In need of emergency dental treatment?
Are you based in Sydney and in search of a dental team to help you with a dental emergency? Maybe you have damaged your teeth or had an accident which has left you bleeding and in pain. If this is the case, it is advisable to contact your dental practice as soon as possible so you can be seen by a dentist Sydney CBD who will be able to provide you with emergency dental treatment.
What is considered a dental emergency?
Common injuries which will require urgent dental treatment include dealing with a broken or knocked out tooth or bleeding due to facial trauma. If you are experiencing swelling of your gum or cheek, excruciating discomfort due to a toothache which in turn is not allowing you to sleep and causing headaches, you may also need emergency dental treatment. If you have recently had a tooth extraction and you are experiencing bleeding that cannot be stopped, you should also seek emergency help.
When you visit your dental practice in need of emergency treatment, the emergency team should be able to quickly identify the most suitable treatment needed for your current situation. They will usually take an xray of your teeth and mouth and will also look to see if there is any long lasting damage. If you are experiencing a lot of pain, your dental team will also be able to provide you with either oral pain or toothache relief. If needed, they will be able to conduct an emergency tooth extraction.
If your dental emergency requires further treatment, you will be invited back to the practice for an additional appointment. For example, if you present to your dental practice with a painful root canal, the dental practitioners will be able to provide treatment to a point, but you will usually need to come back to the practice for root canal treatment.
Root canal treatment
Root canal treatment is the solution for patients who have an infected pulp. This treatment is usually carried out under local anaesthetic and involves removing the pulp and also reducing any swelling you may have by draining what is known as a dental abscess.
Once the infected pulp has been removed, the dental team will then enlarge the root canal in order for them to be filled. This part of the procedure can be done during one appointment or over a number of visits; depending on what tooth requires the treatment. If you are having a root canal treatment done on either a premolars or molars, this treatment can be done over several visits, as opposed to your front incisor and canine teeths which usually have one root canal and thus can be performed in a single appointment.
When the root canal fitting is finally inserted, this along with a filling will seal the tooth and reduce the risk of the pulp becoming reinfected.
If following the root canal treatment, you are left with only a small part of your remaining tooth, it may be suggested by your dental team to have a crown fitted on top in order to preserve the rest of the tooth.
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.