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What Happens at an Emergency Appointment?

Smiling dental treatmentBefore getting emergency dental care, the dentist will need to locate the area of concern. This generally happens with X-rays. Sometimes the patient knows the cause of pain, particularly if they received treatment in the area.

Or, the patient will call and express that they have pain in a general area, but offer no further information about the source of discomfort. The dentist will look for signs of concern, such as gum inflammation or infection. Exposed nerves are painful and also a common cause for an emergency visit. The dentist may also look for a wisdom tooth trying to break through or a broken tooth.

Providing Treatment

Once the dentist identifies the problem, treatment can begin. If you are in severe pain, your dentist may offer pain relief. In some rare cases, the tooth causing pain may need to be removed, but your dentist will explain this before it happens.

Feeling Anxious?

At Nepean Dental, we have options to help nervous patients feel more relaxed. Depending on the severity of the emergency, Dr Nashi may opt for dental anaesthetics, which are used to numb the affected area and keep you comfortable while you receive emergency dental care.

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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