A dental emergency is not a pleasant experience for anyone. If you’ve ever been in this situation, you know how important it is to find the best emergency dentist in your area.
If you are experiencing tooth pain, difficulty chewing, or another emergency dental issue that requires immediate attention, contact an emergency dentist. An emergency dentist can diagnose and treat any dental emergency on the spot.
What is Emergency Dental Treatment?
Emergency dental treatment is simply treating dental problems that require urgent attention. While some dental problems can be left for a day or two without issue, there are other problems that need to be treated quickly before they cause more pain and further issues.
When you have tooth pain and need a dentist quickly, here are our tips for seeing an emergency dentist in Logan.
Find an Emergency Dentist Near You
Finding a dentist that treats dental emergencies can be harder than you think. Many people go to the hospital emergency department, but there are dental clinics that offer emergency dental care.
Some dental problems arise quickly and need immediate and urgent attention. Whether you’ve cracked a tooth, or you have a severe toothache, you need dental treatment.
If you need urgent oral health care treatment, Road Dental can help you out.
Call Your Local Dental Clinic
Unlike a GP, many people don’t have a regular dentist. Call your local dental clinic and ask for an emergency appointment. Being able to describe your issue if possible is always beneficial – staff will know what to expect when you arrive.
At Road Dental, we set aside several emergency dental appointment time slots every day so when you need dental treatment, we can help you out.
Bring All Your Necessary Documentation
If you aren’t attending your regular dentist, taking any treatment notes or history that you have is important. It will allow your emergency dentist to see what work has been done previously, and if your dental problem has occurred in the past.
Past dental problems and work may affect what a dentist does to treat your current problem, so giving them as much information as possible will allow them to treat you quicker.
If you don’t have any documentation, ensure that you have the details of your past treating dentists so that an emergency dentist can get your records if required.
We know it’s hard to relax and not panic when you’re in pain, but staying calm is important – especially if you are driving yourself to your appointment. A cold compress is a great way to help relieve some pain, while other people will find comfort in a heat pack.
A cold compress can help reduce inflammation and pain. Simply wrap an ice pack or a bag of frozen vegetables in a tea towel and hold to the area that is in pain. Make sure you use a tea towel or other barrier to avoid damaging your skin. Use a routine of 20 minutes on, 20 minutes off.
A heat pack can help to both reduce pain and interrupt the pain signals. Use a wheat bag and remember to use a barrier such as a cover or tea towel to stop burning your skin.
Write Down Your Symptoms
If you are finding it difficult to talk due to pain, take the time to write down your symptoms or what caused the damage to your teeth. Take along a trusted family member or friend who can act on your behalf should you not be able to talk.
Taking the time to do this will allow the treating dentist to have a better overview of the issue and assist you quicker.
No one likes tooth pain, and when you need urgent dental treatment, it’s essential to find a dentist who has the experience to treat your dental problem quickly and efficiently, getting you back to a pain free lifestyle as quickly as possible.
Road Dental are open six days a week and have after-hours appointments available. We also have several emergency dental appointments available every day. Finding the right dentist in an emergency can be difficult, but it does make all the difference when it comes to good dental care.
At Road Dental we also provide a number of other dental treatments and services including regular check-ups, teeth cleaning, extraction, fillings, dentures, teeth whitening and children’s dental services.
If you’re suffering from tooth pain, call Road Dental on (07) 3397 3999.