What is a Dental Emergency?
Dental emergencies cannot wait. Rest assured that our team will make every effort to get you an appointment quickly, and assist you in any way we can.
Our dental clinic is open 7 days a week. Our emergency services are available for both new and existing patients.
Unsure if you are experiencing a dental emergency? These are some common dental emergencies that a dentist should treat right away. Call our dental clinic in Victoria so we can schedule an appointment as soon as possible.
Toothaches can have various causes, with tooth decay being the most prevalent.
Maintaining proper oral hygiene is essential to prevent dental decay from forming in the first place.
A toothache may indicate tooth decay, gum infection, or even an abscessed tooth, requiring immediate attention.
If you are experiencing a toothache, call our clinic to book an appointment as soon as possible. In the meantime, you can rinse your mouth with warm salt water, use a cold compress for any swelling, or take an over-the-counter painkiller for temporary pain relief.
Broken or Chipped Teeth
We often see patients who come to us with broken or chipped teeth. These kinds of issues can be caused by general wear and tear over time, or physical trauma.
A chipped or broken tooth may or may not be painful, but regardless, both conditions require immediate attention from a dentist to prevent them from causing further problems.
Contact us to book an appointment as soon as possible. Use over-the-counter painkillers and a cold compress to manage any pain or swelling until your appointment time.
If your tooth is knocked out, it's crucial to act fast in order to save it.
Within one hour of the tooth being knocked out, it can potentially be put back in place and saved. The tooth should be gently rinsed off without disrupting the root, and then carefully placed back in the socket. If this isn't possible, the tooth can be preserved in milk until you can get to the dentist.
The most important step is to get to the dentist with the tooth as soon as you can. In the meantime, manage pain and swelling with over-the-counter pain medication and an ice pack.
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