An emergency dentist can provide immediate treatment for pain or for an infection. A broken tooth may also cause sudden acute pain and may require immediate extraction.
A dental emergency can be so painful that it will lead to loss of sleep and even excessive bleeding. There is also the risk of infection becoming serious. This is why treatment must be sought as soon as possible.
When dealing with sudden pain or infection, your emergency dentist will first need to locate the cause. Every dental emergency always has a root cause, so that means there may be an infection, broken tooth or an injury that is causing the problem.
- Most general emergencies will be treated by cleaning the infected or damaged area first. Not only will this give a better look at the problem but it will also prevent any potential infection from spreading.
- The dentist may prescribe medications such as antibiotics or an anti-inflammatory corticosteroid to treat the infection. These drugs will deal with the pain as well as reduce swelling.
- A good majority of dental emergencies involve broken teeth. To alleviate the pain, the tooth will have to be extracted and the surrounding area will need to be cleaned and treated for possible infections.
After extracting the tooth, you’ll need to take a few painkillers for several days. Dr. Afzali will also give advice on how you can avoid excessive bleeding and pain on the extraction site. Other precautions will be advised, such as how to properly brush your teeth and replace a gauze. This way you can do the rest of the maintenance at home.
Never hesitate to seek immediate dental assistance in case of an emergency. Allowing a sore tooth or bleeding gums to be left untreated even for just a day may lead to serious repercussions.
This becomes even more necessary if the dental emergency was caused by an accident. Many children end up with broken teeth after getting hit by a bully in school or by falling while running or biking and they need to be treated immediately before the injury causes an infection, blood loss and unbearable pain.
If you ever need emergency assistance from a dentist, you may call Lifetime Dental in Rancho Cucamonga at (909) 483-0812 for inquiries or to schedule an appointment with Dr. M Afzali. We will make sure you are seen as soon as possible.