Dental Emergency

Broken a tooth, or sudden toothache? If you’re experiencing dental pain or swelling you should see a dentist as soon as possible to avoid further problems. 

Swelling is usually an indication of a dental abscess creating a pocket of pus. Other signs of an abscess can be sensitivity to hot and cold, pain on biting, or even a bad taste in the mouth. A dental abscess will not heal without dental treatment, and can lead to serious health risks. 

If you have fractured a tooth it can usually be restored with tooth-coloured filling, veneer or crown depending on how much tooth has broken. In some cases the dentist can reattach the broken piece of tooth, if you have the piece make sure to place it in a container of milk for transporting.

Likewise, if the tooth has been completely knocked out, it may be saved. However time is crucial, and you should book an appointment with the dentist as soon as possible. It is important to not allow the tooth to lose moisture and should be placed in a container with milk. 

At Crestwood Family Dental, we always try our best to accommodate emergency patients. So if you are experiencing pain or suffered trauma, please call as and will do our best to help you.