Dental Emergency Ashburton & Ashwood
For them to have good oral health, your child needs regular visits. Call today to book their first appointment! Our team is looking forward to giving you both a stress-free experience.
What is a dental emergency?
If a dental issue requires immediate treatment, it is considered an emergency. Not addressing the problem may result in the loss of a tooth, excessive bleeding, pain, etc.
In most cases, you’ll know whether or not it’s an emergency. Call our office today if you believe you need immediate treatment!
What are some examples of dental emergencies?
Patients visit our office for a wide array of dental emergencies. Some of the most common include:
We don’t like pulling teeth as much as you don’t like getting them removed. This is why we do everything we can to save a problem tooth. We only resort to extraction if:
- The tooth is damaged beyond repair
- There is severe overcrowding or impacting
- There is severe decay or infection
A chipped, cracked, or fractured tooth is serious. It can affect your teeth’s structural integrity and even lead to infection.
To adequately address your broken tooth, we will do an X-ray.
Damage to the pulp (the soft tissue inside of the tooth) means you’ll likely need a root canal. Damage to the outside might mean you just need a crown. Whatever the problem, our team will come up with the best course of action.
If one of your teeth gets knocked out, it’s essential to call a dentist right away. This will increase the chances of us being able to reinsert the tooth successfully.
You can also increase your chances of saving the tooth by adequately preserving it. Do this by picking up the tooth by the crown and gently washing it off. Carefully place the tooth back in the socket and bite down.
What will my appointment look like?
Why choose Ashwood Dental?
What will happen if I don’t seek treatment?
A dental emergency is not something you should take lightly. If you neglect it, you put your oral health at risk. Get the problem fixed by calling us today!
If you have a dental emergency, don’t wait! Call our office today. Our professionals are well-equipped to handle any issue you may have.