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Unfortunate things can happen, such as breaking a tooth, developing an infection with agonizing pain, or having a traumatic accident. Like all emergency situations, a calm and rational approach can help prevent tooth loss or permanent damage, so please contact us to help you through it.
The aim of an emergency appointment is to ensure you are safe, to thoroughly assess and diagnose the problem, and to discuss the available options that would be suitable for you. If you have acute pain, we will strive to have you out of pain on the day.
Here is some information and handy tips for the emergencies we commonly see in Mulgrave.
A toothache can present itself in different ways. It can be pain 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 at a time. 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.
Let one of our dentists have a look, and we will give you all your treatment options. In any case, getting you out of pain and comfortable is our immediate goal.
Handy tip: Rinse your mouth with warm water to clean it out. If swelling is present, place a cold compress to the outside of your mouth or cheek. Gently use dental floss to remove any food caught between your teeth. For quick relief, ask your dentist or pharmacist about any over-the-counter pain medication.
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. Please see our page about wisdom teeth treatment to find out more about how we can help.
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 and warmth, 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 quickly by a dentist on the same day of your call.
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 done 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 the tooth in milk or inside the cheek of your mouth. Do not keep the tooth stored in water. Place a cold compress to the outside of your mouth or cheek to reduce pain and swelling before you reach our dental practice.
If you play sports, you are more likely to sustain damage to the teeth when not wearing a protective mouthguard. The cost of a fractured tooth may be greater than the cost of a custom-fitted mouthguard.
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 and it could easily become damaged. Pieces could break off or crumble, and you would need more extensive treatment. You may find that the uncovered tooth is irritating to 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. Sometimes we are able to reattach the crown without having to make a new one.
Teeth can sometimes separate 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 during regular business hours. We can often have the repair completed in one day.
Handy tip: Clean dentures with denture cleaner and keep all the bits of the denture together in a bag so you don’t lose them.
Choose Purity Dental for your emergency dental care when unexpected dental issues strikes. 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 clinc 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.