Emergency dentistry is an important part of dentistry, as sometimes dental treatment can be needed straight away, rather than in a scheduled appointment. Therefore, it is important to have an emergency dental surgery to hand, so that if you are in trouble, then you will be able to immediately contact your practice. Spa Dental Sydney has a fantastic emergency dental department that will be able to help you with any problems that you may have. If the problem cannot be solved on the day that you call, then it can be treated for pain and alerted of the problem, meaning you will be able to go home feeling relaxed.
A toothache can be caused by many different issues. One of the main issues that can cause a toothache is a cavity. Cavities are caused by tooth decay, which is in turn caused by bacteria producing acid on the teeth, and subsequently decaying the surface of the enamel. Areas where brushing is harder to reach can be the cause of cavities, such as the molars at the back of the mouth. Therefore, it is extremely important to have good dental hygiene, and ensure that the teeth are bacteria free, and any excess food is removed. This can be achieved by brushing twice a day and flossing once per day.
A cavity can emerge if your dental hygiene is poor, and if left untreated, and the conditions remain the same or worsen, then the teeth will continue to decay. Therefore, a good dental hygiene is extremely important, and it is never too late to begin maintaining a dental hygiene routine, as you may prevent more serious problems from occurring. Untreated cavities can become painful, and if they are left to decay into the tooth, then they can become sensitive and painful, as the dentine is becoming exposed.
If the cavity is left even longer, then it has the possibility of reaching the dental pulp chamber. This is a critical moment, as once the pulp has been infected, then the entire tooth is at risk, and without treatment, can cause a great deal of complications to your oral health. Pulp is a tissue that sits inside the tooth and contains all the nerves and blood vessels that supply the tooth with nutrients. As the pulp is never exposed, it is extremely vulnerable, and once it has been breached with infection, it is destroyed very quickly.
In this situation,root canal treatment is the best course of action. Root canal treatment involves the entire removal of the dental pulp, and the drilling out of any infected tooth. The tooth is then filled with a temporary material to secure the tooth but wait to see if all the infected tissue has been removed. If even a small amount remains, the tooth can become infected again, which would result in a repeat treatment. Once the tooth has been ensured of a successful treatment, then a permanent filler can be administered.