As you may already know, in accordance with the latest recommendations from the Australian Dental Association, and to assist in maintaining the safety of our patients and staff, we have deferred all routine dental treatments and restricting appointments to emergencies and the treatment of pain only (level 3 restrictions). In light of this, in conjunction with Smile Docs®, we will publishing a series of articles called: “What Can You Do When You Can’t Get To See The Dentist”. Okay, let’s begin…
What To Do If You Wake Up With a Swollen Face?
Swelling around your jaw might mean a tooth or gum infection, such as an abscess, especially if you have a lot of pain. A tooth abscess is a pocket of pus that builds due to a bacterial infection in the mouth. Abscesses will not go away on their own, so it’s important to treat the condition as soon as it develops to prevent it from spreading to other parts of the body.
This is serious and need attention immediately, you more than likely have an infected tooth and will need a course of antibiotics to control it in a diction to extraction of the infected tooth or root canal treatment.
From tooth pain to facial swelling and teeth that are knocked out, if you find yourself in a dental emergency, contact Dr Rammo’s office nearest you. If you would like to schedule an appointment, click on the contact form below or you may call our office directly.
Dr Rammo and his justSMILE practice are still operational, give them a call if you have any concerns about your dental health.
Meanwhile make sure that you keep your social distance stay at home and take care of yourselves.
Remember to exercise hydrate and eat well, bear in mind that this virus has a serious effects in people with certain medical conditions and in people with lower immunity.
Please check wth your GP if you can take any supplements to boost your immunity, I am currently on a high dose of Liposomal Vitamins C and D3. Don’t stress out too much as stress will lower your immunity. Let’s fight this together and make sure that we will go over this as community and a country.