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What is Emergency dental care?
Emergency dental care is an incredibly important service, one that we strive to make available to our patients.
Sudden toothaches are very painful, so much so that it can even hinder you from getting to your local dentist who can solve the problem.
Toothache symptoms might include:
- Sharp tooth pain that feels like someone is stabbing at your tooth with something pointed, like a pick
- Throbbing tooth pain where you might feel like your tooth has its own heartbeat
- Inflammation around the tooth , such as in the gumline
- Red, irritated gums
- Generalized mouth pain that us hard to pin point
Toothache can be a symptom of another larger issue, such as tooth decay. If left untreated, tooth decay can be seriously difficult and expensive problem to treat. If you have other serious symptoms, such as such as fever chills, trouble swallowing or breathing or foul tasting discharge, there is chance you have more serious dental illness that need to be addressed immediately.
What You Can Do in case of Dental Emergency
First, call your dentist and make an appointment.
In the meantime, here are a few steps you can take at home to try to relieve the pain:
- Take an over-the-counter pain reliever, such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) or acetaminophen (Tylenol). Even if this helps, you still need to see your dentist. If you medicate the pain and don’t get treatment, the infection can spread. It could even become life-threatening.
- Rinse your mouth with warm salt water every hour or so. Mix one-half teaspoon of salt in 8 ounces (1 cup) of water. This won’t heal an infected tooth, but it may ease the gum swelling.
- If the pain is caused by food stuck in a cavity, brushing and using dental floss in the area may remove it.
- If you’ve lost a filling or crown, dip a cotton swab in clove oil and apply it to the exposed part of the tooth. You can buy clove oil in drugstores and supermarkets. You also can use a topical anesthetic, such as Anbesol.
- If you will be traveling in an airplane, the changes in pressure may make the pain worse. Try to get dental treatment before traveling by air.
What Your Dentist Will Do
Even when dental problems cause a lot of pain, the problems, and the treatments, often are relatively simple if you seek help right away.
The first thing your dentist will do is take an X-ray. If you have a cavity, your dentist will remove the decayed part of the tooth and place a filling. Once the inner part of the tooth is protected, the pain will usually disappear right away.
If your problem is related to pieces of food stuck under your gums, your dentist will remove the pieces. If you have an infection, you may be given a prescription for antibiotics and pain medicine. Take your antibiotics exactly as directed, even if you start to feel much better after only a day or two.
An abscess in the tooth will require root canal treatment. An abscess in the gum may need to be drained. If the tooth is severely damaged, it may have to be removed.
For any emergency dental care, contact one of the best dentist in South Delhi at Meraki Dental Studio