EMERGENCY DENTAL FAQs
Loose or dislodged tooth
When it comes to dental emergencies, time is of the essence. Sometimes, a tooth can become dislodged so it is important that it is looked at by a dental professional as soon as possible if it is to be saved.
If your tooth has become loose, do not try to remove it from its socket. Instead give us a call on 08 9440 4455 so that we can examine the tooth as soon as possible. If the tooth has become completely dislodged, try to keep it inside your mouth or if that is not possible, gently hold the tooth by the crown (do not touch the root) and do not rinse under running water. Try to place the tooth back into its socket and hold it there by placing some firm pressure. If you are unable to do this, then store the tooth in a shallow glass of milk and bring it with you to your appointment.
If your tooth has become dislodged, please give us a call on 08 9440 4455 and one of our friendly staff with assist you right away.
A tooth ache is most commonly caused by tooth decay, abscess or inflammation in the gums. This can result in mild to extreme pain and discomfort felt throughout the tooth, mouth and jaw. If you are experiencing a toothache, try using a tooth brush to help dislodge any trapped food and rinse your mouth with warm water to help soothe the soreness. You may like to take over-the- relievers such as Panadol and Nurofen to help relieve the pain. Another option is apply a cold compress to the area.
While it may be tempting to explore natural at-home remedies or fast ways to make a tooth ache go away, it is important to see your dentist as soon as possible in order to prevent any further spread of the infection or inflammation.
If you are experiencing a tooth ache, please call us on 08 9440 4455 or request an appointment to see one of our dental professionals today.
Lost filling or crown
Although not always immediately painful, a lost filling or crown can cause some serious damage to the tooth if not promptly addressed. If you lose your filling, you will need to protect the area as best as you can before you see a dentist. You can do this by placing a sugarless gum on the tooth in place of the filling or dental cement which you can purchase over-the-counter at your local chemist.
If your crown has become completely dislodged, try placing the crown back into its position on the tooth and secure it with a special dental adhesive (available at your local chemist) or toothpaste. When you eat, make sure you take out the crown so that you do not swallow it.
If you have lost a crown or filling, please give us a call 08 9440 4455 or request an appointment with one of our dental professionals as soon as possible, and don’t forget to bring your crown or filling with you to your appointment.