Emergency Dental Treatment
At Woden Dental Care, appointments are available on a daily basis for dental emergencies for all existing and new patients, such as severe toothache, a broken tooth or cracked tooth, a sporting accident or facial swelling.
When emergencies happen its important that they are dealt with quickly and effectively to reduce the risk of long-term damage or tooth loss. Our experienced team will quickly assess your situation and schedule an appointment to suit your needs.
What is a dental emergency and what can I do?
Any Dental problem that requires immediate treatment in order to save a tooth, stop on-going tissue bleeding or alleviate severe pain is considered a dental emergency. A severe infection or abscess in the mouth can be life-threatening and should be dealt with immediately.
Dental abscesses are pus-filled swellings caused by infection inside a tooth, infection of the gum or trauma to the tooth. Abscesses can cause facial swelling or enlarged lymph glands. In rare cases, dental abscesses can cause more widespread infection and may be life threatening. Seek immediate treatment by a dentist or doctor for facial swelling, and in the mean time, use cold compresses to help control swelling.
If you are having trouble eating or opening your mouth due to jaw pain, or you experience jaw pain when waking, seek medical or dental treatment to diagnose the source of the pain.
If a tooth is chipped, fractured or cracked, seek dental treatment as soon as possible.
If an adult (permanent) tooth is knocked out, it can be saved but immediate action is required. Handle the top of the tooth only (the crown) and never hold the tooth by its roots. Make sure the tooth is clean. If the tooth is dirty, rinse it in milk or very quickly in water. Immediately replant the tooth in the socket and hold the tooth in place. If you are unable to replant the tooth, keep it moist by immersing it in milk (not water), and seal it securely. Do not let the tooth dry out. Seek immediate dental treatment (time is critical).