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What Is A Dental Emergency?

By August 26, 2021 No Comments

Dental emergency, chipped toothWondering if you have a dental emergency and whether you should seek help? If in doubt – reach out!

Dentists are closed for standard appointments during Covid-19 Alert Levels 3 and 4. A small number are open to provide emergency care during these lockdown periods. Fraser Dental is open to treat dental emergencies for anyone in need – you do not have to be a patient with us. When you contact us, we will first conduct a clinical assessment over the phone to assess your need, which might even include you sending us through a photo of the problem. This means we can determine if you need an emergency appointment or not.

Examples of Dental Emergencies

If you’re not sure if you have a dental emergency, we always recommend getting in touch with us. Sometimes it is very obvious, such as a knocked out or chipped tooth. But other times you might have a niggle or pain and you are not sure whether it needs treatment. Unfortunately, problems in your mouth can escalate quickly, so if you are at all worried you should always seek professional advice.

Problems in your mouth could include:

  • Sore, painful tooth/teeth
  • Knocked out, broken or chipped tooth/teeth
  • Lost, broken or chipped filling
  • Swelling in the mouth
  • Pain in the jaw
  • Red gums or ulcers
  • Broken orthodontic brackets, wires, retainers or appliances
  • Painful wisdom tooth/teeth
  • Bleeding in the mouth

The bottom line is always get in touch if you are at all worried – we are available on (09) 416-5050 or email info@fraserdental.co.nz.

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