Dental emergency and dental permanence in Geneva
The Centre Dentaire Champel is in a position to handle dental emergencies, including Saturdays with rapid response.
In case of violent toothache, or an accident, our team of dentists is at your disposal to relieve your dental pain and start first aid in emergency.
From Monday to Friday, dental emergencies are handled at the office by a Dentist. He will adjust his schedule to treat you as quickly as possible. Your treatment will be easier if you call the office as soon as possible.
The treatment of dental emergencies on Saturday mornings alternates every other Saturday between the Champel and Chêne-BourgDental Centres.
A dental emergency? Contact us on 022 959 75 00
We alert you to the fact that emergency care will have to be paid the same day. Possibility of payment by credit card.
We also treat dental emergencies at the Centre Dentaire Lancy
WHAT ARE THE MAIN DENTAL EMERGENCIES?
- Pulpitis or toothache: a cavity has developed significantly and bacteria have invaded the pulp. The pain is very strong and constant, and is difficult to treat with painkillers. They are increased by hot and cold, and often prevent sleep. Only a visit to the dentist and an emergency root canal can relieve the pain.
- Dental abscess: Without treatment, pulpitis develops into necrosis, i.e. the pulp (the nerve) dies. Bacteria develop in the jawbone. The gums and even the cheek may swell, there may be a fever, and the tooth may start to move. Here again, a visit to the dentist is imperative, to start a disinfection of the tooth or to prescribe antibiotics depending on the situation.
- Tooth fracture: following a violent shock, the teeth can break. If the nerve is not raw, the pain will not be too strong. The emergency is relative, and the tooth can be repaired after a few days. If the pulp is exposed, the pain is strong, similar to that of pulpitis. The emergency is important, and a devitalisation will be necessary, followed by a reconstruction of the tooth. Accident insurances often cover the costs following an accident.
- Toothexpulsion: Following an even more violent shock, the tooth may be dislocated, i.e. expelled. Depending on the situation, it will either have to be put back in place or replaced by a dental implant. A quick visit to a dentist is also necessary in this case.
- Wisdomtooth evolution accident: When a wisdom tooth tries to come out and position itself on the arch, a swelling of the gum can occur for a few days and be painful. Most of the time, this swelling disappears on its own or after 3 to 5 days of disinfectant mouthwashes. If there is no room for the tooth to come out properly, the pain may continue. The tooth will not be removed in an emergency, because it is necessary to analyse its position in relation to the sinus or the alveolar nerve with the help of a panoramic X-ray. But care can be taken under local anaesthesia to relieve the pain. Antibiotics can be prescribed if an infection has developed.
- Bleeding or hemorrhaging after an extraction: light bleeding is normal after a dental extraction for the first two days. To stop them, you should use a sterile compress for 15 minutes. An application of ice on the cheek can also help hemostasis. If there is a lot of bleeding, it may be necessary to curettage the socket again, put a hemostatic dressing on it and put a stitch. A visit to the Dental Center will then be necessary.