As you never know when a dental emergency may arise, it’s best to be prepared by knowing where you can go for emergency dental care. Hyde Park Dentistry is your local emergency dental clinic in London, Ontario. Not all dental problems are emergencies, even if they’re causing you discomfort and pain. There are situations, however, that warrant a trip to an emergency dental clinic for immediate care. Getting prompt emergency dental treatment when you need it is key to preserving your oral health.
A dental emergency can happen at any time due to prolonged dental issues or traumatic injuries. The following are situations where it’s best to see your London emergency dentists, Drs. Ashish Papneja and Marjan Moaveni for urgent dental care:
Intense tooth pain and discomfort could result from severe decay or infection that needs treatment immediately. Oral infections won’t simply go away. Left untreated, the infection will spread to the pulp of your tooth, causing irreparable damage to the nerves and roots. Oral infections can also spread to healthy teeth, enter your bloodstream and spread to other parts of your body, causing medical issues. Lost fillings or broken crowns expose your teeth to infections and disease. That’s why these restorations should be repaired quickly. If you take prompt action for a dislodged or knocked-out tooth, your dentist may be able to restore it, sparing you the trouble and expense of having it replaced with a prosthetic.
The treatment for a dental emergency depends on the type and severity of your situation. For severe decay or tooth damage, your dentist may recommend root canal therapy to repair your tooth and save it from extraction. For irreparable tooth damage, we may recommend extraction to restore your oral health. Antibiotics could be prescribed for an abscessed tooth. Broken teeth can be repaired with dental crowns. For a displaced or knocked-out tooth, there’s always the chance of having it reimplanted if you’re able to bring us your tooth quickly enough.
Dental problems won’t resolve themselves. The longer you wait to obtain treatment, the greater your risk of losing one or more natural teeth. By seeking emergency dental care to resolve issues quickly, you can: