Emergency Dental Care Northern Beaches
There is no substitute for timely and effective emergency dental care. When pain strikes, United Dental Clinic is proud to offer immediate care to those in need. We treat emergency dental as a critical component of our practice; we want to be there for you when you need it most, because we know how much it means to you.
Treating dental emergencies is more than just managing your pain. Dental pain, even when mild, can indicate serious underlying dental issues. Without treatment, these stand to worsen. At the first sign of pain, contact United Dental Clinic for a proper examination, so more severe causes can be excluded and further tooth, gum and bone damage can be avoided.
Not all dental clinics offer emergency treatment. It is comforting to know your dentist will help you in your time of need.
What does emergency dental include?
Not all dental problems constitute a dental emergency. Some common dental emergencies might include:
Toothaches: Damage, decay, infection or inflamed gums are usually the cause of the common toothache. Toothaches can range from mild pain to extreme, depending on the source of pain and its severity. Over-the-counter pain medication such as Ibuprofen can provide a temporary relief from pain, as well as applying a cold ice pack to the area. While they can be commonly mistaken for minor dental problems, toothaches can worsen over time if left untreated.
Chipped or cracked teeth: Chipped or cracked teeth are, more often than not, the result of an accident or biting into hard food. Sometimes, a cracked or chipped tooth does not require immediate attention. However, if the area is sensitive or adjacent teeth begin to darken, it is important to seek emergency treatment.
Knocked out teeth: Teeth that have been knocked out always constitute an emergency. Immediate attention provides the best chance at saving the tooth. If this is not possible, the team at United Dental Clinic are able to provide other viable solutions to fill in the gap. If one or more of your teeth have been knocked out, seek immediate care.