Accidents happen, but your local Hurstville emergency dentist is on hand to help!
Dental emergencies can include toothaches, dental trauma (knocked-out or fractured teeth), facial swelling, or lost fillings.
A dental emergency can happen at any time, but don't worry we're here to help. Our local Hurstville dentists set aside appointments during the day for emergency situations and we will always try our hardest to ensure you are seen as soon as possible. Once we've fixed the problem we will then make a follow-up appointment to see how you are recovering and do a complete examination of your mouth.
Types of Dental Emergencies
Lost Tooth - One of the most common dental injuries is a lost tooth. If a tooth is knocked out it's important to act quickly. Rinse the tooth with milk to wash off any dirt. To increase its survival time, either immerse the tooth in milk or place it back in your mouth.
Broken, Fractured or Chipped Tooth - Regardless of how damaged the tooth is, you should seek medical advice immediately. Reposition the tooth using very light finger pressure, and hold it in place with a moist tissue or gauze. Try to find any broken or chipped away pieces and rinse them with milk to remove any dirt. If you cannot find the piece of tooth, contact your dentist immediately. Depending on how damaged the tooth is your dentist may be able to repair it.
Toothaches - If you are suffering from a toothache, take some painkillers such as paracetamol or Nurofen and seek care as soon as possible. Severe dental pain is often associated with an abscessed tooth which may need antibiotics as well.
Facial Swelling - If you are experiencing swelling around your jawline or cheeks, you should seek medical advice immediately. Either contact your local dentist or visit the emergency department to get to the root of the swelling as soon as possible.
Lost Filling - A lost filling can leave sharp edges and lead to cuts on the tongue and cheeks if left untreated. If there is no pain, use blue-tac or wax to smooth the edge over until you can visit your local dentist. If you are experiencing pain, contact your local dentist immediately.
Soft Tissue Injuries - This includes cuts, tears, and punctures to the tongue, cheeks or lips. Try to clean the wound straight away and visit your local dentist or emergency department as soon as possible. If bleeding persists, place pressure on the wound using gauze.
Our Hurstville dentists are the best people to evaluate your emergency situation and provide the best possible treatment to make sure you are looked after.