018
Posted By: Dr Jeremy Lung
Tooth Pain | Dental Emergency Casuarina

Dental emergencies are alarming, especially if you don’t have an emergency dentist in Casuarina. Fortunately, our team at Casuarina Square Dental Care is here to help you regain your health and stop the pain.

The sooner you contact us, the more likely it is that we can save your tooth. In most cases, we treat dental emergencies with same-day appointments.

Toothache or Oral Pain 

It is important to remember that anytime you have toothache or dental pain, it means trouble with your oral health. With most dental conditions, symptoms remain quiet until they advance and involve the nerve.

Anytime your tooth, gum tissue or jaw is painful, it’s time to contact us to book an appointment with one of our experienced dentists. Postponing your treatment can mean your pain will worsen, or even that you need an extraction.

Inflammation or Swelling

Inflammation indicates infection. Even if the swelling is not yet painful, seeking emergency dental treatment is essential because an active infection anywhere in the body can become serious, and in some rare cases might even cause death.

Often, when swelling is present in the gum tissue, jaw area or face it means that you have an infected tooth, which we can sometimes save with root canal treatment.

Broken, Split or Knocked-Out Teeth

Let’s face it; our teeth are exposed to dangers every day. Whether it’s biting into something unexpected or the risks you take during sports, teeth sometimes suffer.

If you break a tooth, repairing the damage and reinforcing its structure can prevent further damage. We can sometimes save a knocked-out tooth by gently placing it back in the socket and attaching reinforcements to hold it in place until the ligaments and bone heal around the tooth.

We Welcome Your Call in Casuarina

If you are uncertain if you are having a dental emergency or need an emergency dentist, contact our Casuarina dental clinic to speak with one of our team members. We will be happy to provide guidance and determine if an immediate dental appointment is necessary.