We hope you never experience a dental emergency.
For those who do require urgent dental treatment, we do keep emergency time set
aside in our day to accommodate dental emergencies. We will always do our best to deal with your emergency to get you out of pain and help make you more comfortable.
The two main emergencies we tend to deal with are painful root canal treatments or an emergency extraction.
Root Canal (Endodontic) Therapy involves saving an infected tooth from having to be removed. Root Canal Therapy conserves a tooth that
has been damaged by decay, fracture or an abscess. The tooth can then be restored without the need for an extraction. At Active Dental we never want you to lose any teeth and most of our patients don't want this either. We will always find you the best possible treatment to help you keep your tooth.
Some indications root canal therapy may be required include:
- Lingering tooth
sensitivity to cold liquids
- Lingering tooth sensitivity to hot liquids
- Tooth sensitivity to sweets
- Tooth pain
to biting pressure
- Impulsive toothache, such as that experienced while reading a book, walking or other normal daily activities
- Constant or intermittent
- Severe tooth pain
- Throbbing tooth pain
- Tooth pain that may occur in response to atmospheric
pressure changes such as when flying or scuba diving
- Tissue swelling of the face
Canal Therapy can typically be deferred for a day or two with over-the-counter painkillers to reduce the immediate pain and inflammation. We do recommend that you visit us as soon as possible for treatment to avoid any aggravated problems as the pain may also be a sign of something else.
Dental we believe that a tooth extraction is the last resort. As an alternative to an extraction we will always recommend Root Canal Therapy if the tooth can be saved, to retain the health, function and comfort of your mouth. Even if you have significant tooth decay, there are numerous restorative treatments that we can recommend, such as porcelain crowns rather than tooth extraction.
Tooth extraction has
a number of unwanted and unnecessary side effects including misaligning and spreading of the teeth that can affect the look of your smile. Missing teeth can also have a dramatic affect on your ability to chew food effectively. To avoid any risk of tooth loss, we recommend you have your teeth checked every six months.
If you’ve not visited us before and you find yourself in pain and need an emergency dentist, we thoroughly recommend you contact us at Active Dental on 9891 5353 or firstname.lastname@example.org for a consultation to find out how we can help you as soon as possible.
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