A dental emergency can be stressful, force you to change your plans and even disrupt your work and life schedule. It can mean losing valuable sleep.
At Beautiful Smile Dental, we are here for you, and our compassionate team takes prompt action when you’re in pain, or your oral health is at risk.
If you have a dental emergency, the first rule is: don’t wait. Contact your emergency dentist in Richmond or Walkerville, SA as soon as possible.
Types of Dental Emergencies
There are many types of dental emergencies, including:
- Loose tooth
- Knocked-out tooth
- Broken tooth or restoration
- Swollen face
- Swollen jaw
- Blister on gums
- Soft tissue injury
Of course, there may be deviations from the above list. So, as a rule, if ever you’re not sure whether your situation is a dental emergency, contact a member of our dental team. We can assess your symptoms and make the best determination for your care and oral health safety.
Recommendations from Your Emergency Dentists in Walkerville and Richmond
Oral health changes, like tooth sensitivity that does not improve, can mean early decay or root infection. Your dentist recommends contacting our dental team to arrange an appointment before tooth sensitivity becomes significant pain and a dental emergency.
If you knock out a tooth, we advocate collecting it carefully—taking special care not to touch the root—and placing it in a glass of warm water, milk or saliva to bring to your emergency dental visit. This may keep the tooth viable, in some cases, for reimplantation.
If you have suffered an impact trauma, your dentist wants you to go to the hospital. You can contact our dental team after you’ve been checked over and cleared to make a call.
When you have a toothache, your dentist wants you to contact a member of our dental team as soon as possible. Waiting it out and self-treating can lead to tooth loss and the spread of any infection.
Lowering Your Risks
A consistent brushing and flossing routine at home, coupled with regular dental exams and teeth cleans in our dental clinic go a long way toward reducing your risks for the most common dental emergencies: root infections and deep decay.
If you play contact sports always wear a mouthguard. If you have bruxism (teeth grinding and clenching), ask your dentist in Richmond or Walkerville about a custom nightguard or therapies to treat the issue. Bruxism can lead to enamel wear on teeth, breakage and even adult cavities.
For Dental Emergencies, We Welcome Your Call
We provide evening hours in both of our dental clinic locations and weekend appointments in our Richmond surgery for your convenience.
The dentists at Beautiful Smile Dental always aim for prompt treatment when you need us most. In us, you will find a team that rallies to restore your oral health and comfort.