Dental Emergencies

Pain in (or) around the teeth and jaws caused by tooth decay (or) infection.

CAUSES:

  • Tooth decay
  • Gum disease
  • Abscesses like periapical abscess or periodontal abscess
  • Tooth fractures
  • What must be done immediately ? CONSULT A DENTIST

TREATMENT :

Dentist will make a careful examination and depending on the underlying cause treatment differs from simple dental filling to even some surgical measures.  

It is when a crack appears in your tooth or a part of your tooth breaks following any injury.

CAUSES

  • Falls
  • Traffic accidents
  • Sports related injuries
  • Physical violence

What must be done immediately ?  CONSULT A DENTIST.

TREATMENT

       Dentist will make a careful examination and depending on the site of fracture you will be treated.

It occurs when a tooth is completely dislodged from its socket.

CAUSES

o        Falls

o        Traffic accidents

o        Sports related injuries

o        Physical violence

What must be done immediately ?  CONSULT A DENTIST.

   Try to preserve the knocked out tooth in media like milk, saline or your saliva. 

TREATMENT

       Dentist will replant your dislodged tooth, if the extra alveolar time is less than 30 minutes. Otherwise, other treatment options are preferred.

It is when a tooth or teeth are absent in the mouth due to various reasons.

CAUSES

  • Tooth extraction
  • Gum disease
  •  Trauma
  •  Tooth decay
  •  Heredity

TREATMENT :

Depending on your oral health, treatment options vary from dental implants to removable partial dentures. It is important to consider replacing the missing tooth to maintain a good oral hygiene and to prevent from other problems such as shifting of adjacent teeth, supra eruption, drifting of teeth, gum disease etc.,