Are you experiencing pain in your teeth? Maybe you've started noticing some discomfort or unwanted changes in your oral health that feel like a more significant problem. Some may put off a visit to the dentist until it's too late and find themselves in the middle of an emergency dental situation. At Burwood Diamond Dental, our team is here and ready to help if you find yourself in dire need of dental treatment.
What Constitutes a Dental Emergency?
Whether or not you've experienced any emergency, we all know they can come up out of the blue and require fast, precise action to alleviate pain and reach a sense of stability. Dental emergencies can cause nearly unbearable pain in the teeth and gums that require immediate attention. Some common dental emergencies include:
- Badly broken, chipped or cracked teeth due to trauma
- A knocked-out tooth from trauma
- Teeth with large amounts of decay leading to infection
- Swollen or bleeding gums
- Gums failing to heal after a tooth extraction
- A lost tooth or crown
Getting Help in the Event of a Dental Emergency
In a similar fashion to any other type of accident, getting immediate help and direction from a professional can make a world of difference in an emergency. Patients can call our staff in the event of a dental emergency at (02) 9747 6835 for immediate assistance and advice on how to best handle the situation. When patients reach out in the event of an emergency, we can create time to best serve their needs in relieving pain and performing any necessary treatments.
Avoiding Dental Emergency Situations
In many cases, dental emergencies pop up entirely out of the blue in sporting events or work. Still, patients can make some simple lifestyle choices to mitigate their risk for severe dental emergencies in the future. A few tips from Dr Khoshamadi include:
- Wear a mouthguard while playing sports
- If you are prone to clenching and grinding your teeth at night, wear a nightguard to prevent wearing or cracks.
- Brush, floss, and use mouthwash twice daily
- Visit your dentist regularly for routine checkups, fluoride treatment, x-rays, and straightforward advice on keeping your oral health in great shape.
- Eat foods friendly to your oral health, such as whole grains, fruits and veggies, and lean protein sources (please call us at (02) 9747 6835 for further advice on what foods are best for your teeth!)
- Avoid hard, crunchy foods that may damage teeth.
- Avoid smoking cigarettes or using other tobacco products that can harm your teeth, gums, and oral tissues.
- Sugary foods like lollies and deserts can also damage teeth and gums. Patients should avoid or limit consumption to keep their teeth in great shape.
- Lastly, if you notice the beginnings of pain, sensitivity, or other changes that don't feel right, getting help can prevent more extensive, more costly issues in the future.
We invite patients in Burwood and Sydney's Inner West to reach out to our practice in the event of a dental emergency. Dr Khoshamadi and our professional staff are well-equipped to assist patients in relieving pain and bringing their oral health back to stability.