Mooroopna Dental Practice is here for you when you need us most. We will always treat any emergency dental concerns for our patients.
In the event of a dental emergency, being prepared and knowing what to do in advance can often can help you stay calm. On this dental emergency page, you’ll find information that will answer some of your most pressing concerns as you call our practice for emergency help.
If you are experiencing the pain of a toothache, chipped or broken tooth, a knocked out tooth, lost filling, or any other dental emergency, please contact us right away to arrange an emergency dental appointment.
Seek urgent dental treatment immediately, ideally within an hour.
Ensure to only handle the tooth only by the crown and not the tooth root, to give it the best chance of being saved.
For an adult tooth, carefully place the knocked out tooth back in its socket after gently rinsing it in milk or water. If you can’t replace the tooth, bring the tooth in a cup of milk or wrap the tooth in plastic wrap.
For a baby tooth, DO NOT replace tooth in its socket.
Visit us immediately for an emergency appointment.
If you have a cracked or broken tooth, rinse the area with warm water. Apply a cold compress if there is facial swelling. Call us Immediately.
If you can find the broken pieces of your tooth, your emergency dentist may be able to reattach them. Otherwise, we can repair your tooth with techniques including dental bonding or dental veneers.
If you do suspect you have a dental infection, it is important that you schedule a dental appointment, as infections can get worse and spread when left untreated.
Symptoms of a possible dental infection could include local pain, swelling, tenderness or discomfort around teeth or gums. You may also feel generally unwell with "flu-like" symptoms.
It is extremely important to rule out any infections present so as to avoid them getting worse or the potential risk of the infection spreading. Only your dentist will be able to rule out a dental infection or dental abscess by examining the area and using diagnostic measures.
Pain around your wisdom teeth can be a sign that they are impacted, or that infection has set in. As well as pain, you may have difficulty chewing, persistent bad breath, or a bad taste in your mouth.
While you wait to see us, you can keep the area clean by gently brushing around the painful wisdom teeth, and rinsing your mouth with warm salty water.
If you suspect that your jaw is broken, it is important that you go to your local emergency department immediately for treatment. To minimise pain and swelling, you can place a cold compress gently over the area.
If you or a family member are in dental pain or in need of an Emergency Dentist, contact us for an urgent care appointment.