Services to Receive from an Emergency Dentist

By: Vikram Kuamr

The role of an emergency dentist is to provide urgent dental treatment. Some of the common dental emergencies are
Severe toothache
Chipped or broken teeth
Trauma to the face or teeth
Continuous bleeding after tooth extraction
Severe facial pain not responding to painkillers
Swelling of the mouth or face
A knocked out permanent tooth
Abscess formation
Lost or broken filling
Broken crown
Broken denture
Soft tissue injuries
Severe toothache isone of the frequent reasons people seek urgent dental care. It may be caused by a number of factors. Some common reasons leading to a severe toothache are
Gum disease
Abscess formation
Pulpitis (pulp inflammation)
Fractured tooth
Lost or broken filling
Toothache may be accompanied with fever, earache or pain on mouth opening. Immediate dental care by an emergency dentist may be required. Emergency treatment of dental infections is necessary to prevent them from spreading to other parts of the face and into the bloodstream. In most cases, toothache is managedsuccessfully once the cause has been established.
Dental trauma is an important dental emergency. Road traffic accidents and sports-related injuries and falls are leading causes of trauma to the face, mouth and teeth. The presentation can be
Fractured or chipped teeth
Dislodged or knocked out teeth
Extruded teeth
Fractured jaws
Trauma to the temporomandibular joint (TMJ)
Soft tissue injuries
A detailed dental examination is necessary even if there is no apparent damage to the teeth and supporting tissues because there is always a risk of internal damage.Chances of a fractured or traumatized tooth being saved decrease significantly if dental treatment is delayed.
Gingivitis and periodontitis are commonly referred to as gum disease. Gingivitis is the initial inflammation of gums which can worsen to become periodontitis. If not properly treated, these may lead to loss of the tooth due to damage to its supporting structures. Multiple factors are responsible for gum disease. However, plaque is the primary cause. Some other common causes are
Inadequate maintenance of oral hygiene
Genetic predisposition
Diseases such as cancer, AIDS and diabetes
Hormonal changes
Medications such as antianginal drugs, anticonvulsants
Treatment aims at identifying and removing the underlying cause of the gum disease.

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There are many dental conditions that require urgent care. Such care, when it matters the most, can only be provided by an Emergency dentist . In many such cases, a delay in treatment may mean that chances of saving a tooth have diminished.

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