Katoomba Dental Centre

When It's Time to Call Your Emergency Dentist

October 31, 2021
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Posted By: Katoomba Dental Centre

We handle dental emergencies in Katoomba as soon as possible. Our objective is to rid you of any pain and save your tooth or teeth.

Of course, there are all types of dental emergencies, and it is impossible to imagine every scenario. So, if ever you’re unsure, we want to hear from you as soon as possible. A trained team member can talk to you about your symptoms and make the best determination for treatment.

Common Dental Emergencies

One of the most common dental emergencies is probably a tooth infection, also called a root infection. This issue requires a root canal treatment to rid you of pain and prevent the need for extraction.

When you have a root infection, it means an infection deep in your tooth’s root canal. To treat the issue, your dentist numbs the area and gently extracts the infected pulp and tissue. The next step is sealing the tooth to encourage healing.

At a follow-up visit, we typically crown the tooth to prevent future issues, including breakage.

Other common dental emergencies include tooth injury, tooth knocked-out, damaged restoration.

Signs of a dental emergency include:

  • Toothache
  • Jaw pain
  • Jaw swelling
  • Bleeding

When to Call Your Emergency Dentist in Katoomba

If you experience oral health changes, including sensitive teeth that do not get better on their own, we want to hear from you. Of course, not every instance of tooth sensitivity is an emergency, but a team member would still like to assess your symptoms.

If you have a toothache, swelling, or oral injury, including a knocked-out tooth, we encourage you to give us a call.

Dental Emergency? We Are Here for You

A dental emergency can be frightening, and the pain can make daily activities feel miserable. If you have oral pain or other unusual symptoms, we invite you to contact a dental team member today.

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