When it’s time to call the dentist?
- A blow to the tooth,
- A cut lip
- Severe tooth pain
Here are some tips for common dental emergencies:
- For a knocked-out (Avulsed) permanent or adult tooth, keep it moist at all times. Try to place the tooth back in the socket without touching the root of the tooth. If that’s not possible, place it in between your cheek and gums or in a glass of milk. Then, get to your dentist nearby right away for dental treatment.
- When a tooth is cracked or fractured, immediately rinse the mouth with warm water to clean the area. Put an ice pack on the face to keep any swelling down.
- If you bite your tongue or lip, clean the area gently with water and apply ice packs.
- For toothaches, rinse the mouth with warm water to clean it out. Gently use dental floss to remove any food caught between the teeth. Do not put aspirin on the aching tooth or gum tissues.
- For objects stuck in the mouth, try to gently remove with floss but NEVER try to remove it with sharp or pointed instruments.
Here are some simple precautions you can take to avoid accident and injury to the teeth:
- Wear a mouthguard when participating in sports or recreational activities.
- Avoid chewing ice, popcorn kernels, and hard candy, all of which can crack a tooth.
- Use scissors, NEVER use your teeth, to cut things.
Although tooth pain usually falls into the category of “obvious”, we would be remiss to not mention it. If your tooth pain is severe, throbbing or simply won’t go away, contact your dentist immediately. A potential cause for pain includes trapped food particles in between teeth or gums, an infection at the root of the tooth or between gums (tooth abscess), advanced staged gingivitis (gum disease).
A hint of red on your toothbrush should give you cause for concern. Gingivitis or gum disease can cause gums to bleed. Dr. Deepak Rudramoorthy says “Gingivitis can lead to much more serious gum disease called periodontitis and tooth loss.” Most cases of Gingivitis can be relieved with proper oral hygiene. Regular brushing, flossing and routine visits to your dentist can help prevent the disease.
Most dental clinics In Bangalore reserve time in their daily schedules for emergency dental care.
DENTAL EMERGENCY FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS BY PATIENTS (FAQ)
How do I make a dental emergency appointment?You can make an appointment over the phone by calling us on +91988667330
How long do I have to wait for dental emergency treatment?
We do our best to shorten the waiting times, but based on the day and the complexity of the treatments ahead, the waiting time may vary.
How long will the dental emergency treatment take?
This depends on the complexity of your treatment and the amount of work you agree to do with the dentist. It is rarely over an hour and usually takes up to 20-30 minutes.
How do I get to the dental emergency clinic?
Diva Dental Clinic has two dental emergency clinics in Bangalore. Finding the clinic is best to do with the Google maps app of your smartphone. Our dental clinics are also good to reach by bike, walking or use the bus. If you need to take a cab, you want to try the Uber App. It is usually much less expensive than a regular taxi.
I already have a dentist. Is this a problem?
No, that is wonderful. We always encourage our patients to register with a regular dentist for checkups. If your dentist is not available to help you fast enough with your treatment you can always come to Diva Dental Clinic Bangalore. After the treatment, we will provide your dentist with a medical report and any Xray photos that were taken at our clinic.
It is not a dental emergency, I just want it done fast. Can I come to Diva Dental Clinic?
Whatever dental need you have, we are here to help you. Emergency in our world is what is urgent for our patients. We will always be there for those in need of dental services.
Can I make an appointment? And do I have to make an appointment?.
Making an appointment is a good way to shorten your wait time, so we do recommend you do so, by calling us or booking online. having said that, you are always welcome to just show up at the door, and you will be helped as soon as possible
Only after 22:00 in the evening till morning hours you have have to make an appointment before coming to our clinic.
Do you treat dental emergencies for children at your clinic?
Yes, Diva Dental Clinic has an on-call pedodontist for children. With children you really want to avoid going to a hospital, avoiding exposing them to what is not necessary. Also, our team of dentists has the experience to work with children in a friendly way.
Who are the dentists for the dental emergency?
Our team has vast experience in handling dental emergencies. We also have several dental specialists on our staff so you don’t have to wait weeks for a referral to a dental specialist. We can offer almost any dental treatment in case of emergencies.
What if I need a prescription after the treatment?
After your treatment, a prescription is needed for treating pain or prevent (further) infections you will be given the prescription along with a list of pharmacies that are close, or that are open 24/7.
Will dental emergency treatment hurt?
Going to a dentist is not the most comfortable thing in life, but here we use the newest and safest technologies to make sure there is hardly any pain for the patient. The dentist will explain to you what is done, and make sure you know what to expect. Even in your own language if possible. We speak multiple languages at our clinic.
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