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What Are the Most Common Types of Dental Emergencies?

Sensitive teeth popsicleA 2 am toothache that prevents you from sleeping. A broken tooth that resulted from playing your favourite sport. Facial swelling and pain due to an abscess. These are some typical types of dental emergencies. At Nepean Dental, we provide emergency dentistry so you can get out of pain and back to your life.

Here are some types of dental emergencies:

  • Facial swelling, particularly if it is difficult to breathe
  • Trauma to the face, especially if it is hard to breathe
  • Bleeding from the mouth that won’t stop
  • An ulcer or sore in your mouth that hasn’t healed for 2 or more weeks
  • Severe mouth pain that keeps you awake
  • Tooth fracture, exposing the tooth’s nerve
  • Significant dental trauma (e.g. a knocked-out tooth)

Seek Care Straight Away

Please remember that swift action is always critical when it comes to a dental injury. Erring on the side of caution is always advisable. You should seek the advice of a professional whenever an accident or injury involving the teeth or gums occurs.

Based on the symptoms you’re experiencing, we can make recommendations over the phone for certain types of painkillers, if suitable for you, or home remedies to try.

If you’re experiencing a dental emergency, call Nepean Dental now, so we can address your emergency as soon as you arrive at our practice. If this is outside our surgery hours you can email Veronica directly on; with your name, concern and your mobile number so we can reach you asap.

Any invasive or surgical procedure may carry risks. Before moving forward, it is recommended that you seek a second opinion from an appropriately licensed medical professional.

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