Nova Dental provide excellent emergency dental care treatments in Melbourne to all of our patients. Our dentists are skilled and qualified to handle all dental emergencies. We know how frustrating and painful it can be to go about your day with mouth or tooth pain, which is why we are committed to providing an emergency dental service that can ease your pain fast and efficiently, whilst still providing excellent treatments that last.
The most common dental emergencies are:
- Chipped or broken teeth
- Missing crowns or fillings
- Impacted wisdom tooth extractions
The dentists here at NovaDental can assess the damage to the tooth quickly and carefully as well as commence treatment immediately to give you relief from pain and suffering in the same day!
There are cases where it is essential to make a visit to the dentist as soon as possible. For emergency care, if a tooth is knocked out for example, there can be immediate action taken and there is often a chance to save the tooth to maintain the health of your natural teeth and save you money on future, more complicated procedures.
What should you do in a dental emergency?
A dental emergency can happen at any time, and when it does, it can be a very stressful and painful experience. At NovaDental, we know that when this situation occurs, you need a solution and you need it fast. We encourage all of our patients to call us immediately so that we can find a time slot for you in the same day to assess the problem and begin a treatment plan. We do our best to see you immediately during this unfortunate time and our dentists are very efficient at solving a wide range of dental complications.
The Australian Dental Association (ADA) have complied a list excellent advice that you can take in the case of a dental emergency.
A persistent and constant toothache can be a significant sign that you need to make an appointment to see your dentist as soon as possible. If you are unable to see a dental practitioner in the meantime, then there are some steps that you can take at home to ease the pain and prevent further damage to your tooth.
It is important to rinse out the mouth with water to try and remove and clean out the debris from cavities and around the tooth to limit irritation and possibly avoid an infection. You may also like to floss to remove any food that may be trapped in the cavity and between the teeth. If using floss, it is important to use a light and gentle hand and try your best to not irritate the affected area.
If there is swelling present around the gum of the tooth, or anywhere in the mouth near the affected area, place a cold compress (DO NOT use a hot or heated compress on the area) to the outside of the cheek and apply a light pressure.
If the pain continues and is still uncomfortable, it is advised to use a pain medicine that you know works for you and is safe. When using pain medication, it is important to remember that the medication will not work if placed directly onto the tooth, especially aspirin, but rather it should be taken orally and swallowed as directed.
At your earliest convenience, visit our clinic for an emergency dental appointment so our dentists’ can provide a treatment plan for you.
Broken or chipped tooth:
If you have been in an unfortunate accident and left with a broken or chipped tooth, the first step is to try and clean the leftover debris from around the tooth and the surrounding gum tissue. If there is swelling present, then place a cold compress on the cheek over the affected area to not only minimize the swelling, but temporarily mask the pain. If possible, try to find all the broken pieces of your tooth and collect them, keeping them moist before you make your way to a dentist for an emergency treatment. In some cases, the broken pieces of your tooth can be bonded back to the teeth almost invisibly and can maintain the integrity of your natural tooth.
Knocked out tooth:
If you have had a tooth knocked out by an unlucky incident or from playing a contact sport, the first step of action is to clean the tooth. If the tooth is dirty, rinse the tooth in milk by holding it by the crown, not the root. If you do not have access to milk, you may run your tooth under water, but only for a few seconds to not ruin the integrity of the tooth, and then, if possible, place the tooth back in the socket. If you cannot place the tooth back in the socket, either wrap it in glad wrap or keep it inside your mouth, under your cheek, and immediately make your way to NovaDental for an emergency treatment. Time is crucial for a successful replanting of the tooth and often if a visit to the dentist can be arranged in the first 30 minutes, there is a high chance that it can be resolved.
When you choose NovaDental as your emergency dentist, not only will we provide you with a safe and calming environment in this stressful time, our friendly and gentle staff can provide excellent emergency dental treatments in Melbourne to give you peace of mind that you are being looked after adequately.
No longer do you have to suffer in pain waiting for a dental clinic to be available to treat you. For more information on our emergency care services, come into our Melbourne CBD office today, or call one of our friendly staff to book an appointment.
For all of your dental emergencies in Melbourne, please contact us at NovaDental on (03) 9654 8977.
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