Dental emergencies

Dental emergencies require imediate and specialized attention. This is why the Swiss Ecodent clinic offers the dental emergencies service with same day appointments.

The following information decribe the most common situations which worry patients and they can guide you to identify whether your dental problem is an emergency.

The following are considered emergencies:

Exemple:

  • Fracture of a tooth
  • Fracture/crown loss
  • Tooth loss

In the above mentioned situations it is important to keep the affected zone clean until you reach the dentist in order to have your emergency treated.

You can contact us at 021.9394 to schedule an emergency appointment.

They can cause visible swelling in the mouth cavity or even outside it, in the affected area, as well as pain when biting or by simply touching the tooth. It is important to make an emergency appointment with the dentist who will prescribe the suitable antibiotic and/or will intervene through either therapy or surgery, depending on the situation.

You can contact us at 021.9394 to schedule an emergency appointment.

IMPORTANT !

Avoid administering antibiotics without consulting the dentist, because although there is a possibility that the symptoms may diminish, but without a personalized treatment, they will return.

It is possible for a state of discomfort to appear in the first days after a dental extraction. If you also feel pain, it is recommended to make an emergency appointment with the dentist.

In both cases – discomfort followed or not by pain – it is advisable to contact the dentist to make him aware of the situation.

After a dental extraction bleeeding is also possible. This is not uncommon and it can last for a few hours. If the bleeding cannot be controlled, this is an emergency and you must contact the dentist.

There are different causes which can lead to dental pain. These can be: acute infections, obturations or high dental works, cavities or gum inflammation.

To avoid the dental pains, the Swiss Ecodent Klinik recommends you to follow the prevention program which was prescribed by the dentist: specialized medical checkup and periodical dental hygiene accompanied by respecting the oral hygiene instructions.

It is important to contact the dentist for the situation to be swiftly remedied. The obturation loss can lead to, if not immediate, increased hot and cold sensitivity and even to nerve damage which can cause dental pain.

  • Gum bleeding

  • Gangrene

  • The possible attempts to plastic reconstruction

There are also situations when the discomfort felt by the patient does not require immediate intervention. After a talk between the doctor and the patient, the former will evaluate the situation and he will decide on an emergency appointment or in the following 24 hours with the necessary instructions.

There are some situations which are not considered emergencies because they do not require immediate attention, but they must not be ignored.

The following are not considered emergencies:

  • Dental sensitivity
  • Any type of X-ray, the exceptions are the cases when the patient has already arrived with an emergency and the dentist on duty decides to have the X-ray performed after the checkup.
  • Repair of dental prosthetics

Palliative treatment

In some situations where the patient feels discomfort, temporary interventions may occur, and then personalized treatment in later appointments.

Every situation emerged and treated as an emergency, may be received by the dentist for indication of specialized treatment, for example:

  • Oral Surgery – for dental extractions

  • Parodontology – for the treatment of gums

  • Endodontics – for the treatment of dental or nerve damage

  • Orthodontics – for correct positioning of the teeth

  • Pedodontics – for dental treatment for children

  • Addressing specific problems to your dental specialist ensures effective dental treatment, according to the situation.

Emergency Programming

In our clinic, urgents are picked up by phone call, from 09-20, Monday to Sunday, by staff at the clinic’s reception or guard staff (Saturday-Sunday). Following the conversation, the nature of the emergency is identified and the appointment is done as soon as possible.

It is considered urgent, any request requiring immediate intervention or at the latest within 24 hours, depending on the patient’s availability.

On Saturdays and Sundays, emergency appointments are made by calling 021.9394.