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Occasionally, there are certain dental conditions that require prompt attention by the dentist.

In such a situation, being seen as soon as possible is important because it can help to alleviate a severe toothache,help you save a tooth, or even prevent a life-threatening infection.

The following are some common dental emergencies which our dentists attend to and how patients should handle in some of the situation:

1. Swelling of your gum, cheek or face which is spreading

If the swelling is spreading down your neck, up to your eye or along the floor of your mouth, YOU MUST ENSURE YOU MENTION THIS when you contact us. A spreading infection requires emergency dental attention.

2. A dental abscess

A dental abscess is a pocket of pus forms inside the tooth, gum or bone. This could spread to the jaw and the surrounding tissues if not treated immediately. It could cause a high fever, a swollen face, and a consistent toothache. A saltwater rinse with painkillers may help relieve the pain momentarily.

3. Excruciating pain which affects sleep or concentration

Many conditions, including tooth decay, can cause severe toothache. Temporary management includes rinsing with warm salt water, taking over-the-counter painkillers, cold compress or ice pack wrapped in a towel on the outside of the cheek.
Call our dentist for emergency dental care.

4. Prolonged bleeding after a recent tooth extraction

Contact us immediately if you are experiencing bleeding which lasts more than 20 minutes, and could not be stopped by biting down hard into a hankie/gauze

5. Non-healing ulcer for more than 2 weeks

Mouth ulcer which has not healed after two weeks requires immediate attention and further investigation may be required. 

6. Chipped or Cracked Tooth or Filling:

A chipped tooth that does not hurt is usually not considered a dental emergency. A chipped tooth can affect aesthetics and cause sensitivity or discomfort. Seeking dental attention is important to restore the tooth and prevent further deterioration

Cracked or fractured teeth present a serious dental issue. A deep crack, particularly if the tooth nerve is affected, can lead to intensified pain that worsens over time, necessitating prompt dental management. They typically indicate that damage has occurred both externally and internally. There are times when teeth cannot be saved because of severe fractures.

7. Dental Trauma (Impact Injuries to Teeth and Mouth):

Traumatic dental injuries, often occurring in children and young adults due to falls, accidents, or unsafe activities, can result in damage to teeth, bone, and surrounding tissues. Immediate emergency dental attention in Singapore is necessary to improve outcomes and prevent complications, regardless of whether it affects baby teeth or permanent teeth.

Following an injury, it is important to seek emergency dental care as soon as possible. The following are the most common examples of traumatic dental injuries:

  • Tooth that is broken or painful following impact
  • Loose or displaced tooth following impact
  • Tooth knocked out from the socket
  • Injury to the jawbone

8. Knocked-out tooth (Avulsion)

If an adult or permanent tooth is knocked out, place the knocked-out tooth back in the socket without touching the root. If you are unable to do that, keep the knock out tooth moist by placing it in milk. Do not rinse the tooth, and see the dentist immediately to possibly replant the tooth back into the socket.

It is important to note that information provided above is generalised and does not serve to replace medical or dental advice in consultation with the dentist. 

Please seek emergency dental care as soon as possible if you experience any dental issues, as prompt treatment can help prevent further complications and preserve the health and function of the teeth and gums. We provide emergency dental care in Singapore.

Emergencies WhatsApp Hotline : + 65 8822 8590 (24/7) OR

Call 67372777 directly (during office hours)

FAQs

A dental emergency is any oral health issue that requires immediate attention to relieve severe pain, stop bleeding, save a tooth, or address a condition that could worsen without prompt treatment.

Place the knocked-out tooth back in the socket without touching the root. If you are unable to do that, keep the knock out tooth moist by placing it in milk. Do not rinse the tooth, and see the dentist immediately to possibly replant the tooth back into the socket.

For temporary relief, rinse your mouth with warm salt water and gently floss around the affected tooth to remove any trapped debris. Avoid placing aspirin directly on the tooth or gums. Contact the dentist for an appointment as soon as possible.

Rinse your mouth with warm water and apply a cold compress to the affected area to reduce swelling. Save any broken tooth fragments if possible. Contact the dentist for an emergency appointment to assess the damage and determine the appropriate treatment.

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