Dental Emergency Can Be Due To Any of the Following Reasons:
  • Toothache Pain
  • Trauma and Injury / Broken Tooth
  • Swelling
  • Lost Crowns, Veneers and Bridges
  • Broken Dentures
  • Wisdom Tooth
What To Do If You Experience Toothache Pain?
  • Thoroughly rinse your mouth with warm water.
  • Apply a cold compress to the outside of your mouth if your mouth is swollen.
  • Take 2 x Nurofen, Advil or ibuprofen (not Nurofen Plus)
  • Call us to arrange an emergency appointment.
What to Do in Trauma or Injuries / Broken Tooth?
  • If your child is less than 6 years of age, take him/her straight to the Children’s Hospital closer to you.
  • If the tooth is out of the socket, take care handling the tooth, and only handle it by the crown, not the root.
  • If you are unsure about placing the tooth back, place the tooth in milk. Do not store the tooth in water.
  • There are times when a tooth can be re-implanted and saved if done so promptly. Teeth that are reinserted into their socket within 1 hour have the best chance of surviving. Cold packs can be used to help in reducing any pain and swelling.
  • If you play sports, you are more likely to sustain damage to the teeth when you are not wearing a protective MOUTHGAURD. The cost of the injuries sustained without a mouthguard may be more than the cost of having a professional mouthguard made.
  • Call Us to arrange an emergency appointment.
What Should I Do if I Have Swelling?
  • Issues relating to swelling must be addressed quickly and should not be left to be.
  • Antibiotics tend to help in response to these swellings but should only be taken when prescribed by a health professional for the issue at hand.
  • Often the swelling is the body’s reaction to injury or infection. Causes can include infected teeth, trauma, or impacted wisdom teeth.
  • Swelling is often accompanied with pain, but may be the only symptom present.
  • Swelling is considered to be an urgent emergency and it is important it is addressed as soon as possible.
  • Call Us to make an appointment.