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Don’t let an unexpected dental emergency disrupt your day

From a wayward olive pit to a miscalculated cricket ball, accidents happen. Not only is a dental emergency alarming, but it can also be painful. We know that any emergency requires immediate attention, which is why we work hard to make availability in your time of need.

What is considered a dental emergency?

A dental emergency can vary according to cause and severity. Generally speaking, a dental emergency refers to any situation with your dental health is compromised by pain or the risk of a worsening situation if it isn’t immediately seen to by a professional. This includes:

  • A knocked-out tooth
  • Severe tooth pain or sensitivity
  • A chipped or broken tooth
  • An abcess or dental infection

By addressing an emergency sooner rather than later, you may be able to avoid further complications and issues.

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Fact or fiction? When a tooth is knocked out, it can be reset in the gum and returned to normal. The answer? It depends. Acting fast is a key part of the success of reattaching the tooth.

If you can locate the tooth, and the root is still in tact, you may be in luck. Gently wash the tooth using milk, ensuring you do not touch the root. You’ll then want to coat the tooth in your saliva, and place it in a container. In certain cases, placing the tooth back in its socket can improve the likelihood of a successful reattachment.

This is a general guide only. We recommend you call us on 9428 2181 after the removal for personalized assistance, and to book an emergency dental appointment.

If your child has lost a baby tooth, there is no need to reset the tooth – but a check up to ensure no further damage and to ascertain the potential for a spacer is usually a good idea.

Sudden onset tooth pain can quickly ruin your day. Whether its pain during chewing, or a constant throb, we know tooth pain comes in many different styles. Tooth pain can be due to a range of issues, including infection, a cavity, cracked tooth or damaged nerve.

With the thorough assessment of an emergency dental appointment, we can investigate the source of the pain, and offer options for management. From antibiotic prescriptions through to fillings, there is a range of modalities that assist in pain management and solutions.

A chipped tooth can happen to anyone, and mar a beautiful smile. What is essential after cracking or chipping a tooth is that you see a dentist as soon as possible, to prevent the possibility of infection due to bacteria.

If you can find the chipped piece of tooth, your dentist may be able to reattach it, depending on the size and position. In the meantime, avoid hot or cold food and drinks that may cause severe pain. If you need to eat before attending your emergency dental appointment, ensure you are chewing on the opposite side and keeping food and liquids away from the area.

Sometimes accompanied by swelling and redness, dental infections can be extremely painful. Infections or abscesses can especially flare during eating, as the infection is usually in the root, or gums between teeth.

Ignoring this emergency can cause the infection to spread, and for pain to increase, so it is important to have it checked by a dentist as soon as possible.

Why choose Elevate Dental for your emergency dental needs

Our people-focused approach. Our entire team are friendly professionals focused on your ongoing comfort.

High quality dentistry. Our commitment to continuous education means offering you the best.

A relaxed atmosphere. Kick back with Netflix or headphones while we keep your teeth clean and healthy

Appointments when you need them the most. Later nights and lunch times available.

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