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Do you have dental emergency

Any dental problem that requires immediate treatment in order to save a tooth, stop ongoing tissue bleeding or alleviate severe pain is considered a dental emergency.

A severe infection or abscess in the mouth can be life-threatening and should be dealt with immediately.

In our other article on dental emergencies we have provided a few tips you should check out. Knowing what to do in a dental emergency can help improve your chances of recovery and manage symptoms. https://dentalonyork.com.au/emergency-dentistry/

The Hospital Emergency Department (ED) is not Recommended for Dental Emergencies?

Hospital emergency clinics are staffed by medical practitioners (doctors and nurses) who have limited training in the diagnosis and management of dental emergencies. It is also rare that they have the facilities to do dental work.

Further the waiting time at a hospital emergency department is notoriously long and patients may not receive the timely or comprehensive management they would from a dentist. Delays in being attended to can involve several hours of waiting time to see a doctor (medical practitioner) who is not a dentist.

A recent study showed that when a patient presented to an emergency department for dental issues, the diagnoses were generally made by the ED medical staff, and were therefore subject to the limitations in their knowledge.

There is usually no on‐call general dental service available and patients with dental presentations at the ED were triaged in the usual manner by clerical and/or nursing staff and seen by ED doctors with qualifications and experience ranging from first year intern doctors to senior ED medical specialists. 

If You Have a Tooth Abscess it is an Emergency!

Dental infections and abscessed teeth are a leading reason for emergency dental treatment. A tooth abscess is a painful and serious dental emergency. An abscess is a pus producing bacterial infection that causes pain and swelling that needs immediate attention or it may spread to the jaw bone and from there to your skin.

Dental infections and abscessed teeth are a leading reason for emergency dental treatment. A tooth abscess is a painful and serious dental emergency. An abscess is a pus producing bacterial infection that causes pain and swelling that needs immediate attention or it may spread to the jaw bone and from there to your skin.

Emergency Dental Care

Your dentist should be the first person you call if you have a dental emergency. At Dental on York we set aside time for emergency procedures.

If you are in Sydney and Need Emergency Dental Care – Call Dental on York on 8294 5486

How to Avoid a Dental Emergency

The easiest way to avoid dental emergencies is by having regular (twice yearly) routine check-ups with your dentist to ensure that your mouth and teeth are healthy, strong and free from decay.

To prevent teeth from being chipped, knocked out or broken during sports activities. You should use a mouthguard. Many people see a mouth guard as an optional extra, until they have an incident. Don’t be caught off guard and teach your kids to use one early in their sporting life. Call Dental on York for an appointment to get one fitted

Another common cause of dental emergencies is chewing on ice or hard foods such as those very tasty but very hard corn nibbles that may break or fracture your teeth.

Finally, if you are planning to travel overseas or going Interstate for an extended vacation, during which you may not have ready access to dental care, it is important to see your dentist for a routine check-up before you leave.

More articles you may want to read:

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GUM DISEASE – Do you have Gingivitis, Red, Swollen, Bleeding or Sore Gums?

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