Columbia Dental is a warm, inviting SPA-themed dentist facility in Hamilton, and is rated as one of the best places by Hulafrog for dental treatment. Dr. Avani Patel, D.M.D. is a trusted dentist who practices adults and kids’ dentistry, along with Dr. Steven Reff, Dr. Pankaj Puri (Orthodontist).
In everyday life, sometimes you may encounter situations that cause dental emergencies. While these events may be very stressful, it is important to know what is considered an emergency and needs to be addressed immediately. If the dental problem you encounter needs immediate professional attention to alleviate severe pain, stop tissue bleeding, or save a tooth, you should try to see an Emergency Dentist as soon as you can. Swift action is necessary because waiting on a dental emergency can cause more damage that would be avoided with immediate treatment. Below are some examples of what qualifies as a dental emergency and what doesn’t:
- Broken and Dislodged Teeth: If your tooth has been partially or completely dislodged from a traumatic event, it is crucial that it is addressed right away. Teeth that have been knocked out can be possibly saved, but have the highest chances of success if seen by a dentist within 1 hour. In terms of a chipped or cracked tooth, it is only considered an emergency if the fracture is extremely painful or has left sharp fragments in the mouth. If the tooth is chipped but not painful, it is not necessary to seek immediate help.
- Abscesses and Infection: If you have an abscess or infection that is left untreated, it can cause serious damage to the surrounding gums and tissue, or even be life-threatening. Therefore, if you are experiencing these symptoms, it is crucial to see an Emergency Dentist quickly.
- Bleeding Mouth: Bleeding may indicate an emergency, especially if the bleeding is uncontrollable and does not stop.
- Lost Crown or Filling: It is relatively common to experience a crown or filling coming loose. While it may not be necessary to seek an Emergency Dentist for this situation, the problem should still be addressed as soon as possible. This is because leaving the crown or filling off could cause damage to the tooth and cause pain. In this scenario, you will receive a temporary crown or filling until a permanent replacement can be attached.
To avoid these emergencies as much as you can, it is important to regularly visit the dentist and follow a thorough oral hygiene routine. Call Columbia Dental at 609 349 7001, or book online anytime (24 hours a day) by clicking here
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