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Dental Emergencies in Lower Hutt, NZ

Dental emergencies typically occur without warning. Knowing how to respond when one occurs can save your teeth and gums from permanent damage.

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What is Dental Emergency?

Dental emergencies are problems with your teeth or gums that require immediate treatment. Examples are profuse bleeding or severe pain in your mouth caused by an infection or injury. If you are unsure whether your dental condition counts as an emergency, contact our dental clinic for assistance.

Benefits of Emergency Dental Treatment

Getting emergency dental treatment ensures:

  • Pain Relief: If you have severe pain in your teeth or gums, visiting a dentist as soon as possible can alleviate your discomfort.
  • Teeth Restoration: If you accidentally cracked or knocked out a tooth, quickly make a dental appointment to restore the damaged tooth.
  • No Lasting Damage: A dental abscess can be life-threatening. Early treatment will curtail the infection and save your life and teeth.

 

What Problems Can Emergency Dental Care Solve?

  • Knocked-Out Tooth: If you have lost a tooth, retrieve it without touching the root or damaging its tissue fragments. Place the tooth in milk (not water) to preserve it and call your dentist to set up an emergency appointment to replant the knocked-out tooth.
  • Chipped, Fractured, or Cracked Tooth: If you have a broken or cracked tooth, apply a cold compress to the affected side of your face to minimise swelling. Pain-free treatment options are available to restore the damaged tooth.
  • Toothache or Swelling: For quick dental pain relief, visit your dentist so they can diagnose the condition and prescribe treatment.
  • Dental Abscess: If you have an infection between the teeth and gum, you may require urgent antibiotic treatment.
  • Broken Crown: Keep the crown safe and visit your dentist as soon as possible to restore it and prevent the need for root canal treatment.

Contact Central Hutt Dental for Emergency Dental Treatment in Lower Hutt, NZ

 

Access our emergency dental services in Lower Hutt by scheduling an appointment online or by dialling 04 566 1122 today.