Emergency Dentistry

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Emergencies can strike at any time, but Dr Jansen’s practice is here to address and treat any dental issue that arises unexpectedly. From toothaches to fractures, here’s what you need to know and how to address common dental emergencies. 

Toothache

  • Take anti-inflammatory medication like Brufen, Nurofen, Myprodol, Gen-Payne, or Mybulen. Avoid Disprin or Grandpa as these can increase bleeding risk.
  • Use a hot and cold compress and rinse your mouth with lukewarm salt water for swelling.
  • If the pain persists or swelling increases, contact us and consider an antibiotic prescription.

Fractured Tooth

  • Take anti-inflammatory medication like Brufen, Nurofen, Myprodol, Gen-Payne, or Mybulen. Avoid Disprin and Grandpa as these can increase bleeding risk. 
  • Use a hot and cold compress and rinse your mouth with lukewarm salt water for swelling.
  • If the pain persists or swelling increases, contact us and consider an antibiotic prescription. 

Crown Fell Out 

  • Line the crown with Vaseline and gently push it back into its position. This creates a vacuum, helping to hold the crown in place. 
  • Avoid using super glue or any other adhesives, as it might jeopardise the fit of your crown and result in additional costs.
  • If you can’t get the crown into its position without force, don’t force it.  

 

Abscess

A tooth abscess is a dental infection that can extend to nearby regions of the body and necessitates urgent dental attention.

  • Indicators of such an abscess include intense and continuous pain that spreads across the face and neck, inflammation, elevated temperature, and eating, breathing, and swallowing challenges.
  • Contact us immediately to make an appointment. If it is after hours, go to your nearest emergency room at a nearby hospital or medical doctor.  
  • Antibiotics will be prescribed, and making a follow-up appointment with your dentist as soon as possible is essential.

Pain After Extraction

  • Severe pain post-extraction might indicate a dry socket or an infection in the socket.
  • Take anti-inflammatory meds such as Brufen, Nurofen, Myprodol/Gen-Payne, or Mybulen for relief. Avoid Disprin and Grandpa to prevent increased bleeding risk. 
  • If there’s swelling, apply hot and cold compresses and rinse your mouth carefully with lukewarm salt water. 

Your dental well-being is our top priority. At the first sign of discomfort or any dental emergency, contact us. We’re here to provide guidance, treatment, and peace of mind during unexpected dental situations. Remember, acting promptly can prevent more serious complications. 

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