Do you know what to do in a dental emergency?
Knowing what to do and when you need to see an emergency dentist can help alleviate a stressful situation. Prompt treatment could mean the difference between preserving a tooth and losing it completely. Some dental emergencies may affect your general health, so it is vital to act quickly and to seek out professional dental care.
What is Considered to be a Dental Emergency?
It is a dental emergency if you have knocked out a tooth, if you have badly chipped a tooth or if you have a mouth injury that is bleeding profusely. You should also seek immediate emergency dental care if you have a bad toothache that is causing a fever or is making you feel rather unwell, or where toothache is causing facial swelling.
What are the Different Types of Dental Emergencies?
Dental emergencies can range from mild toothache or a filling that has fallen out, or perhaps a minor chip in a tooth, to the more serious problems outlined in the section above. Sometimes you can treat the problem at home, using over-the-counter painkillers, just until you can visit our caring dental team here at St Vincent’s Dental Centre.
What to Do if You Have a Dental Emergency
In the event of a dental emergency, please contact us immediately so we can schedule an appointment. Our highly experienced dental team can also offer advice on how to deal with the problem in the shorter term, until your appointment. If you require immediate dental care then we will make every effort to see you as quickly as possible, particularly if you are in pain. In the case of an avulsed or knocked out tooth, please call our dental practice straight away.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any kind of dental problem as our friendly dental team are here to assist you. You can call us on (03) 9419 7022 or visit us at 3/55 Victoria Parade, Fitzroy VIC 3065.