Accidents are a part of life, and the same is true when it comes to your teeth. While you should seek treatment for most dental issues promptly, a true dental emergency requires more than a typical office visit (the most common symptoms being dental pain (toothache) or discomfort, gum of face swelling or a tongue irritation due to broken teeth) and usually occurs as the result of (tooth decay) of an injury or some other trauma to your teeth. Here are some signs you may need to schedule an appointment in Ballarat for emergency dental care, such as from Ballarat Dentist Dr Don Anderson.
Learning What Qualifies as a Dental Emergency
Dental discomfort of any sort is an emergency to the person who may be experiencing symptoms but knowing the difference between a situation that needs urgent attention or that which can wait until your next scheduled dental check-up (comprehensive dental examination) or that which may require a dental appointment within a few days is important. This is especially true if you experience any dental issues; such as having a loose tooth or actually losing a tooth because of an accident, or if you experience sudden sharp pain in your teeth or gums particularly when that dental pain lingers. Then waiting, and perhaps coming to really need help at night or on the weekend when many dentists’ offices are closed should be pre-empted and an appointment for emergency dental care made as soon as possible or convenient. Many people are simply unaware that time for emergency dental treatment is made available in the Ballarat area each weekday by Dr Don Anderson. This is our commitment to help people who find themselves in the potentially stressful situation where urgent dental care may be necessary.
One of the most common scenarios for someone needing dental treatment is when a tooth is broken or becomes loose. This most often happens when playing sport but it can sometimes occur when biting down too hard on food. A minor chip or small crack may not necessarily be a dental emergency but it is a sign that something is happening and it is best to address such issues early rather than waiting until more tooth damage has occurred and there is a big rather than small dental problems. A severe crack where a large part of the tooth is missing or even as sometimes happens when the whole tooth is dislodged or loosened is a more severe dental emergency that requires immediate and urgent attention. If everyday activities like drinking, eating or chewing are compromised then it will be necessary to contact an emergency dentist in Ballarat for help.
Knowing the difference between a dental emergency and an issue that can handled within a few days, or even wait until your next scheduled dental check-up, is important. It’s especially true if you experience any dental issues, such as losing a tooth or experiencing sudden pain in your teeth or gums, at night or on the weekend when many offices are closed. Many people simply aren’t aware of what emergency dental treatment is available in the Ballarat area until they find themselves during a potentially stressful situation where urgent care may be necessary.
One of the most common scenarios is when someone loses or cracks a tooth, often while playing a sport or biting down too hard on food. While a minor chip or small crack may not necessarily be a dental emergency, these sorts of issues should be addressed as soon as possible to avoid causing additional damage to the tooth. A more serious dental emergency would be one where the crack is severe, a large part of the tooth is missing, or the entire tooth has become dislodged. In these and other cases where everyday activities like drinking or chewing may be affected, you will need to contact an emergency dentist in Ballarat for more immediate attention.
Where to Go for Emergency Dental Needs in Ballarat
Since 1977, Ballarat dentist Dr Don Anderson has been committed to helping his dental patients with their overall dental health needs. This care is highlighted by his reassuring and thorough approach to dental care. At his dental office, we know and support his belief that having healthy teeth and gums is essential to your well-being, which is why we are there for you whenever you may have an urgent dental problems. And, that is why Dr Don Anderson makes time each emergency dental needs in Ballarat, providing essential care for trauma, pain or swelling that cannot wait until the next day. As a family-based practice, we can address emergency concerns for toddlers and children, as well as adults.
Your overall health benefits from having your teeth, gums and bite in good working order. So, be sure to call our office immediately should you experience any emergency dental issues or should you have any urgent concerns or questions about your dental health.
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