Quick Relief and Efficient Care
At Luxe Dental, we offer emergency dentistry services for patients experiencing unexpected dental issues. We know how stressful and painful emergencies can be, so we quickly assess your situation and only offer treatments that would be best for your particular situation. Same-day care is available for anyone who’d like to come in today. Call (+234) 805 355 2231 for an appointment now !
What is a Dental Emergency?
You should schedule an appointment immediately if you’re experiencing extreme pain, excessive bleeding, or if you’ve lost a tooth as a result of an accident or injury. It’s important that these situations be taken care of as soon as possible – usually within 12 hours of the injury – as it will increase your chances of saving your natural tooth. Luxe Dental offers flexible hours and accommodates emergencies to help get you smiling again.
What to Do in case of a Dental Emergency
A persistent toothache that lasts more than a day or two is usually a sign of an infected tooth. Tooth infections can occur when a cavity has eaten away at the enamel of the tooth and bacteria begin to infect the nerve and blood vessel-filled pulp. An oral injury, like a cracked tooth, can also cause an infection. Without treatment, an infected tooth will continue to cause you serious pain and discomfort. The infection could also worsen and become an abscess, which may cause further oral health complications. For this reason, a persistent toothache is considered a dental emergency. Without proper treatment, such as root canal therapy, your pain will only get worse. If you have a toothache that won’t go away, come in to see us at Luxe Dental, Ikeja right away.
Why Is A Persistent Toothache Considered A Dental Emergency?
The most important thing to remember when unexpected dental issues occur is to stay calm. Stop the bleeding with sterile gauze and apply pressure, also avoid eating and drinking as your mouth will likely be sensitive to hot and cold temperatures. If your tooth has been knocked out, find it, make sure to hold it by the crown (avoid holding the root), rinse it with warm water, and place it back in its socket. Keeping it in a clean container or bag with your own saliva or milk is an acceptable alternative. But as soon as you have the situation under control, call Luxe Dental or come into our offices for treatment. We can get you out of pain and treat your emergency today.
Why Do I Need To Get Immediate Help For A Dental Emergency?
The sooner you get treatment, the sooner you will get relief from your pain and discomfort. Not only that, but the outcome of your treatment may depend on how quickly you get help. For example, if you have a tooth knocked-out (avulsed), it must be replaced within 1-2 hours to implant properly in the mouth. Getting immediate care also helps you avoid further complications. For instance, if you pull out a filling and don’t get treatment for several weeks, you could be exposing your weakened and vulnerable tooth to decay and cause it to become infected. Getting help right away ensures you never have to worry about these kinds of complications.
Get In Touch With Luxe Dental Today!
Whether you have dental anxiety or haven’t been to the dentist in a while, at Luxe Dental, we believe you deserve a great smile. Our friendly team enjoys interacting with patients, and sees every case as an opportunity to solve the individual challenges faced by those who are unhappy with their smiles. Are you a new patient, or looking for hassle-free dental care for the family? Our team is eager to show you that nothing is more important than your dental visit, and helping you design your smile. You can schedule your first appointment here, by phone at +234 805 355 2231 or drop by at our office at 46 Isaac John St, Ikeja GRA 101233, Ikeja, Lagos.