We understand that unexpected things can happen. It is our duty of care to serve the community should a dental emergency arise. Dental trauma, severe pain, facial swelling (which is a sign of tooth infection) should be treated in a timely manner to ensure a positive outcome, ie an increased chance of saving the offending tooth.
An untreated infection can spread into your jaw or surrounding soft tissue. It could even spread to different parts of your body, leading to other health issues. Not to mention it can cause a lot of pain and distress. Painkillers such as Ibuprofen or Paracetamol may help, but immediate treatment would be required.
Signs of infection include swelling around the site of the broken tooth and nearby tissue, throbbing pain and sometimes a fever. It is important that the infection be drained (if possible) and the source of infection (for example, a badly broken and decayed tooth) be removed. Antibiotics may be required in some cases.