Emergencies can happen. We set time aside for when those unexpected events happen and a tooth becomes damaged. We can treat a range of emergency problems, including a tooth being knocked out, chipped teeth and toothaches. Call JC Dental on 07 5679 5090 to book an appointment.
What to do if there is an emergency
Knocked out tooth
Have one of your teeth being knocked out? If it is a baby tooth, you will not need an emergency visit, only adult teeth require immediate attention.
Make sure to avoid holding the tooth by the root, as this can cause trauma to the root. Gently clean the tooth in milk, saline solution or water. See if you are able to replace the tooth in its original position. If you are unable to do so, transport the tooth in a cup of milk.
Toothaches can have a massive impact on your life and can interrupt your sleeping pattern and diet. If you have a severe toothache, contact JC Dental, who will be able to examine the source of the pain to find the cause.
If you are suffering from a toothache, there are numerous steps you can follow to try and alleviate the pain. Rinse your mouth with warm water for quick relief. Floss around the aggravated tooth to remove any food and plaque. If the pain is bad, painkillers may be necessary, and sometimes even require antibiotics. Make sure to book an appointment with JC Dental when it is practical to avoid the toothache becoming worse and causing more serious damage to your teeth and gums.
If you’ve chipped or broken your tooth, it’s important to visit JC Dental to assess whether there is any nerve involvement.
When possible, try and bring the broken piece of tooth into your emergency appointment, as it may be able to be reattached. If this is not possible, JC Dental will work to restore your tooth to make it look as natural as possible.
If you have an extensively cracked or chipped tooth, and have any pain or bleeding, book an emergency appointment. However, if the crack is just on the surface, it may not be necessary to request an emergency appointment.
If you have sustained an injury to your jaw, nose or head, you may be required to visit an emergency room first.