If a back molar tooth fractures as a result of hard stimuli such as a hard piece of bread or meat, then the patient can suffer from cracked tooth syndrome River North Illinois 60629. This can be very painful for patients to bite on a tooth and it will require the cracked cusp to be removed by the dentist River North Illinois 60629. Once the cracked cusp is removed, depending on the severity of the fracture the tooth may need a dental crown. Crowns act like a cap and prevent the tooth from fracturing further River North IL Illinois 60629.
If an anterior incisor tooth fractures, perhaps as a result of dental trauma caused by an accident or an assault, then the incisor tooth can be built up again. This can be done with composite bonding or a porcelain veneer. Composite bonding does not look as good as porcelain veneers and stains more easily but it does not involve any tooth shaving and that is a big advantage as it prevents further damage to a tooth that has been recently traumatized.
Pain is described as 'an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage, or described in terms of such damage. It is one of the most common reasons patients seek dental treatment and many diseases or conditions may be responsible for the cause.
Late failures that occur with implants are usually due to moderate to severe bone loss, mostly located in the posterior areas of teeth and involve a multi-unit prosthesis. A fracture or decementation of a post or loosening of the abutment screw of an implant could be the result of dissolved cement, secondary caries, use of a weak post, or excessive occlusal forces. Oral home care needs to remain at a high standard, brushing twice a day for the duration of two minutes with the use of fluoridated tooth paste. Interdental cleaning once a day using either floss, interdental brushes, wood sticks. Regular dental appointments every 6 months to maintain gingival health, professional cleans, radiographs to examine the bone loss and the implant status. All the following is needed to prolong the longevity of the implant and reduce the risk of peri-implantitis.
Pain Control: The most extreme dental pain usually results from an untreated dental infection rather than trauma to a tooth. This is because the infection is trapped in the bone and pushes directly on the nerve. That’s why we usually use an antibiotic to eliminate active infection, along with restoring the tooth. A damaged dental nerve must be removed, and treated with a procedure such as a root canal, or it will have to be extracted before the infection spreads. Pain medications can help lessen the pain in the short term, but until the pressure is relieved from the nerve, the pain and infection will continue to recur.
If for example you’re on vacation or out of town and a tooth gets damaged say from a fall, a sporting accident, or maybe just from biting on something hard, an emergency dentist can come in handy because the chances of restoration are best when the tooth is replaced or fixed within the first hour or couple of hours.
In the past impressions were taken with impression materials that were like thick liquids or pastes, placed in a tray and then placed over the tooth that was prepared for a crown. It would set in 5 minutes and often had to be redone to make sure it was totally accurate.
Toothache and other emergency dentistry problems have a tendency to occur at any time but especially at night time or on holidays and weekends. Our emergency dentists are available 7 days a week, 365 days a year and even on weekends, Christmas day, new year’s day and bank holidays and they can be contacted by calling the dental emergency line on 0208 547 9997 between 9am and 10pm.
Localised dental abscesses may be appropriately treated by intra-oral drainage via tooth extraction, opening of root canals and/or intra-oral incision and drainage. Wherever there are signs of spreading cervico-facial infection or significant systemic disturbance, however, patients should be referred urgently further management.
A fractured, ditched or dislodged filling that is broken or lost may cause discomfort or sharp pain due to jagged edges. There can be aesthetical concerns if the filling is in a visible area. Patients need to be aware of the sharp edges and ensure their tongue does not constantly apply pressure around that area, as it can cause cuts to the tongue. However, in some cases the result of the loss of a filling can cause irritation to the side of the cheek and potentially lead to an ulcer. Sharp edges can easily be dealt with by levelling the filling or tooth edges from your local dentist during the emergency appointment. Hypersensitivity issues may also arise, short sharp pain caused by exposed underlying dentine, after the deterioration of the filling material.
Whilst haemorrhage from the oro-facial region may present spontaneously, particularly from gingival tissue as a result of a bleeding diathesis or a haematological abnormality such as leukaemia, the most common cause is in response to trauma or a post-operative haemorrhage following dental extraction.
A diagnosis of a cracked tooth is extremely difficult. Careful history and assessment of the symptoms presented needs to be taken into account; radiographs and certain tests will be conducted in the dental office. Most common symptoms are cold sensitivity, sharp pain when using force to chew, these pain results from the release of pressure and are very important indicators of a cracked tooth. However, the symptoms may differ from various patients, subject to the depth and orientation of the crack.
Patients undergoing orthodontic treatment with braces may suffer from a broken wire. A broken orthodontic wire can rip into the soft tissues of the cheek and the tongue and cause extensive damage, bleeding and pain. In these cases its best to go to see the orthodontist who is carrying out your brace treatment but if their office is closed for the night or the weekend, you can call our emergency dentist on-call and arrange a same day emergency appointment. We will cover up the offending sharp brace wire and refer you back to your orthodontist for continuation of your orthodontic care.
Toothache can also be occasionally be caused by gum disease also known as Periodontists. Gum disease is a silent disease that causes bone loss, gum recession, bleeding, tooth mobility, tooth abscess and sometimes with the patient being unaware of the problem until the disease is in advanced stages.