Emergency Dental Care in Ramsgate
Our emergency dentist in Kogarah, NSW is here for you.
Dental emergencies can be frightening, painful and even force you to change your plans or rearrange your schedule. At Ayar Dental, we work hard to treat dental emergencies as soon as possible. Our goal is always to provide urgent dental care in Ramsgate to stop the pain and restore your oral health.
When it comes to dental emergencies, we know you don't want to wait. We know that you may feel uneasy. Our compassionate team will do everything possible to put you at ease while under our care.
If you would like to learn more about dental emergencies, or if you have a dental emergency near Ramsgate, we encourage you to call our dentist office right away at (02) 9529 5278.
We also invite you to continue reading to learn more about our approach to emergency dentistry.
- What are dental emergencies?
- What is root canal therapy?
- What if my tooth is knocked out?
- What if I need a tooth extraction?
- How can I avoid future dental emergencies?
What are dental emergencies?
A dental emergency is any tooth or gum issue that threatens your oral health or causes you pain.
Common situations that we consider dental emergencies include:
- Severe toothache
- Ongoing tooth sensitivity
- Jaw swelling
- Face swelling
- Broken tooth
- Lost tooth
- Emergency root canal
- Broken restoration
- Lost restoration
- Broken tooth replacement
- Lost tooth replacement
- Soft tissue trauma
- Object lodged between teeth
While there are all sorts of dental emergencies, the most common is probably a toothache with jaw or face swelling. Typically, this is a sign of severe infection, trauma or deep tooth decay.
Too often, people try to wait out a dental emergency and skip the urgent dental appointment. Tricks, like applying ice and taking pain relievers, will not cure your dental emergency symptoms. Failure to treat an infection or deep decay can compromise your oral health and your overall wellness.
Your emergency dentist in Ramsgate recommends contacting our dental clinic at the first signs of a dental emergency. If you're unsure whether your situation is an emergency, we suggest contacting a member of our dental team. We can discuss your symptoms and make the best and safest determination for your well-being.
We never want to see you putting your health at risk, which is why we invite you to reach out to a compassionate team member for assistance.
Emergency Root Canal Treatment
Root canals are often considered dental emergencies for a variety of reasons. First, a root infection can be excruciating. Second, infections can spread to other teeth or even other parts of the body, causing additional oral health issues.
If you have a root infection or tooth trauma, root canal treatment in Ramsgate could be the solution for you.
While a root infection is usually painful, your dentist can sometimes find this issue during a routine exam and x-ray. In some cases, a root infection does not cause pain if caught early or if the root is no longer viable.
If you have symptoms of a root infection, you may notice:
- Tooth sensitivity
- Jaw or face swelling
- Blister or bump on the gum
A root canal treatment relieves your pain and helps restore your tooth to better health.
Our Ramsgate dentist will make a small hole in your tooth after thoroughly numbing the area. We remove the root and pulp and gently close the tooth with medication and a temporary filling. After a few weeks, you have a follow-up booking in our dental clinic. During this visit, your dentist provides a permanent filling or a dental crown to the previously treated tooth.
A dental crown is a cap—coloured and shaped to match your smile—placed over your treated tooth. A dental crown restores stability if your tooth is weak following infection.
What if my tooth is knocked out?
You can knock out a tooth for a variety of reasons, including sporting activities or a slip and fall. If you knock your tooth out, we urge you to collect the tooth, paying attention not to overhandle the roots. Gently clean off the debris under running water and then place the tooth in a cup with milk or saliva.
Also, contact our dentist as soon as possible to arrange an emergency dental exam. The sooner we see you, the more likely we are to successfully reseat your tooth in the socket.
However, if you have suffered a trauma, like a car accident or significant fall, we strongly urge you to visit your local emergency room. You can contact our dental team as soon as you're feeling better. At Ayar Dental, we always want you to be safe.
Do you provide tooth extractions in Ramsgate?
If you have severe tooth decay or advanced trauma to your tooth, your dentist may not be able to save it. Of course, we always work hard to save your tooth, but in some situations, extraction is the best option. Extractions in Ramsgate can help save your existing teeth, stop the spread of infection and make you a candidate for tooth replacement.
If you need an extraction—or if you opt for an extraction—your dentist will make sure you're relaxed and comfortable. We conservatively pull your tooth after making sure the area is numb. After healing, we can discuss tooth replacement options.
Our tooth replacement options include:
- Dentures and partial dentures
- Dental implants
- Dental bridges
Dentures are restorative teeth on a dental appliance. Full dentures stand in for full tooth loss and partial dentures take over for partial tooth loss.
A dental implant is a replacement root that your dentist surgically implants in your jaw. After healing is complete, we cap this implant post with a dental crown, which acts as your replacement tooth.
Our Ramsgate dentist will always discuss your tooth replacement options with you and help you make the best decision for your smile and lifestyle.
How can I avoid future dental emergencies?
Most of the dental emergencies in Ramsgate that we encounter at our dental clinic are advanced infections and deep decay—toothaches and swelling, in other words.
The best way to avoid these dental health complications is to brush and floss daily and visit your family dentist in Ramsgate regularly for exams and teeth cleans.
During routine dental exams, your dentist can uncover small problems before they become costly and painful dental health issues—including emergency situations. During your dental clean, we clear away the very things that lead to gum disease, dental emergency infections and dental cavities. We can also provide tips to help you make the most of your at-home care as well.
A good brushing and flossing schedule at home is the perfect complement to your in-chair dental treatments.
If you play sports, we recommend a mouthguard to protect your teeth and gums from impact injuries. If you grind and clench your teeth (bruxism), we also suggest an oral health appliance. A nightguard keeps your upper and lower jaw separated—gently—so you do not grind and clench while sleeping. Doing so can lead to tooth wear, breakage, infections and cavities.
Call Ayar Dental for Emergency Dental Care in Ramsgate!
If you have a dental emergency near Ramsgate or any of the surrounding and neighbouring communities, we are here for you. Please call us on (02) 9529 5278 to schedule emergency dental care at Ayar Dental.