Some people consider the notion of “dental emergencies” to be just a bit superfluous. What could be so urgent about a dental problem, right? As we, at Bloor Dental Clinic know too well, some dental emergencies can turn into life-threatening situations or become so intense that you won’t be able to function properly.
An emergency dentist in Toronto often deals with rather severe problems. The ones that cause the most concerns include:
1. Chipped, cracked, broker or knocked-out teeth
Most common causes are sports-related injuries, violent behaviour, or frequent accidents. The results will consist of bleeding (sometimes profound), teeth and gum damage, and pain at various degrees.
2. Intense pain
Tooth pain can become overwhelming if the causes are not treated. Tooth decay usually causes it, abscesses, trauma or infections, among other factors and immediate intervention is required to alleviate or eliminate the symptoms, along with the underlying causes.
3. Trigeminal neuralgia
This is one of the worst pain sensations a human being can experience. Neuralgia is caused by a wide variety of factors, one of which may very well be a tooth infection causing swelling and affecting the trigeminal nerve. The pain index is extreme, delivering pulsating, throbbing sensations along the jawline and anything can trigger it, including eating, shaving, drinking, brushing your teeth, or even softly touching the area.
Other cases, requiring an emergency dentist in Toronto, include jaw and mandibular fractures, maxillofacial trauma, post-surgical dental pain or infections, and many others.
Pain – The root of all evil
Whatever the dental problem we might be talking about, it all comes down to toothaches. Nothing forces people to seek professional assistance like substantial, persistent and pulsating tooth pain, which can end up causing a great deal of discomfort. Tooth pain can cause sleeping problems, the inability to focus on even the smallest tasks, and also anxiety and depression.
Chronic pain, like in the case of trigeminal neuralgia, has been known to induce severe depression and even suicidal tendencies, which goes to show it’s not something to treat lightly. Makes you think twice about taking dental emergencies for granted.
The same goes for gum infections which, aside from pain, can prove to be deadly in the long run. Bacteria can enter the bloodstream using gum damages, even at a microscopic level, and lead to heart disease, respiratory infections, and other potentially life-threatening conditions. When it manifests due to tooth rot, causing abscesses, it will also instill significant levels of pain, depending on the severity of the dental issue.
And dealing with tooth pain, chronic or otherwise, means looking for an emergency dentist in Toronto, as only a professional can not only alleviate the immediate symptoms but also treat the underlying condition that’s causing it. At Bloor Dental Clinic, we provide a family-friendly environment, along with a wide range of services and procedures, meant to both support dental health and counter and prevent any dental concerns.Emergency Dentist Toronto
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