Suffering from a toothache or having a broken tooth?
Whether you need a root canal treatment or having a broken tooth, broken filling, sore gums or a toothache, at Smile Quest Dentists Bentleigh we will provide you with the required treatments on the same day.
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Sounds Painful? Well not really, Root canal therapy is used to alleviate pain. Most people who have root canal therapy admit they did not experience any pain during the appointment and felt better afterward. Having root canal treatment on a tooth does not mean that the tooth will need to be pulled out in a few years. Once a tooth is treated, it almost always will last the rest of your life. Root canal treatment is just a special kind of filling, deep into your tooth's roots. A local anesthetic is often used to numb the area of your mouth and ensure the procedure is pain-free. The doctor will then make a small opening in the top of your tooth in order to remove the pulp from inside your tooth. The tooth is then cleaned out and shaped to a form that will receive a filling later. This treatment may take more than one appointment to complete. A temporary filling will be placed on the tooth to minimize discomfort between visits.
At Smile Quest dentist in east Bentleigh Root Canal Treatment and managing, emergencies are of the utmost importance to us.
Causes of an infected pulp could include:
• A deep cavity
• Repeated dental procedures
• A cracked or broken tooth
• Injury to the tooth (even if there’s not a visible crack or chip)
If you continue to care for your teeth and gums your restored tooth could last a lifetime. However, regular checkups are necessary; a tooth without its nerve can still develop cavities or gum disease. Most of the time, a root canal is a relatively simple procedure with little or no discomfort involving one to three visits. Best of all, it can save your tooth and your smile.
What are the signs that you might need a root canal Treatment?
Waking up in the middle of the night and realizing that it was a tooth that woke you up; biting down and a tooth suddenly seems sore, sensitivity to hot and cold or If some of the teeth have broken away or you know that there is a hole in the tooth (cavity), and you have some of the other symptoms, you are very likely going to need root canal treatment. However it is possible that you are dealing with a gum abscess and not a tooth abscess, The only way to know for sure is to visit your dentist.
Are painkillers and antibiotics an acceptable substitute for root canal?
No, While this will initially settle the situation to the point where it is much more tolerable, it is by no means a solution.
Is it a dreadful procedure?
In Skilled, experienced hands, a root canal procedure is nothing to fear. Rather, this gentle, precise dental technique gets you out of pain and saves your natural tooth. The anxiety about this treatment has become almost cliché in our society. When describing something they dread, people often say, "I'd rather have a root canal." Or, "It's about as much fun as a root canal." So, let's take a factual look at how the patient feels before, during, and after root canal therapy.
Toothaches: First, thoroughly rinse your mouth with warm water. Use dental floss to remove any lodged food. If your mouth is swollen while grinding and clenching, apply a cold compress to the outside of your mouth or cheek. Never put aspirin or any other painkiller against the gums near the aching tooth because it may burn the gum tissue. See your dentist as soon as possible.
Chipped or broken teeth: Save any pieces. Rinse the mouth using warm water; rinse any broken pieces. If there's bleeding, apply a piece of gauze to the area for about 10 minutes or until the bleeding stops. Apply a cold compress to the outside of the mouth, cheek, or lip near the broken/chipped tooth to keep any swelling down and relieve pain. See your dentist as soon as possible.
Knocked-out tooth: Retrieve the tooth, hold it by the crown (the part that is usually exposed in the mouth), and rinse off the tooth root with water if it's dirty. Do not scrub it or remove any attached tissue fragments. If possible, try to put the tooth back in place. Make sure it's facing the right way. Never force it into the socket. If it's not possible to reinsert the tooth in the socket, put the tooth in a small container of milk (or a cup of water that contains a pinch of table salt, if milk is not available) or a product containing cell growth medium, such as Save-a-Tooth. In all cases, see your dentist as quickly as possible. Knocked out teeth with the highest chances of being saved are those seen by the dentist and returned to their socket within 1 hour of being knocked out.
Extruded: (partially dislodged) tooth. See your dentist right away. Until you reach your dentist's office, to relieve pain, apply a cold compress to the outside of the mouth or cheek in the affected area. Take an over-the-counter pain reliever (such as Tylenol or Advil) if needed.
Objects caught between teeth: First, try using dental floss to very gently and carefully remove the object. If you can't get the object out, see your dentist. Never use a pin or other sharp object to poke at the stuck object. These instruments can cut your gums or scratch your tooth surface.
Lost filling: As a temporary measure, stick a piece of sugarless gum into the cavity (sugar-filled gum will cause pain) or use an over-the-counter dental cement. See your dentist as soon as possible.
Lost crown: If the crown falls off, make an appointment to see your dentist as soon as possible and bring the crown with you. If you can't get to the dentist right away and the tooth is causing pain, use a cotton swab to apply a little clove oil to the sensitive area (clove oil can be purchased at your local drug store or in the spice aisle of your grocery store). If possible, slip the crown back over the tooth. Before doing so, coat the inner surface with an over-the-counter dental cement, toothpaste, or denture adhesive, to help hold the crown in place. Do not use super glue!
Loose brackets and bands: Temporarily reattach loose braces with a small piece of orthodontic wax. Alternatively, place the wax over the braces to provide a cushion. See your orthodontist as soon as possible. If the problem is a loose band, save it and call your orthodontist for an appointment to have it re-cemented or replaced (and to have missing spacers replaced).
Abscess: Abscesses are infections that occur around the root of a tooth or in the space between the teeth and gums. Abscesses are a serious condition that can damage tissue and surrounding teeth, with the infection possibly spreading to other parts of the body if left untreated. Because of the serious oral health and general health problems that can result from an abscess, see your dentist as soon as possible if you discover a pimple-like swelling on your gum that usually is painful. In the meantime, to ease the pain and draw the pus toward the surface, try rinsing your mouth with a mild salt water solution (1/2 teaspoon of table salt in 8 ounces of water) several times a day.
Soft-tissue injuries: Injuries to the soft tissues, which include the tongue, cheeks, gums, and lips, can result in bleeding. To control the bleeding, here's what to do:
1. Rinse your mouth with a mild salt-water solution.
2. Use a moistened piece of gauze or tea bag to apply pressure to the bleeding site. Hold in place for 15 to 20 minutes.
3. To both control bleeding and relieve pain, hold a cold compress to the outside of the mouth or cheek in the affected area for 5 to 10 minutes.
4. If the bleeding doesn't stop, see your dentist right away or go to emergency dentist Bentleigh. Continue to apply pressure on the bleeding site with the gauze until you can be seen and treated.