Arthur Street Dental | Coffs Harbour, NSW
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Emergency Dentistry May Save Your Smile

April 28, 2020
Posted By: Arthur Street Dental
Woman with a dental emergency in Coffs Harbour

If you have a toothache, jaw swelling, or other oral health condition, it is essential to reach out to a dental professional as soon as possible. You need a diagnosis and treatment before the situation claims your tooth or teeth.

In many cases, a toothache with swelling is indicative of infection. When an infection is not treated, it can spread and lead to severe complications, including tooth loss.

When you have a dental emergency, your dentist in Coffs Harbour does not want you to wait it out for a few days or self-treat and hope for the best. Our team wants to see you as soon as possible.

Common Dental Emergencies

There are many types of dental emergencies, but the most common that we see tend to be toothaches and swelling due to root infection. A root infection requires root canal treatment to bring relief and safe your tooth.

Failure to seek treatment promptly may mean extraction. In cases of severe decay, trauma, and untreated infection, an extraction may be your only option. However, we provide tooth replacement options should an extraction become necessary.

We always recommend seeking treatment from your emergency dentist in Coffs Harbour sooner rather than later.

Avoiding Dental Emergencies

We always want you to enjoy a healthy smile, which is why we recommend regular dental visits for exams and teeth cleans. We also recommend a consistent brushing and flossing routine at home.

If you play sports, don’t forget your mouthguard, and always wear your nightguard at night if you have bruxism (grinding and clenching your teeth). Bruxism can leave your teeth vulnerable to fracture and wear down your enamel, which can lead to infections and tooth loss.

Contact Our Dental Clinic for Your Dental Emergency

We always work hard to treat your dental emergency as soon as possible. Our aim is always to save your smile, contact us to book an appointment at our clinic. 

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.