Posted on 27 June 2019 by Michael Tang

There are some dental emergencies that can be treated at home. However, you are still required to see the dentist for professional treatment.

Key takeaways:

  • A severe toothache is a common dental emergency; talk to a dentist immediately.
  • Excessive bleeding is usually caused by a deep wound, so seek professional help immediately.
  • For foreign objects stuck in your teeth, try gently dislodging them by flossing. A dentist should otherwise remove it (but this is not an emergency).
  • You may occasionally bite your tongue or lip. Gently cleanse the area with water then apply cold compresses.
  • If your filling is broken, simply buy a temporary filling and take some pain relievers. Make an appointment with your dentist.

An over-the-counter pain reliever such as ibuprofen can help before you see the dentist. Ask your dentist for an after-hours phone number.

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Michael Tang

Michael Tang

GDC 80508

Michael has a special interest in aesthetic dental implantology including the “teeth in a day” technique. He receives referrals from other dentists for implant surgery as well as bone and soft tissue grafting, and sinus lifting.  He is also very experienced in smile makeovers, adult cosmetic braces and non-surgical facial aesthetics.
His interest in dental implantology stemmed from a course held in Harley Street in 2005.  In the same year he deci…

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