Toothache, broken teeth, wisdom teeth, infection, painful jaws, swollen face. Whatever the dental emergency or the age of the patient, Anastasia Dental can help with our emergency dentistry services.
Broken Tooth/Missing Filling/Sharp Tooth
A broken tooth or missing filling can often be fixed with a simple filling. If you cannot see the broken tooth, you may be able to feel a roughness or sharpness, or even feel food getting stuck in your tooth or gums. When a larger piece of your tooth breaks off the tooth may have a lot of decay, or be substantially weakened. In these cases a thorough assessment of the tooth will need to be made to determine whether more complex treatment will be needed to save the tooth.
Regardless of the size of the damage, it should be attended to as soon as possible.
Sudden toothaches are very painful and should be treated as quickly as possible. The pain may be a symptom of another larger issue, such as tooth decay or infection. If left untreated, tooth decay can be a seriously difficult and expensive problem to treat. It is important to seek more immediate treatment if you have other serious symptoms, such as fever and chills, trouble swallowing or breathing, or a foul-tasting discharge.
If you have chipped off a small piece of tooth, a filling can usually be used to repair the damage. If the repair is of a front tooth or can be seen when you smile, a tooth-coloured bonded composite resin will be put in place.
A swelling/tooth abscess generally develops when there is an infection in a tooth or around the root of the tooth. Pus may also build up. If you think you might have swelling associated with a tooth or gum, you should seek treatment promptly. Left untreated, it can lead to a serious infection in the jaw bone, teeth and surrounding tissues.
If a wisdom tooth is causing pain or looks or feels like it is not erupting into the right position, contact us to have it assessed as quickly as possible.
If you are having trouble eating or opening your mouth due to jaw or jaw joint pain, or you experience jaw pain when waking or at the end of the day, seek medical or dental treatment to diagnose the source of the pain.