While experiencing an emergency dental service can sometimes be scary, having the correct information will help you make the very best choice for your particular circumstance. There are several different scenarios that would qualify as an emergency dental situation. Emergency dental services should always be your first course of action following any of the above:
Severe Pain - If you have had a tooth pulled or a tooth has been severely broken, there is a possibility that bleeding may occur. If this occurs you will need an emergency service immediately to relieve the severe pain. In most instances, the bleeding will stop once you have had the tooth or teeth cleaned. If the bleeding persists, you should seek immediate medical attention from a physician.
Soreness and Bleeding - If your tooth has been cracked, chipped or if it has been severely damaged by a falling object, the area may bleed. For this reason, you should apply pressure to the area and wait until the bleeding stops. A small amount of gauze should be wrapped around the base of the tooth to reduce the swelling. You will probably also need an anesthetist to relieve the pressure and stop the bleeding.
Bacterial Vaginosis - If you have had a tooth abscessed, the situation can result in serious pain and a lot of swelling. The abscessed tooth will cause immense damage to your gums. Bacterial infections are caused when bacteria from the mouth gets trapped in the bone near the tooth. This causes a swelling and severe pain. You may also have a fever if you have caught the infection in the upper respiratory tract. If you have had a severe tooth decay, the infection may spread to the bones of your arms or legs and so will the pain.
Tooth Pain or Infection - If you have pain or swelling from an existing infection, this can lead to pain while chewing and even to loss of appetite. A tooth abscess is filled with pus, which drains into the jaw and gums. The inflammation can cause severe pain in the teeth and can cause bleeding as well.
If you have severe pain, swollen gums and bleeding while brushing, you should see a dentist. Bleeding from a broken tooth occurs when bacteria causes an injury near the pulp chamber. The pulp is made up of your teeth's nerve endings. When a tooth is knocked out, the blood supply to the pulp is cut off. That is why a dentist is the best person to handle this type of emergency.
The dentist may use a special cleaning agent to remove the foreign object that caused the bleeding. He will also be able to take measures to protect the gums and help stop bleeding. A cracked or chipped tooth can sometimes bleed as a result of getting damaged by a falling object, such as a baseball. You will need immediate dental treatment for this problem and you will want to make an appointment as soon as possible. Your dentist will be able to repair the cracked or chipped teeth, remove the offending object and make any other necessary repairs to stop the bleeding.
If you have any of these symptoms, you should see a dentist as quickly as possible. Remember, you never want to ignore a serious dental emergency because it can worsen or get worse. If you have any of the symptoms listed above, you should see a doctor right away.
Some other signs of oral cavity bleeding are swelling or redness of the tissue around the lips, inside the mouth or between the teeth. You may also experience a strong, sharp or piercing pain in your jaw joint. You may feel pain or numbness in the arm, face, neck or upper back. Sometimes you may even have trouble chewing and speaking. If you experience any of these symptoms and you don't have any of the above mentioned warning signs, you should call an emergency dentist immediately.
An emergency dentist will be able to provide several types of treatments. One of these options is a dental crown or dental cement filling. A dental crown is a temporary solution to stopping any bleeding that may have started because of a broken tooth or if a tooth was accidentally knocked out. The temporary crown will protect the tooth until it is ready to be replaced. The dental cement will then harden and cover the broken or decayed tooth. Both options are performed by a trained oral surgeon.
If your bleeding gums, swollen, red cheek tissues, or a change in texture of the tissue near your gum line indicate serious problems you should immediately consult a medical professional. If you have had tooth extraction, have a severe gum infection, or have experienced damage to your teeth due to the aforementioned factors above and the initial examination indicates a possible tooth or gum infection, your doctor will most likely perform an oral surgery to try to save your teeth. However, if you have decided to pursue this avenue, you should keep in mind that you should not stop any treatment while waiting for the final results. Follow all instructions from your physician regarding treatment, and in many cases, treatment may be discontinued for a short period after the procedure has been performed to prevent any additional damage to the teeth and gum tissues.