Sometimes unexpected scenarios or accidents happen, and that’s why emergency dentist appointments exist. You may wake up one day with severe pain or swelling, or even have a tooth knocked out, warranting an emergency dentist appointment. Dentists of Plenty Valley make allowances for last-minute appointments to cater to these needs, as we understand that treating these issues in a timely manner is essential to avoid untreated infections spreading into your jaw or surrounding soft tissue, causing a fever, or even teeth falling out and causing other larger health issues. Our duty of care means that we will treat dental emergencies with a high level of compassion and attention, and our phone lines remain open even after our practice is closed to cater for those who may be experiencing a dental emergency.
If you have an emergency toothache, broken tooth, cracked tooth, tooth extraction, wisdom teeth management, dental infections, or another dental emergency, please call our practice to schedule an emergency dentist appointment as soon as possible. Signs to look out for when it comes to infection include swelling around the site of the broken tooth and nearby tissue, throbbing pain and sometimes a fever. If you do have an infection, it is important to drain it if possible and remove the source of infection (for example, a badly broken and decayed tooth). Antibiotics may be required in some cases.
A knocked-out tooth needs to be re-implanted into its socket immediately. Do so carefully by avoiding handling the tooth root, so you can protect the fibres around the root surface. If possible, try to place the tooth back into the socket and splint it in place with silver paper. If this is not possible, place the tooth on one side of your mouth between your teeth and cheeks.
If you cannot put your tooth back into its socket or back into your mouth, DO NOT place the tooth in water – instead, place it in cold milk. Contact Dentists of Plenty Valley immediately to arrange an emergency appointment and bring the tooth with you.
|Mon||09:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
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|Wed||09:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Thur||09:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Fri||09:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Sat||8:00 AM – 12:30 PM By appointment only*|