An accident that affects the teeth. Sudden discomfort and swelling in the mouth. Severe pain or bleeding. Any of these can be considered a dental emergency. Most people in the Hamilton area seek out emergency dental care for any type of acute pain in the mouth or for damage to the teeth. Keep in mind, a dental emergency can also occur if a dental bridge, implant, or crown is damaged or becomes painful.
If you’re experiencing a dental emergency, don’t wait to contact us. Ignoring the symptoms can lead to long-term damage. The faster you contact us, the sooner we can begin treatment and get you relief.
Gateshead Dental has more than 30 years of dental experience. You can trust Dr. Rocci and our team to help you get through your dental emergency and beyond. Dr. Rocci is an experienced emergency dentist, and we work to schedule an appointment as quickly as possible, usually on the same day.
What are Common Dental Emergencies?
Pay close attention to the size of the dental fracture and the severity of pain associated with it. This can help you decide if you need immediate attention from our emergency dental care team.
Swelling that appears suddenly could be a sign of infection. The area will feel warm and tender, look red, and you may see pus. Ice the area thoroughly and call us immediately. Infection is a serious health issue.
An abscess is usually recognized by swelling and redness. Typically, it means pus is trapped at the root of the tooth. We’ll examine the area and prescribe an antibiotic and/or painkiller if an infection is present before performing a therapy, such as a tooth extraction, root canal, or other dental procedure.
When a tooth has been forced backward or forward in its socket, it has been extruded. Do not try to move the tooth back into position,call our team immediately.
This is a medical emergency that can affect the teeth and gums. Seek emergency dental care at a hospital and follow up with our dentist for additional treatment.
Knocked Out Tooth
If an entire tooth is knocked from its socket, there is a small window of time when we can re-implant the tooth as long as the root is not damaged. After bleeding has been controlled, transport the tooth in a wet cloth or gently fit the tooth back into its socket and call us immediately!
Timeliness is crucial when you’re facing a dental emergency. The sooner you contact Gateshead Dental, the sooner we can deliver the care for your dental emergency in Stoney Creek.