Few dental conditions are as alarming as a sudden toothache or a dental emergency. Knowing exactly what to do in the event that you experience pain or a broken tooth can be difficult, especially if you do not yet have a North Tamworth dentist to treat your emergency.
At Oasis Smiles Dental, we are here to help when patients need us most.
When Is Tooth Pain an Emergency?
Most dental conditions do not have symptoms until they are well advanced. Dental decay, for example, often remains silent until it makes its way to the very internal structure of the tooth near the nerve. This is why we recommend that any time you experience tooth pain, you contact us straight away so that we can help you feel comfortable again.
A broken tooth, an avulsed (knocked-out) tooth, lost or damaged fillings and crowns or swelling of the face, neck or jaw can all warrant an immediate visit to the surgery to get the answers you need.
Root Canal Treatment
If your emergency dental exam indicates the need for root canal treatment, we can complete the entire process right here in the surgery. While many people associate root canals with pain, they are actually a pain-relieving and tooth-saving procedure that may potentially extend the life of your tooth by years – even decades.
Common signs that indicate the need for root canal therapy:
- Swelling of the face or jaw
- Discolouration of the tooth
- Sensitivity to heat or cold
- A small bump on the gums
- Pain or pressure when chewing
- Discomfort that worsens with time
We will thoroughly anaesthetise your tooth before we get started. One of our experienced dentists will expertly remove the infected pulp, which consists of nerve fibres, blood vessels and tissue, within the canal. After placing an anti-bacterial medication to promote healing, your dentist will seal the tooth.
Because teeth become more brittle after root canal treatment, we often recommend a dental crown for added support.
If your dental emergency requires an extraction, we will ensure your comfort every step of the way. We never take the recommendation for removing a tooth lightly and consider it a last resort. Dr Naledi Mosarwa has a special gift for making patients feel comfortable and at ease during these procedures.
Teeth requiring extraction:
- Broken at the gumline
- Non-restorable with root canal therapy
- Symptomatic wisdom teeth
From the moment we remove your tooth to any recommended tooth-replacement treatment, our dentists will look after you with the same care and compassion they want for their own families.
Do You Have a Painful Tooth?
We welcome you to contact Oasis Smiles Dental to book an emergency dental appointment with Dr Daniel Raditaolana or Dr Naledi Mosarwa. Our gentle and compassionate dental team will help you feel comfortable and healthy again quickly. We treat dental emergencies on the same day whenever possible.