At Dental Aesthetic, our dentist specializes in treating dental emergencies and can provide you with the care you need to protect your teeth and long-term oral health in the event of a dental emergency.
The most common dental emergencies we treat are damaged or infected teeth, soft tissue injuries, failed restorations, etc. We know these can be quite distressing and, most often, also painful. That is why, our main goal when you see us for a dental emergency is to identify the source of your pain and help relieve it. Then, we will take all the necessary steps to ensure your teeth and gums stay healthy and your overall oral health is safeguarded.make an appointment
Because dental emergencies tend to occur without warning, they take many by surprise. However, knowing what to do when you or a loved one has a dental emergency can make all the difference between saving and losing your teeth. Below you will find the most common dental emergencies and our advice on what you should do before you come to see our dentist.
A hard blow to the mouth can result in chipped, cracked, or broken teeth. Cracks in the enamel can expose the central dental pulp to the microbes in the mouth, thus leading to infection. Moreover, they can cause severe pain and also bleeding when the incident occurs.
As first aid, you may use a clean piece of gauze to control the bleeding and place a cold pack (or a damp washcloth) on the cheek to reduce pain and swelling. When you visit our dental practice for an emergency consultation, we will thoroughly diagnose the condition of your teeth and suggest suitable treatment.
An avulsed tooth is completely dislodged from its socket and is most often the result of external oral trauma. When a tooth is knocked out from the socket, it will most likely cause bleeding and pain.
The first step if you have a knocked-out tooth is to locate the tooth and clean it. Do not hold the tooth by the roots while cleaning it and use warm, clean water. Then, place the tooth in a container with milk or gently place it back in its socket.
If you reach our dental practice within an hour of the incident, our dentist may be able to put the tooth back in its socket and allow it to reattach to the surrounding tissues.
Restorations like crowns and veneers may break, crack, or simply wear down over time. In some instances, they may fall off abruptly when you bite into anything too hard or sustain oral trauma. In such cases, the underlying tooth surface would be exposed to the bacteria in the mouth, which can cause an infection.
If you have a failed restoration, call our office as soon as possible for an emergency appointment.
The soft inner lining of the mouth may sustain cuts or bruises when you have an accident. This is especially likely if you are wearing an orthodontic appliance.
In such cases, you should quickly rinse your mouth to remove any blood, debris, and microbes. Then, use a clean piece of gauze to apply pressure on the injured site and call our dentist as soon as possible to get the wound treated.
A dental emergency that requires urgent medical care can happen at any time and any place. Whether it is a dental injury, a toothache, or a lost restoration, you should visit our office as soon as possible.
At Dental Aesthetic in Sun City, AZ, we are equipped with state-of-the-art technologies that enable us to provide the best dental care in case of a dental emergency. Call us at (623) 300-5432 to schedule an appointment with Dr. AL Ahmad and receive immediate dental care.