At Ocean View Dental we understand that dental emergencies can be stressful but we are here to help.
If you are experiencing dental pain, please call our friendly staff on (08) 7231 1816 immediately so we can ensure you are seen as soon as possible. We want to make sure you are given priority and that is why we set aside emergency appointments at our practice. We pride ourselves in delivering effective emergency treatment that is tailored to your specific needs.
What is a dental emergency?
There are a number of possible dental issues that mean you should visit as dentist as soon as possible.
These may include:
- Severe toothache
- Broken, cracked or chipped teeth
- Gum infections
- Swelling or abscesses
- Persisting jaw pain
- Unexplained bleeding in the mouth
- Broken dentures
- Lost fillings
- Loose teeth or crowns
- Broken veneers or bridges
If you are experiencing any of these dental issues, you should seek dental care immediately not only will it offer relief of any pain you might be experiencing but it is often critical to your long term oral health and well-being as minor dental issues and or pain may signify an underlying problem. If a dental issue is left untreated this may result in more severe dental problems.
What can I do to relieve pain before my appointment?
If a dental problem arises in the night or during a trip where you don’t have access to immediate dental care there are several temporary measures that can help you to alleviate pain until you can seek professional care from a dentist.
Rinsing the mouth with a mild salt water solution and the use of a cold compress on the outside of your cheek on the problematic area can help to sooth moderate pain. Over the counter painkillers may also provide you with some relief.
What if I have knocked my tooth out?
If you have knocked your tooth out it is recommended that the tooth is placed gently back into the socket, however if this is not possible you can keep the tooth moist by immersing it in milk or saliva. It is critical that you contact us immediately for an emergency appointment as the tooth has a higher rate of survival if our Dentist is able to reinsert the tooth back into its original socket within one to two hours of being knocked out.