Dental emergencies

Don’t let a dental emergency spoil your smile

Sudden tooth pain? A broken tooth? An abscessed tooth? Don’t wait to make an appointment if any of these situations happen to you!

Our dental office in Nyon welcomes you the same day:

  • Monday to Thursday from 8am to 7pm
  • Friday from 8am to 6pm
  • Saturday from 8am to 1pm
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What is a dental emergency?

Have you broken one of your teeth? Do you feel pain that prevents you from sleeping at night? Are you suffering from a dental abscess or a shock?

These signs should alert you as soon as they appear. It’s important to give them immediate attention by making an appointment with one of our dentists.

In the event of a dental emergency, such as intense pain or an accident affecting the oral health, it’s essential to seek immediate medical attention.

The first step, as soon as the problem appears, is to identify the seriousness of the situation. Is it simple discomfort or unbearable pain? Is it minor bleeding or tooth loss?

A dental emergency is a situation of acute dental pain.

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At Smile Clinique dentaire, our main objectives in managing a dental emergency are to relieve the patient’s pain and restore normal chewing as quickly as possible.

Without prompt treatment, an infection or a badly treated tooth can lead to serious complications such as dental abscesses, the development of cardiovascular disease or infection of neighboring teeth.

For children, it’s all the more important to treat dental emergencies, as some pathologies can have very long-term consequences.

The importance of prompt treatment cannot be underestimated. Acute pain may indicate an infection which, if left untreated, can spread and lead to serious complications.

In the case of an accident, time is also a crucial factor. A dislodged tooth, for example, has a chance of being replanted if it is treated within an hour.

Dental emergencies

Dental abscess

A potentially serious infection that can spread rapidly, causing swelling, pain and sometimes fever.

Tooth loss or expulsion

Following trauma, a tooth may be completely ejected, requiring rapid intervention to attempt re-implantation.

Tooth fracture

A break or chip in the tooth that can affect the dental pulp, causing intense pain and exposing the tooth to infection.

Oral hemorrhage

Continuous bleeding after dental surgery or trauma may indicate significant damage.

Acute dental pain

Sudden, intense pain with no immediate apparent cause, which can signal a variety of serious problems.

When faced with such emergencies, it’s imperative to consult a dentist or visit a dental emergency department without delay.

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How quickly can you be seen in an emergency at our dental center?

At Smile Clinique, your dental clinic between Geneva and Lausanne. Our dental hotline offers same-day emergency treatment, or treatment within 24 hours.v

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What to do in case of a broken or lost tooth?

It is very important to know what to do if a tooth is broken or lost. In case of a broken (fractured) or avulsed tooth (tooth completely out of the bone), the priority is to preserve the tooth (or the tooth fragment) in optimal conditions. Once the tooth fragment (or tooth) has been recovered, it must be preserved in a container containing cow’s milk or the saliva of the injured person.

It is then necessary to consult a dental doctor as soon as possible in order to increase the chances of reattaching the fractured piece or reimplanting the expelled tooth.