Dental emergency blog

Dental emergency

What is a dental emergency? Dental emergencies can have many causes, including accidents, sports-related injuries, tooth decay and infection. You may have a dental emergency if you have any of the following:
  • a traumatic injury to your mouth, jaw or teeth
  • severe pain that you cannot control with over-the-counter pain medication
  • uncontrolled bleeding
  • broken denture
  • fractured teeth
  • loss veneers and crowns
  • pain after extraction

Dental Pain

A toothache can cause horrible pain, difficulty eating, sleeping or concentrating, and should not be ignored. A sharp, constant or throbbing pain on a single tooth can be a sign that there is something wrong, it could be tooth decay, a cavity, or gum disease. It is important to reach for professional care as soon as possible to identify the cause of the pain so it can be addressed properly. Over the counter toothache pain, killers will help alleviate pain for a short amount of time but the underlying cause of the pain will remain and will get worse as time progresses.

Broken/cracked/chipped tooth

If your tooth is broken, chipped, or cracked save any pieces and see your dentist as soon as possible. Rinse your mouth and any pieces with warm water. Apply a cold compress outside the affected area to relieve pain and keep the swelling down. If you are experiencing bleeding, apply a piece of gauze to the area until the bleeding stops. It is very important to seek professional care as soon as possible!

Fracture Filling or Crown

Most people have at least one filling or crown in their mouth. And due to the normal wear and tear, the filling or crown could fall out. Make sure to rinse your mouth out with warm water if ever this happens to you. After that, it is wise to fill the cavity with cotton wool. Go see the dentist as soon as you can.

NOTICE

With the uncertain situation in the UAE regarding the COVID-19 virus we felt it was important to reassure you. As per DUBAI HEALTH AUTHORITY guidelines we are now able to do routine dental appointments as well as dental emergencies during these challenging times and we are continuing to keep our clinic clean and safe for both you and our team.

Routine disinfection and sanitization is done by advanced fumigation machines and after every appointment, our maintenance staff reassures cleaning the rooms and reception area under protocols.

It is important to know that if you are a high risk patient e.g. respiratory issues, pregnant, autoimmune diseases, cough, and fever or over the age of 65, we advise you to postpone any non-urgent treatment.

Keep us in the loop & Please remember to call us on T: +97143435424, M:+971589656295 or email us info@clovedentaldubai.com  to let us know if you wish to reschedule the appointments. We would be happy to schedule an alternative date for you.

For forthcoming appointments, we have implemented a compulsory temperature check, plus hand sanitizer, filling up travel declaration forms regarding any contact with covid-19 patient please bear with us during this, it is to keep you and our team safe. We also have spaced our appointments to ensure minimal time spent in the waiting room and to respect social distancing.

You’ll notice that we’ve removed some non-essential items in the reception area including the magazines and news papers they will return once this is all over.

As a team, we are doing everything we possibly can to remain fit, well and able to work so that we can continue to provide our usual high standard of dental care for you. Thank you for your support in keeping everyone safe.