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Emergencies

You never expect a dental emergency but you should know what to do if the time comes! For the best possible outcome, it’s essential to get in touch with Atrius Dental Studio as soon as possible. We are highly experienced emergency dentists, and if you require urgent dental treatment, we do keep a flexible schedule to accommodate your dental emergency! Your care is our priority, and we will do our absolute best to ensure you’re comfortable throughout your emergency dental appointment, whether you’ve had a fall and broken a tooth, knocked a tooth out playing sport, or are otherwise in severe pain.

Root Canal Treatments


Root canal treatment is necessary for saving an infected tooth. Its purpose is to conserve a tooth that normal restorative procedures can no longer save. In the past, you would probably lose a tooth if the tooth had a diseased or injured nerve. Root canal treatments can sometimes be deferred for a day or two with over-the-counter painkillers which reduce pain and inflammation. We recommend that you do visit us as soon as possible to confirm a diagnosis and commence treatment.




Lost Teeth/Trauma


If you have an accident where a tooth is knocked out or broken, contact us as soon as possible. You have under an hour in which to save the tooth. Here’s what to do if your tooth is knocked out:

  • Handle the tooth by the crown, not the root. Touching the root (the part of the tooth below the gum) can damage cells necessary for bone reattachment.
  • Gently rinse the tooth in milk to remove dirt. Do not scrub.
  • Place the clean tooth back in the socket if possible or store in milk on your way to the clinic.
  • It is important not to let the tooth dry out. If it is not possible to place in milk, hold the tooth in the mouth between the cheek and the teeth.




Extractions


If you’re experiencing severe pain, infection, bleeding from the mouth or otherwise urgently require tooth removal, the sooner you make an emergency dental appointment, the sooner we can help ease your discomfort!