What’s the most common sign of a dental emergency?

Does it hurt? If so, it’s a dental emergency!

While there is no universal definition of what constitutes a dental emergency, in our opinion the most common symptom is pain. This pain may have appeared suddenly, or it could be so bad you can’t stand it any more.

Some common dental emergencies we treat include severe swelling, bleeding or pain in the gums, toothache, broken teeth and wisdom tooth pain.

To alleviate these problems, you need to go see a dentist. The longer you put this off, the greater the risks of complications down the line.

What should you do when you have a dental emergency?

At Dental Care Group, we believe in the mantra that "if it hurts, it's an emergency."

And when this happens, the first thing you should do is reach out to an emergency dentist for a professional opinion and diagnosis.

If you live in Armadale, Malvern or the surrounds, you can rely on Dental Care Group’s Dr Zelman Lew.

We offer comprehensive dental emergency treatments for our patients, and we are available 24/7 to give emergency support and advice.

For your dental emergency needs, make sure you call us on (03) 9509 1500 or book an appointment online. Book before 12pm, and you’re guaranteed to see us by close of business.

What happens when you ignore your dental pain?

When you ignore dental pain, you are putting yourself at risk of developing more serious and often permanent damage to your overall oral health.

Leave dental treatment for long enough, and you might find yourself facing much worse problems later on - for instance, emergencies such as wisdom teeth growing improperly can lead to infection and eventually, major tooth decay if not treated.

If you suspect you’re suffering from a dental emergency, don’t delay - talk to a dental professional now!

What happens when I come in for a dental check up?

When you visit Dental Care Group for a check up, Dr Zelman Lew will conduct an initial oral assessment of your gums and teeth. He will take note of any development or changes in your overall oral health.

If there are problems concerning your oral health, Dr Z will discuss this with you and come up with a treatment plan that addresses your dental concerns. We can also sit and chat while you get answers to any questions you may have about your oral health or any specific dental treatment.

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