What to do in case of a dental emergency?
Contact the nearest dental center during business hours to make an appointment.
In case of unavailability or closure of the dental office, please refer to the following indications
On-call and emergency dental service
Call 0800 00 0000 to obtain the list of dentists on duty or go to the emergency room of the nearest hospital
Pulpitis is the well-known stage of “toothache”. The pain is violent, spontaneous, pulsatile and increases when lying down.
At this stage, only a dentist can help you: contact the office and an appointment will be made with one of our practitioners as soon as possible.
The only possible treatment is then devitalization. If no treatment is carried out at this stage, the pulp will gradually become necrotic, until total necrosis occurs. The pain will then cease, leading to the false belief that everything is back to normal, but the tooth will evolve into an abscess, or even into cellulitis.
Periapical abscesses occur at the tip of the tooth root as a result of necrosis of the dental pulp (following a large cavity or trauma). The infection attacks the bone at the root level. It can remain asymptomatic for years (and thus reach a very important dimension) then, spontaneously, become extremely painful.
The abscess causes a sharp pain increased by any pressure/contact on the infected tooth.
Sometimes other local signs may appear (swelling of the mouth or face, discomfort when opening the mouth, contracture of the jaw …) or general ( weakness, fever …).
It is imperative to make an emergency appointment with a dentist because, in addition to the pain which can be very important, the abscess can develop into cellulitis.
Quite often, a wisdom tooth can be half-emerged, be in an atypical position and offer an entry point for bacteria. Thus, pain, difficulty in chewing, difficulty in opening the mouth (trismus) can occur and lead to an infection. It is then preferable to extract them
This pathology is characterized by a violent inflammation of the gums, accompanied by painful areas of ulceration. Brushing becomes impossible and bleeding increases. This fulgurating gingivitis often appears after a phase of weakening of the immune system (immunodepression) following a major stress or a pathology influencing the immune system. Smoking is also an important risk factor. Treatment most often consists of the use of antiseptics combined with antibiotic therapy for a limited period of time to reduce inflammation. Once the inflammation is reduced, periodontal cleaning is performed by scaling and root planing. Blood tests may be recommended to determine the origin of the immunosuppression.