If you have lost or broken a filling it is important to see a dentist to have the filling replaced to help prevent any sensitivity and decay that may occur if left untreated. The dentist may place a temporary dressing at the emergency dental appointment, and request another appointment for you if more time is needed for your treatment.
Broken or fractured teeth
If a tooth breaks we advise you to book a dental appointment as soon as possible, especially if the tooth is causing pain. The fractured tooth may also cause your tongue to become sore if there are any sharp edges present. You may find it best to avoid anything particularly hot or cold if it becomes temperature sensitive.
Swelling or Abscess
If you are experiencing facial swelling it is important that you seek emergency dental advice and treatment as soon as possible, as these are usually signs of an infection. Swelling can also occur after a dental trauma so please book an appointment for assessment.
Accidental dental trauma
Chipped, broken teeth or in severe cases teeth can be knocked out or become mobile after a fall or sport related injury. Swelling may also occur. It is advisable to seek help from a dentist as quickly as possible after a dental trauma.