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Criteria for emergency oral health care

  • Swelling
  • Limited opening of mouth
  • Difficulties in closing mouth
  • Difficulties in swallowing
  • Fever with the above symptoms
  • Dental trauma
  • Ulcer in oral cavity
  • Bleeding, for example, following a tooth extraction (if mouth appears to rapidly fill with blood)
  • Intense pain that does not lessen with painkillers
  • Prolonged pain, even when the tooth is not irritated with hot or cold
  • Pain prevents sleeping
  • Tooth fracture with the above symptoms
  • Severe fracture in front tooth that is clearly visible
  • Broken fixed dental brace that digs painfully into the gums, and the pain cannot be lessened by padding the affected area with, for example, chewing gum or dental wax

Events where emergency oral health care is not needed

  • Mild pain that lessens with painkillers
  • Pain caused by hot or cold
  • Fracture in tooth or filling
  • Problems with dentures or removable dental braces

The urgency of the need for treatment will be evaluated on the phone.

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