Acute Oral Medical Conditions and Treatment in Sydney
There are certain times when avoiding the dentist and hoping the issue goes away on its own can be very harmful to your body, and could lead to more serious health complications. This is due to the fact that when an infection has taken hold, it may spread quite rapidly to other parts of the mouth or the entire body. Call us today to talk about dental infection treatments in Sydney as well as other possible conditions that you may be dealing with.
Common Conditions and Causes
- Trismus: More commonly known as lockjaw. As the non-medical name for this condition suggests, trismus causes difficulty in opening the mouth because of muscle spasms – you feel as if your jaw is locked shut. It is often caused by damage to the related muscles in the jaw, or infection, but can also be caused by some drugs. Trismus can be permanent in rare cases, but it’s usually temporary and can be treated. It’s best to get it looked at sooner rather than later to prevent it from worsening.
- Abscessed Tooth: This is the term used when pus has gathered inside at the root of a tooth. It is most often seen in decayed or cracked teeth, and can affect people of any age. There really is no home remedy for this, and you will need to seek tooth abscess relief from a qualified dentist. It will not get better on its own without treatment.
- Periodontal Abscess: Apart from the above mentioned condition which occurs at the root, you could also have an abscess affecting the area around the tooth. In this case, you will also need to see a dentist for periodontal abscess treatment in Sydney as soon as possible. The causes for this are also similar to those mentioned above for an abscessed tooth.
- Postoperative Swelling: It is normal to see some swelling after any kind of surgery or extraction, as there has been recent trauma in that area. This swelling can build over time, and could take up to 4 days after surgery before it starts to go away. The swelling can be limited in the first place by following instructions from your dentist after surgery, and taking anti-inflammatory drugs such as Naproxen. However, this swelling could also be a sign of infection, whether you experience postoperative pain in the area or not, so don’t ignore it for too long if it persists.
- Post-extraction pain: As with the swelling mentioned above, it is completely normal to experience some pain after having teeth extracted. The amount of pain you experience is generally based on how much of the surrounding tissue was damaged during the extraction, and how infected the area was. It also depends on your pain threshold, and how sensitive the tissues in the relevant part of your mouth are. Follow the regular toothache relief methods for a start, and then contact us if you feel that it’s not getting better.
Emergency Appointments Available at Clear Dental in Sydney
The professional staff at our Clear Dental locations around Sydney are available 7 days a week for emergency dentistry appointments. If you are suffering from intense pain, or you need treatment for gum infections and other time-sensitive issues, don’t hesitate to give us a call on (02) 9456 6557.