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EMERGENCY DENTIST IN MULGRAVE

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WHAT IS A DENTAL EMERGENCY?

Did you break a tooth or are you suffering with an infection that is causing you agonising pain? Any situation involving your oral health can be classified as a dental emergency, Similar to all emergency situations, a calm and rational approach can help prevent tooth loss or permanent damage. So please contact us and we will help you through it.

The aim of an emergency appointment is to ensure you are safe and to thoroughly assess and diagnose the problem, while discussing the available options that would be suitable for you. If you have acute pain, we will strive to provide you with relief on the same day.

If you’re wondering what is considered a dental emergency and how to identify one, here are some signs to look out for:

  • list icon Severe and sustained pain
  • list icon Unexpected bleeding from your mouth
  • list icon Swelling of the mouth, gums or face
  • list icon Loose or wobbly teeth
  • list icon Difficulty opening your mouth and swallowing
  • list icon Uncontrolled bleeding post-oral surgery
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    Here is some information and handy tips for the emergencies we commonly see in Mulgrave.

 

Toothaches

A toothache can present itself in different ways. It can be painful when you bite or chew, especially if it is accompanied by a foul odour and a bad taste. It can also be spontaneous pain or a dull ache that may last anywhere from 30 seconds to hours. The pain may or may not be triggered by irritants such as food, or hot and cold drinks. These can be the signs and symptoms of an infected or abscessed tooth.

Book an appointment with one of our dentists who will provide you with the best treatment options. Relieving you from pain and ensuring you are comfortable is our prime goal.

Handy tip: Rinse your mouth with warm water to clean it out. If swelling is present, place a cold compress on the outside of your mouth or cheek. Gently use dental floss to remove any food caught between your teeth. For quick relief, ask our dentist or pharmacist about over-the-counter pain medication.

 

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Wisdom Teeth Pain

If you suffer from jaw tenderness or pain, recurring sore throats, bouts of bad breath or taste, and redness/bleeding gums around the back teeth – your wisdom teeth may likely be the cause. Pain and oral health problems like decay and gum infections mainly arise if there is a problem with the eruption of your wisdom tooth. While this is mainly because of a lack of adequate jaw space for wisdom teeth to erupt, removing it as soon as possible is the best course of action. Please see our page about wisdom teeth treatment to find out how we can help you.

Infections or Abscesses Causing Swelling

Swelling in the face is usually a sign of a severe infection where your body is undergoing an inflammatory process as it is overwhelmed by bacteria or trauma. You may experience pain, redness or loss of function in the affected area or tooth. It may be related to a dental abscess or trauma from a broken/infected tooth, or sometimes impacted wisdom teeth.
If you have any form of swelling, contact us straight away, as infections that cause swelling of the face or fever are issues that must be addressed ASAP by a dentist.

Trauma & Sports-Related Injuries

If your tooth is displaced by trauma or has been knocked out of the socket, you will have to call us as soon as possible. Any dental injury is distressing, especially when a permanent tooth is knocked out. Time is critical, and sometimes a tooth can be re-implanted and saved if addressed promptly.

Handy tip: Great care should be taken to handle the tooth only by its crown and not by its root. Clean the tooth under saline or running water and place it in milk or inside the cheek of your mouth. Do not keep stored in water. Place a cold compress on the outside of your mouth or cheek to reduce pain and swelling before you reach our dental practice.

If you play contact sports, you are more likely to sustain damage to your teeth when not wearing a protective mouthguard. Investing in a custom-fitted mouthguard may prove to be a wise decision, as it could potentially save you from higher costs associated with a fractured tooth.

 

Lost or Broken Crowns/Veneers

Consider it an emergency if you have a lost filling or crown. Even if you don’t have any symptoms, the tooth has lost its protective cover, meaning it could get damaged easily. Pieces could break off or crumble, and you would need more extensive treatment. You may find that the uncovered tooth is irritating your tongue, so we suggest you call us as soon as possible to repair it or to place a temporary crown.

Handy tip: If you have a dislodged crown or veneer, put it in a safe place and avoid things that make the tooth hurt. In some instances, we may be able to reattach the crown without having to replace it with a new one.

Broken Dentures or Partials

Teeth can sometimes be separated from dentures or partials. Occasionally, the clasps or the plastic base may break. Most of these issues can be remedied by our in-house denture prosthetist usually within the day during regular business hours.

Handy tip: Clean dentures with a denture cleaner and keep all the bits of the denture together in a bag so you don’t lose them.

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HOW TO AVOID DENTAL EMERGENCIES

Dental emergencies can occur out of the blue. However, taking preventative steps to avoid emergencies is always a good thing. Here are some steps you can take:

 

Emergency Dentistry at Purity Dental in Mulgrave

Choose Purity Dental for your emergency dental care when unexpected dental issues arise. Our experienced and caring team is committed to providing you with urgent dental care when you need it the most.

We understand the importance of a fast response. Our dental clinic is equipped with the latest technology and tools to address dental emergencies promptly. You can expect a welcoming and professional environment where our skilled dentists will assess your unique condition, offer immediate treatment and provide you with a personalised plan for your oral health.

We also provide a wide range of other dental services, such as general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, preventative dentistry and restorative dentistry

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