Whether you are an existing patient or have never seen us before, we will do all we can to deal with your dental emergency as a priority.
Dental emergencies can occur at any time and for a variety of reasons. The most common dental emergencies are:
These emergencies require immediate attention.
Advice for common dental emergencies
- Try to stay calm and find the actual tooth.
- Handle the tooth only by its crown (the top part), not the root.
- Rinse the tooth quickly in milk or some saliva to remove any dirt or debris.
- Keep it moist by immersing it in milk or saliva (not water), sealing it in plastic wrap.
- Clean the area by rinsing the mouth or gentle brushing.
- If there is facial swelling, an ice pack or a cold compress can be used.
- Contact us as soon as possible.
- Rinse the mouth and gently brush or floss the area to remove any food/plaque.
- For quick relief, ask your pharmacist about any over-the-counter pain medication.
- To deal with the cause of the pain contact us as soon as possible.
- Clean the area gently with warm, salty water.
- To reduce bleeding and facial swelling an ice pack or a cold compress can be used.
- Contact us and have it assessed immediately.
This is a painful condition that if left untreated, it can cause more widespread infection and could be life threatening.
- Regular warm salt water rinsing and over the counter medications can help alleviate discomfort.
- Do not delay treatment, contact us as soon as possible.
If a cavity develops underneath a filling or crown, it can become loose and eventually fall out.
- Rinse the mouth and gently brush or floss to remove any food/plaque.
- It painful use over the counter medications to alleviate discomfort.
- A new filling or crown will be needed. Contact us for an appointment.