At Cabinteely Dental Care near Cornelscourt we know that accidents can happen at any time and we provide emergency appointments to ensure that our clients get the treatment they need as quickly as possible.
We offer urgent dental care and we try to arrange appointments as soon as possible. The aim is to reduce pain and other symptoms very quickly and make sure that patients are as comfortable as possible.
Examples of dental emergencies
Dental emergencies are fairly common and they range from injuries and trauma-related problems to severe tooth pain and dislodged teeth.
Tooth pain and abscesses
Abscesses can be very painful and it is best to treat them as early as possible to prevent pain. Dental abscesses can only be treated by dentists; the aim is to reduce pain as quickly as possible and to drain the abscess and prevent further infection. Severe tooth ache is often symptomatic of decay or another dental problem and we will examine the mouth to determine the cause and decide the best course of action.
If your tooth is dislodged as a result of a sports injury or an accident, we may be able to save the tooth. If you tooth is knocked out, try to find it and call us immediately; we will try to arrange an appointment as soon as possible; in the meantime, clean the tooth (hold it by the crown, rather than the root) and then hold it between the gum and the cheek or place it in a glass of milk. If you manage to get to us quickly, we may be able to re-implant the tooth; do not try and do this yourself, as you may cause more damage.
If you have severe pain in your jaw or you are struggling to move the jaw, you may have a fracture; if this is the case, you should visit your nearest Accident and Emergency department and you will be sent for an X-ray to determine firstly, whether there is a break and secondly, how bad the fracture is.