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Emergency Dentist Appointments

Emergency Dental

Emergency Dentist Appointments

We know how disruptive a dental emergency can be to yourself, and to your family life. That’s why our dedicated dental team aims to provide timely, same-day emergency dentist appointments at our Mooroolbark dental practice.

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What is considered a dental emergency

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You may need to come to see one of our skilled and gentle dentists if you’re experiencing any of the following:

  • Severe toothaches
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Chipped or broken teeth
  • Gum abscesses & swollen gums
  • Knocked-out teeth
  • Trapped objects between teeth
  • Lost filling
  • Lost crown.

We’re here to help you and your family throughout dental trauma and emergencies. Our dedicated and caring dentists will keep our Mooroolbark clinic open after hours so we can repair your teeth and gums during this stressful time.

Please call us in any dental emergency.

What to do in a dental emergency

Below are some step by step guidance to aid you in a dental emergency before you visit the dentist.

Toothache

  1. Rinse your mouth and teeth with warm, salty water
  2. Use paracetamol or ibuprofen to relieve the pain
  3. Don’t use pain relief gels; applying gel to gum or mouth tissue can cause burns
  4. Apply a cold compress to your cheek to reduce swelling & bruising, but only in 10-minute intervals
  5. The pain means there is a problem with your toot; contact us so we can see you as soon as possible.

For more information read our news article 5 Ways To Relieve Unbearable Tooth Pain.

Knocked-Out Tooth

  1. If you can find the tooth, hold it carefully from the chewing part (the bottom)
  2. Carefully rinse the tooth in water or full cream milk for 10 seconds
  3. Store in full cream milk or inserted between your gum and cheek; never wrap in tissue as it will dry out
  4. Rinse mouth with lukewarm water
  5. Try to reinsert tooth gently into socket, biting on clean gauze / cotton
  6. Apply a cold compress to your cheek.

For more information read this article Dental First Aid: How to handle a dental emergency from the ADA.

Partially Dislodged Tooth

  1. Gently rinse your mouth and teeth with lukewarm water
  2. Carefully try to reposition your dislodged tooth into place
  3. Apply a cold compress to your cheek to reduce swelling & bruising, but only in 10-minute intervals
  4. Come to our dental clinic urgently so we can make sure that no long-term damage occurs and so that we can restore your oral health.

Chipped or Broken Tooth

  1. Try to find the broken part of the tooth; store it in a container of full cream milk or in between gums so that it doesn’t dry out
  2. Rinse mouth with warm water
  3. Apply gauze / cotton to injured site
  4. Apply a cold compress to your cheek to reduce swelling
  5. Bring the broken part of the tooth with you to your appointment.

Trapped Object Between Teeth

  1. Try to remove the trapped object by using dental floss or brushing your teeth
  2. Please don’t use a toothpick, a needle or a paperclip to try to remove the object; this can cause permanent damage
  3. Come to our dental clinic if you still can’t remove the object; we’ll investigate for you.

Lost Filling or Crown

  1. Apply a piece of sugar-free gum onto the broken tooth area to prevent rubbing on your gum or mouth tissue; the exposed part of the tooth can cut into your cheek or tongue
  2. For a crown, place in a clean container and bring it to our dental surgery; we may be able to reattach it
  3. Take paracetamol or ibuprofen for any pain caused by having an exposed tooth

Soft Tissue Injuries

  1. You may have cuts, bruises, punctures or bleeding to gum or mouth tissue
  2. Rinse your mouth with lukewarm water
  3. Apply pressure with clean gauze / cotton for 10 minutes
  4. When the bleeding stops, you can see how severe the injury is
  5. Come to our dental clinic for stitches if needed; you may also see your GP

Gum Emergencies

  1. You need rapid medical attention if you’ve got swollen gums, or an abscess (an accumulation of pus in the gum tissue)
  2. Contact us so we can work out how the swelling / abscess has happened and provide emergency dental attention
  3. You may need to go to your your local hospital emergency department

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In all instances of dental emergencies, please contact us as soon as you can, so you can receive  advice and relief so you can get back to normal.