Dental Emergency

 

Do you have a dental emergency and need an urgent appointment with a dentist?  Call us on 02 9580 0141.

 

Typical dental emergencies:

Every day actives that are disrupted such as unable to eat or sleep without pain.  Types of dental emergencies include:

  • Abscess teeth or toothaches
  • Bitten lip or tongue
  • Bleeding or swelling
  • Brace or retainer issues
  • Broken fillings or teeth
  • Cracked crowns and bridges
  • Knocked-out teeth
  • Objects stuck between teeth
  • Wisdom teeth pain

 

Some quick Dental Emergency First Aid Tips:

 

Knocked out tooth:

 

Majority of the time a knocked-out tooth can be saved if the tooth is not damaged.  Follow these first aid tips if you have a knocked-out tooth:

 

Remain Calm.

 

Baby / Primary Tooth:

Do not put them back inside the child’s mouth. Call 02 9580 0141 to book an appointment.

 

Adult Tooth:

  1. Clean the tooth. Hold the tooth carefully by the crown – the smooth part of the tooth that is normally visible). Careful to not damage the tooth, especially the roots. Do not scrape or rub dirt off the tooth. Do not rise under water. If the person who lost the tooth is able to do so, get them to suck the tooth to clean it with their own saliva. If they are not able to do this, you can rise the tooth with milk (yes milk) or very quickly in water – contact with water should not be more than 1 second.
  2. Place the tooth back in the mouth gently, do not force it. As quickly as possible place the tooth back in the hole in the gum that it came out of. Make sure it is the right way before placing it back in. This must be done within 5-10 minutes of the tooth coming out. Once the tooth is back in the mouth gently bite down on some soft cloth to keep it in place.
  3. Call for an emergency dental appointment – Call us as quickly as possible for a dental appointment – 02 9580 0141

 

If you cannot put the tooth back inside the mouth, there are ways to protect the tooth. Keep the tooth wet, you can do this by putting it in a cup of milk, seal it in a plastic wrap or place it in your mouth (if conscious and alert) next to the cheek.

 

What not to do if you lose a tooth:

  • Do not touch the root
  • Do not scrape or rub the tooth
  • Do not rinse in water (if in contact with water keep the contact to less than 1 second)
  • Don’t let the tooth dry
  • Do not put the tooth in ICE COLD or HOT water

 

A broken tooth or Broken Filling

 

Call 02 9580 0141 to book a dental appointment to fix your tooth. If your tooth is not fixed quickly, the broken tooth or missing filling can cause decay or cause cuts in the mouth.

 

Book an appointment to fix your broken filling or tooth by calling 02 9580 0141 or Contact Us.

 

We work hard to help you with any dental emergencies and help manage your pain to get back to normal.   Relieve your pain today! Dental emergencies require immediate action to ensure the best possible outcome for your dental health.

 

How can we help with your dental emergency?

 

  1. Consultation at our dental practice in Mortdale.
  2. Treatment Plan
  3. Emergency Tips
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Tooth Pain

Should I wait or call for a dental emergency appointment?

 

If you have searched for an emergency dentist, then you are probably in a lot of pain. If this is the case call us now and we can advise what you should do.

 

If the pain came on suddenly and is not going away, it could be a sign of requiring an emergency dentist.

 

If you have a broken tooth or fixture, you may require cosmetic dentistry.   If so, please call us and we can book the first available appointment.

 

Don’t ignore any severer dental pain. This can lead to serious long-term damage.

 

Emergency Dentist or Hospital?

 

You should visit a hospital emergency if your jaw is broken or your lips, gums or tongue are severely severed or damaged

 

 

If you are experiencing a dental emergency, call us as soon as possible on02 9580 0141.

Other Dental Emergencies:

 

Toothache or pain of the tooth, teeth, gums and mouth:

 

  1. Book a dental appointment – 02 9580 0141
  2. Rinse your mouth with warm salty water
  3. Take 2 Nurofen, Advil or Ibuprofen, then wait 3-4 hours
  4. Take 2 Panadol or Paracetamol and wait 3 hours and repeat if necessary.
  5. Repeat the above steps if required until your appointment with us.
  6. Do not place anything on the source of the pain.

 

 

A stuck object on your tooth

 

  1. Gently try to remove the object with your fingers or tweezers.
  2. Attentively try to gently remove the object by flossing the area next to it
  3. Apply pressure with a soft cloth after removing the object

 

Bleeding in the mouth:

  1. Clean the area gently by slowly rising with warm water.
  2. Apply a cold pack or compress to help reduce the bleeding.

 

Cut mouth – Gums, lips or mouth:

 

  1. Rinse your mouth out gently with warm water to clean
  2. Apply pressure with a cloth to the area to help stop the bleeding, keep it there until you seek medical help.

Do you have a dental emergency? Call us 02 9580 0141

Contact us to arrange your dental emergecy calling us on 02 9580 0141 or by filling in the form below.