Emergency Dental Care
We are here when you need us most.At Kallangur Dental Surgery our experienced team is well trained in handling emergencies.An emergency situation is unannounced it can be loss of filling, fractured tooth, severe tooth ache or sensitivity, abscess ,swelling, trauma or Injury. Pain is an indicator that something has gone wrong and need urgent attention.
We advise that you sought immediate consult if suffer from any of above.We do help you by providing same day appointments.We help you to get relief from pain due to any dental emergencies by providing you well deserved care and preventing it from worsening.
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Tips for Dental Emergencies while Traveling Abroad
Are you planning a vacation outside the Australia? Don't have your vacation ruined by a toothache. Prior to traveling abroad a thorough dental examination is important especially if traveling to developing countries or remote areas without access to safe dental care.
Emergency dental care abroad may be hard to find, uncomfortable, expensive, or even dangerous. Most of us take for granted the high Australian standards for infection control and safety. We seldom think about the fact that sterile instruments, gloves, disposable needles and safe water are not always routine in parts of the world.
Dentists practicing in the Australia are held to high standards of care and must follow infection control guidelines for disease prevention. The standards for educating and licensing dental professionals also vary in foreign countries. In Australia, dentists have been educated in accredited schools and have taken national and state boards prior to receiving a license to practice.
Before you travel...
1. Schedule an appointment with your dentist giving adequate time to complete any necessary dental treatment. Pressure changes especially during air travel can cause pain in an untreated tooth.
2. Have decayed or cracked teeth treated
3. Congested with sinus problems? It may be from or affecting your teeth
4. Schedule a cleaning, especially if you have any type of periodontal (gum) disease or bad breath
5. Sensitive teeth should be checked before you travel
6. Complete all root canal treatments
Don't let a dental emergency dampen your vacation. Be sure to have your teeth in great shape prior to leaving home.
Tooth Extraction! No Fear
Extraction may be the final step required to prevent a cracked or decayed tooth from causing further damage. Or, in the case of crowding or an impacted wisdom tooth, it may be needed to prevent trouble from occurring later. In most cases, however, it's a routine procedure that's nothing to fear when done by an experienced hand. Here's how it usually works:
First, a radiographic (X-ray) examination allows your dentist to see the tooth's exact position and anticipate any possible complications. Your medical and drug history is also evaluated, so your dentist can assess your general health and establish your options for anesthesia. Simpler tooth extractions may be performed under local anesthesia such as a numbing shot, with or without additional sedation like nitrous oxide or oral medication. More complex (or multiple) extractions may require conscious sedation that's administered intravenously (into the bloodstream).
Once you've been anesthetized, the tooth can be removed. You might think that teeth are set into the bone like a stone in concrete — but that's not the case! They're actually attached by a series of fibers called the periodontal ligament. By carefully manipulating these fibers, most teeth can be dislodged without too much difficulty. Afterwards, your dentist may prescribe antibiotics and/or recommend over-the-counter pain medications for a few days.
When Is Tooth Extraction Needed?
One of the main goals of modern dentistry is to preserve your natural teeth for as long as possible — a lifetime, we hope. That's why we're always reminding you to brush, floss, and come in for regular examinations and cleanings. But sometimes, one or more of the teeth may need to be extracted (removed). This may become necessary for several reasons.
Trauma — a sharp blow to the mouth in sports, for example — might cause a tooth to chip or crack. Your dentist would like to save the tooth via a crown, a root canal, or both. But sometimes, depending on the damage sustained, it just isn't possible. Disease or decay may also make it impractical to save a natural tooth. In these situations, it may be preferable to replace the tooth with a durable, natural-looking dental implant.
There are other good reasons for extracting a tooth. During orthodontic treatment, one or more teeth may need to be removed to alleviate the condition known as crowding: That's when the dental arches (jaws) simply don't have enough space to accommodate all the teeth. Also, impacted wisdom teeth, and baby teeth that don't fall out on their own, sometimes interfere with other nearby teeth, nerves or important structures in the mouth; they may need to be extracted too.