Can you imagine Christmas without a delicious feast? Of course not!
Whether your family opts for the traditional turkey or a more summer-appropriate cold platter of seafood, Christmas lunch or dinner is a must.
And it’s one that you won’t be able to experience if you run into a dental emergency over the holidays!
Luckily, our emergency dentist in Armadale is available to provide advice throughout the holiday season!
Emergency dentist over Christmas
That’s the thing about dental emergencies – you never know when they might strike!
Luckily for you, our phones won’t be unplugged throughout the holiday – all calls will be redirected to our principal dentist in Armadale, Dr Zelman Lew, who can provide immediate advice to anyone who encounters a dental emergency over Christmas.
What’s more, we’ll continue to check our email inbox – send us a detailed description of your symptoms (and even attach pictures if you want) and we’ll come back with qualified advice.
What sort of “surprise presents” could you experience this Christmas?
As we always say, “if it hurts, it’s an emergency.”
There are a wide range of issues that might constitute a dental emergency. In particular, some of the most common dental problems you may have to deal with during the holidays include…
Broken or chipped teeth
Your teeth may be tough, but they aren’t invincible!
If you feel a slight pain in your teeth every time you chew, this might be a sign of a broken or chipped tooth.
In addition to causing pain, a chipped tooth is also susceptible to bacteria and infection that can penetrate the crack or chip and infect the interior nerves of your teeth.
Worried you might have a broken or cracked tooth?
Here are some common causes:
- Changes in food temperature from extreme cold to hot
- Biting hard foods, candies, and snacks
- Missing dental fillings that weaken the tooth
- Age, especially for those aged 50 and above
- Grinding teeth
If you can feel a painful sensation, don’t wait until the Christmas break is over – get it looked at now, before it gets any worse!
Book an emergency check-up with Dental Care Group – call before midday on a business day, and we guarantee an appointment before close of business.
Worried about a constant, sharp and throbbing pain as you sit down to your Christmas feast?
If so, you may have a toothache!
This is a major problem, as toothaches can cause any client unbearable pain that stops them from enjoying Christmas.
If ignored (a bad idea), it can even result in total tooth loss.
If you’ve been dealing with a throbbing pain, we urge you to put down what you’re doing and schedule a dental appointment immediately.
Our emergency dentist in Armadale will be able to identify the source of your toothache and prescribe a remedy before the festive season gets into full swing, allowing you to enjoy your holiday pain-free.
We’ll also be contactable throughout the break, allowing you to ask any follow-up questions regarding your toothache.
Inflamed or bleeding gums
Our emergency dentists in Armadale deal with much more than toothaches and chipped teeth – we can also look after your gums too.
Are you noticing swollen and bleeding gums after brushing or eating?
Bleeding and inflammation of the gums are two of the most common gum conditions that you may encounter.
Healthy gums are often pinkish and firm, while unhealthy ones are tender, painful, and bright red in colour.
Over time, gum diseases like gingivitis can cause even further issues, including:
- Receding gums
- Loose teeth
- Tooth loss
The best way to protect your gums is to make sure you floss and brush your teeth properly.
You never know when your wisdom teeth may erupt.
Luckily, modern dental theory means that in many cases, wisdom teeth no longer need to be removed.
Of course, you’ll still need a professional to make that judgement for you!
If you notice a couple of extra teeth erupting at the back of your mouth, give our emergency dentist a call.
Even in the middle of the Christmas break, we’ll be able to:
- Run through what you’re feeling
- Evaluate whether there’s enough room in your mouth
- Look at how your wisdom teeth are developing
- Determine whether the eruption is problematic
- Determine whether you need your wisdom teeth removed
Our emergency dentist in Armadale can check the condition of your wisdom teeth and uncover the most appropriate course of action.
Need an emergency dentist in Armadale over Christmas and the holidays?
Dental Care Group is more than willing to help!
We understand that Christmas is a time for celebration.
If you’re worried about a dental issue stopping you from enjoying your break, we suggest booking an appointment with our dentist in Armadale, just in case.
And if you start experiencing unexpected pain partway through the break, our phones are still manned.
Give us a call or shoot us an email at any point during the holiday, and we’ll respond with qualified advice regarding your dental emergency.