Archive for June, 2011
Emergency dental care involves the treatment of sudden and painful conditions affecting teeth. There are many reasons why dental emergencies arise and emergency dentists are specialists at helping patients at these crucial moments. Patients suffering from conditions that require emergency dental care require immediate attention and emergency dental staff are available 24 hours a day through the year to give them the care and attention that they require. Many conditions suffered by patients are regarded as dental emergencies and require emergency dental care. Patients who lose teeth as a result of a motor accident or other similar accidents require the immediate attention of an emergency dentist. Sports persons often have teeth knocked out while competing in team sports or other competitive sports like boxing and this requires the attention of an emergency dentist. Nervous patients neglect going for regular dental examinations and suddenly suffer an extremely painful toothache caused by gum disease or tooth decay that requires emergency dental care. Wisdom teeth that require extraction may also cause an emergency situation requiring the immediate intervention of a dentist. Broken braces crowns and fractured fillings are also regarded as dental emergency cases. Most hospitals provide emergency dental care especially because they deal with cases involving accident patients. Private dental practices also offer emergency dental care for minor emergencies like injuries caused by broken crowns or braces sores and burns in the mouth toothaches caused by disease and decay and minor sports injuries. Emergency dentists in private practices require a license to provide emergency dentistry for patients. Emergency dentists usually treat emergencies within 24 hours. Emergency dentists will first try to fit the natural tooth back in place and prescribe medications to reduce bleeding and infection and for pain relief. Once infection and pain are reduced emergency dentists will perform surgical or other procedures to treat the patient or refer the patient for further treatment to other specialists like oral surgeons or endodontists who perform emergency root canal treatments to save decayed teeth by removing decayed pulp. Emergency dental care involves immediate action to save the teeth of patients. Specially trained and licensed emergency dental specialists provide quick and efficient emergency dental care to help patients who suffer from painful dental conditions that require immediate dental care to prevent tooth loss and other serious teeth related health conditions.