Emergencies can happen at the most inconvenient times and can cost you time and money at inopportune moments. That’s why our team of dental professionals are committed help you handle these emergencies as efficiently and as smoothly as possible. Our dental professionals always leave time in their daily schedule to tend to dental emergencies should there be any. Our contact numbers are also available here on our website should you have a dental emergency and you need to see us right away.
But before you head over to the dentist when you experience oral pain, it’s helpful to know which cases require the immediate attention of a dentist. If you’re an athlete, it’s a must to wear a mouthguard to keep your teeth protected.
In the event of a cracked or chipped tooth, make sure to save and rinse the cracked pieces and rinse your mouth with warm water and apply cold compress to the area of the chipped or cracked tooth. If you knock out a tooth, keep it moist and clean and try to place it back into the socket. See your dentist right away so you’ll have a better chance of restoring your tooth to its socket. There are other cases where you’ll need to see your dentist right away, so it’s best to ask our dental professionals what those are, as they can be specific to some signs of periodontal and oral disease as well.
Lasers are very narrow, highly focused beams of light that are powerful enough to cause reactions in tissue. They’re used for various procedures in dentistry, including teeth whitening, gum reshaping, removal of oral tumors, wisdom tooth extraction and many other procedures.
Since lasers already work on gum tissue without surgery, most procedures involving lasers do not need the use of anesthesia, allowing for a more relaxed experience at the dentist chair. They also give the benefit of killing bacteria in the areas the laser hits, as well as lesser damage to the gums, which means you’ll heal much faster after the procedure.
Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ) is a disorder of the joint of the lower jaw (mandible) that connects it to the skull at the temporal bone. It’s characterized by pain, clicking noises when moving the lower jaw and restricted movement of the lower jaw. The symptoms can be long-term, which means it can get in the way of the quality of life.
In many cases, the causes of TMJ are not very clear, but TMJ disorder can result from heavy blows to the joints resulting in injury or from arthritis, which is more prevalent in the elderly, or from chronic clenching and grinding of teeth, poor posture and a bunch of other risk factors.
Some of the many home remedies you can make use of to help alleviate the pain of the disorder is to apply warm or cold compress on the joints and to eat soft foods. Keeping your tongue in between your teeth to prevent your teeth from clenching can help alleviate pressure from your jaws, as well as refraining from resting your jaw on your hand. Also, do take some time to consult your dentist should you experience any of the symptoms mentioned earlier.