Answering your questions and taking care of you quickly and professionally
DON‘T WAIT UNTIL IT’S TOO LATE!
In most dental emergencies, and except in the event of an accident, the pain stems from inflammation or infection. These situations can have a detrimental – if not dangerous – effect on the rest of your body. The most common causes of these diseases are tooth decay or gum disease. Ignored or poorly treated, these can become increasingly painful, leading to major treatments – and high costs.
Emergency treatments are first and foremost aimed at eliminating pain and improving your overall condition.
With your consent, your dentist can temporarily restore functional or aesthetic aspects as needed.
The dentist will also provide detailed information about any follow-up treatments.
In principle, the latter will be done at later appointments.
HOW TO SPOT PROBLEMS
Here is a quick guide to major dental problems.
Consult your dentist if you notice one or more of the following signs or symptoms in your mouth.
|SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS||PROBLEMS|
|Persistent bad breath||This can be caused by gum disease, food, alcohol, tobacco, medication, or a health problem. If it does not improve with regular brushing and flossing, talk to your dentist or hygienist.|
|Bleeding gums when brushing or flossing||If you have just started flossing, it is normal for the gums to bleed slightly. If, however, they bleed almost every time you brush or floss your teeth, talk to your dentist or hygienist.|
|Dry mouth||A number of medications have the side effect of drying out the mouth, as do hormonal changes (or menopause). Since this can make dental problems worse, talk to your dentist or hygienist.|
|Slightly loose tooth||A blow to the jaw or an infection in the bone surrounding the tooth may be the cause. Either way, it is important to have your dentist take a look.|
|Unstable prostheses||This could be an issue of ill-fitting prostheses. See your dentist.|
|Teeth are sensitive to:|
|This sensitivity can develop suddenly or gradually over time, and – in most cases – indicates a problem. Talk to your dentist or hygienist.|
|Bleeding for no reason|
Oral sores that do not heal in 7-10 days
White or red spots in the mouth
|Please also consult your dentist or hygienist.|