When Do You Need Emergency Dental Care?

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Many dental appointments are arranged a few days or even weeks in advance, but sometimes patients require immediate treatment. At Southwood Dental Studio in London and Aurora, we provide a wide range of emergency dental services. Here’s a look at when you would need emergency dental care:

  1. Lost Tooth

If an accident has knocked a tooth out of place, visit a dental office immediately. If you have the tooth, try to preserve it because the dentist may be able to put it back in place. Just place the tooth in a clean plastic bag and ensure that it isn’t damaged during transport. Even if you don’t have the dislodged tooth, you still need to visit the dentist without delay as doing so will help prevent infection.

  1. Excessive Pain

A toothache is one of the most discomforting problems you can experience. In some situations, it can be addressed with the help of over-the-counter pain medication, while in others, you may need prompt treatment for an underlying issue such as an infection. Visit your dentist if the pain becomes unbearable or if painkillers don’t seem to be effective.

  1. Bleeding

Oral bleeding is never a good sign, but you can stop it at home by rinsing your mouth with some salt water. However, if you’re not able to stem the bleeding, it’s best to contact your dentist right away.

If you would like to learn more about emergency dentistry, contact us at Southwood Dental Studio today.

-Dr. Agrawal

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