Emergency Dental

Emergency Dental Treatments:

Severe Toothache

Broken or Chipped Tooth

Knocked-Out Tooth

Loose or Missing Tooth

Gum or Teeth Infection

Swollen Jaw or Face

A sharp and intense discomfort in or around one or multiple teeth is known as a severe toothache. It can be caused by a variety of dental issues and may be constant, intermittent, or triggered by specific foods, drinks, or temperature changes.

It is crucial to seek immediate dental care if you experience a severe toothache as it could indicate a significant underlying dental problem that requires urgent attention. In the meantime, you may rinse your mouth with warm salt water, use over-the-counter pain relievers, and steer clear of hot, cold, or sugary foods and beverages to alleviate the pain.

When a tooth has suffered partial or complete fracture or damage due to an injury, trauma, or biting on a hard object, it is known as a broken or chipped tooth. The severity of the damage can cause pain or sensitivity and may also impact the tooth’s appearance and function.

To avoid additional damage or infection, it is essential to see your dentist promptly if you have a broken or chipped tooth.

A knocked-out tooth is a dental emergency that requires immediate attention. When a tooth is knocked out, it is important to act quickly to increase the chances of saving the tooth. Emergency dental care for a knocked-out tooth includes the following steps:

  1. Retrieve the tooth: Locate the tooth and pick it up by the crown (the part that is normally visible in the mouth). Avoid touching the root of the tooth as this can damage the delicate tissues that are necessary for re-implantation.

  2. Rinse the tooth: Gently rinse the tooth with water or milk to remove any dirt or debris. Do not use soap or chemicals, and do not scrub the tooth.

  3. Attempt to re-implant the tooth: If possible, re-implant the tooth back into its socket. Gently push the tooth into place with your fingers, being careful not to damage the root.

  4. Keep the tooth moist: If you are unable to re-implant the tooth, keep it moist by placing it in a container of milk, saliva, or a specialized tooth preservation solution. Do not let the tooth dry out.

  5. Seek immediate dental care: Contact an emergency dentist as soon as possible. The dentist may be able to save the tooth if you act quickly.

Remember, time is of the essence when it comes to a knocked-out tooth. Seek emergency dental care right away for the best chance of saving the tooth.

A dental restoration, such as a filling or crown, that has become dislodged or fallen out of a tooth is referred to as a loose or missing filling or crown. These restorations are frequently used to repair damaged or decayed teeth, enhancing their function and appearance.

A loose or missing filling or crown can cause discomfort, sensitivity, and leave the tooth vulnerable to further damage or decay. It is critical to seek the advice of your dentist right away if you have a loose or missing filling or crown to prevent additional harm to the tooth and to restore its function and appearance.

Gingivitis, commonly referred to as a gum infection, results from the accumulation of plaque on the teeth, leading to inflammation of the gums. Indications of gingivitis comprise of swollen, red, and bleeding gums. If left untreated, gingivitis can advance to periodontitis, which is a severe form of gum disease and may result in tooth loss.

On the other hand, a tooth infection refers to a bacterial infection affecting the tooth’s pulp or nerve, resulting in tooth pain, sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures, swelling of the gums or face, and fever.

If you experience symptoms of a gum or tooth infection, it is crucial to seek immediate dental care from a dentist to receive accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment.

Abnormal enlargement of the jaw or face, known as a swollen jaw or face, can be attributed to the accumulation of fluid, inflammation, or other underlying conditions.

Several factors can cause swelling of the jaw or face, including tooth or gum infections, sinus infections, trauma or injury, salivary gland disorders, cysts or tumors, and allergic reactions. Additionally, it may indicate more severe medical conditions such as cancer, autoimmune diseases, or infections.

The swelling may be accompanied by symptoms like pain, tenderness, redness, warmth, difficulty chewing or speaking, fever, and breathing difficulties.

If you experience swelling of the jaw or face, it is crucial to seek immediate medical attention to identify the underlying cause and receive appropriate treatment.

If you experience a dental emergency outside of our regular business hours, please leave a message on our answering machine and follow the instructions provided. Our dentist on call will return your call as soon as possible to provide advice or arrange for emergency treatment.

Please note that if you are experiencing severe bleeding or a life-threatening emergency, you should call 000 or go to your nearest emergency department immediately.

A: Dental emergencies include severe toothaches, knocked-out or loose teeth, broken or chipped teeth, bleeding in the mouth, abscesses, and swelling.

A: If you have a dental emergency, call us immediately. We will do our best to see you as soon as possible.

A: While the emergency room can provide temporary relief for dental emergencies, they are not equipped to provide long-term dental care. It is always best to seek emergency dental care from a dentist.

A: The cost of emergency dental care can vary depending on the severity of the emergency and the necessary treatment. We will provide you with a cost estimate before starting any treatment.

A: We accept cash, card, Afterpay, Humm and Denticare. 

A: If you have a dental emergency while traveling, try to find a local dentist to treat you. If you can’t find a dentist, go to the nearest emergency room.

A: We try to see emergency patients as soon as possible. Call us for availability.

A: Rinse your mouth with warm water and use dental floss to remove any food particles that may be causing the toothache. If the pain persists, contact us for an appointment.

A: Save any broken or chipped tooth fragments and rinse your mouth with warm water. Apply a cold compress to reduce swelling and contact us for an appointment.

A: If you have a loose tooth, try to keep it in place with gentle pressure. If you have a knocked-out tooth, retrieve the tooth, rinse it gently with water, and try to reinsert it into its socket. If you can’t reinsert the tooth, place it in a container of milk or saliva and contact us for an appointment.