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Dandenong Dental Clinic

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Emergency Dentist at Dandenong Dental Care

Are you looking for an emergency dentist in Dandenong?

At Dandenong Dental Care, we understand that a dental emergency can happen with little or no warning. That’s why our experienced staff has same-day appointments and can accommodate emergency cases straightaway. At our emergency dental clinic, your well-being and comfort are of paramount importance to us and we are committed to offering exceptional care. We are always available for you and if you require emergency treatment, seek our help immediately. Our professionals offer timely assistance and are skilled at handling all types of dental emergencies.

 

What to Do in a Dental Emergency

If you think you may have a dental emergency, we recommend that you contact our team promptly to discuss your situation. It is better to act early and not require complex treatment than to wait and experience pain or costlier procedures in the future.

Meanwhile, there is some simple advice you can follow depending on the type of emergency you have.

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  • Toothache. Commonly, a toothache is the result of an abscess that is caused by an infection. If you have throbbing pain in your jaw or mouth that doesn’t go away with pain medication, you’ll need the help of a dental professional. You may have a fever, swelling or a reaction to pressure, heat and cold. You can rinse your mouth out with salt water or apply a cold compress to relieve your discomfort until your appointment. We also recommend that you have someone drive you to our practice.
  • Knocked-out tooth. If you have had a trauma such as a sporting injury and your tooth was knocked out, it may be able to be replaced. Pick the tooth up by the crown, avoiding the roots. If it’s dirty, rinse it with milk. You can place it in a cup of milk or wrap it in plastic wrap until your appointment. If you’re unable to complete these steps, we recommend that you suck the tooth clean and place it back into the socket.
  • Chipped or broken teeth and lost fillings. One of the most common types of dental emergencies, a chip or break can happen from injury or trauma. If you are in pain or have swelling, apply a cold compress to the outside of your cheek near the problem area until your appointment time.
  • Brace and retainer issues. Appliances may break, such as wires that stick into cheeks. You can use soft wax, gauze from a first aid kit or a cotton ball to cover up the broken piece until you’re able to get to our practice.

What to Do in a Dental Emergency

We are well-equipped to assist with all types of emergencies like dental infections, tooth pain, sporting accidents and more. Whether you are in pain or dealing with some other dental issue, make sure to get in touch with us. We have an experienced and caring team and are just a call away.

FAQ

The most common emergency in dental clinics is toothache, often caused by tooth decay, infection, or trauma. Other common emergencies include broken teeth, lost fillings or crowns, and soft tissue injuries.
Emergency dental services can include treatments such as pain relief, dental fillings, tooth extraction, treatment for dental abscesses, and repair of chipped or broken teeth. The specific treatment provided will depend on the nature and severity of the dental emergency.
Wisdom tooth removal, also known as wisdom tooth extraction, is a common dental procedure. Here's an overview of how it is typically performed:
  • Your dentist or oral surgeon will examine your mouth and take X-rays to determine the position of your wisdom teeth.
  • Before the procedure, you will be given anesthesia to numb the area around the tooth.
  • The dentist or oral surgeon will then proceed with the extraction. If the tooth is impacted (unable to fully emerge through the gum), an incision may be made in the gum to access the tooth. In some cases, the tooth may be divided into sections to make removal easier.
  • After the tooth is removed, the area may be stitched to promote healing.
  • You will be given post-operative care instructions, including how to manage any discomfort, swelling, or bleeding.
  • It's important to attend any follow-up appointments to ensure proper healing and to address any concerns or complications.
  • Tooth decay, gum disease, a chipped tooth: these are just some of the most common dental emergencies. While prevention with good dental care is the best way to preserve your oral health, knowing what to do when emergency strikes helps prevent long-term damage.
    Emergency dental care mistakes include ignoring symptoms, self-diagnosing and treating, delaying treatment, using home remedies, avoiding the dentist, not knowing what to do, ignoring swelling or infection, neglecting oral hygiene, not following up, and not having a dental emergency plan.

    DON’T SUFFER! CONTACT US!

    Contact us today to book a time for emergency dentistry Dandenong! We’re open late for your convenience.


    Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

    Emergency Dentist Dandenong, Keysborough, Noble Park, VIC | (03) 8578 6000