Sydney / Kellyville / Castle Hill
If you’re experiencing a dental emergency, Cosmetic Dental Point in Sydney / Kellyville / Castle Hill is here to help. With any type of dental emergency, the last thing you want to do is put it off. The longer you wait to see a dentist, the higher the risk of permanent damage or expensive treatments down the road.
Call Cosmetic Dental Points and one of our qualified dentists will see you as soon as possible. Cosmetic Dental Point accepts most dental insurances and have flexible payment options for patients in Sydney (Kellyville and Castle Hill) with no insurance coverage.
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What kind of dental emergencies do we treat?
If you’re experiencing one of these dental emergencies, contact Cosmetic Dental Point immediately so one of our dentists can see you as soon as possible:
- Painful tooth or gum
- Cracked teeth
- Partially broken or chipped teeth
- Loose teeth due to a trauma to the mouth
- Knocked out teeth due to a trauma to the mouth
- Lose or missing dental fillings
- Broken or detached dental crown
- Dental emergencies related to braces (i.e., broken wires, detached brackets)
Signs and symptoms of a dental emergency
If you’ve had a blow to the mouth, swelling is often one of the first symptoms. However, if you suddenly experience swelling of your lips, gums, tongue or other areas of your mouth with an obvious cause, it can be a sign of something serious. Sometimes it can be as simple as food particles stuck in between your teeth or gums and is causing irritation. Other times, more serious causes like cysts, infections, and possibly oral cancer are at the root of the swelling, and early detection and examination by your dentist is crucial to avoiding complications down the road.
While taking pain medication at home may cause dental pain to go away, you should always consider that whatever is causing the pain should be checked out by a dentist as soon as possible. Pain is your body telling you that something is wrong, and before long a minor pain in your mouth can become a major issue! Pain may mean you have an oral infection, which has the potential to be a life-threatening condition as it can spread to other parts of your body.
Knocked out teeth
A tooth that has been knocked out is referred to as “avulsed.” This is probably the most common dental emergency, and this situation happens to more than five million people per year. The good news is many of these teeth can be saved and replaced by a dentist. It is crucial that you do not delay if your tooth is knocked out, because time is of the essence in getting it replaced and healthy. The longer it takes you to get to a dentist, the less chance the tooth has of being saved.
Groups at high risk for dental emergencies
There are many lifestyles that put you in the risk category for potentially having an emergency, and knowing what to do beforehand is the key to keeping yourself safe. If you play sports, especially contact sports like football and boxing, Always wear protective guards for your mouth when participating in order to reduce your risks. However, simple daily activities can also cause an emergency. Many people break their teeth every year by chewing ice or using their teeth to open the packaging. Avoid these kinds of activities.