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Emergency Dentistry

Emergency Dental Care In Port Melbourne

When dental emergencies occur, waiting is not a luxury you have. Dental emergencies demand immediate and specialised care, which is exactly what our emergency dentists are here for. Our dedicated team of dentists are fully equipped to provide prompt and effective care to help relieve your pain and discomfort.

Whether it’s a severe toothache, a knocked-out tooth, or any other urgent dental issue, our clinic has a trained team and a welcoming environment to help you through all your dental emergencies. With state-of-the-art facilities and a commitment to patient well-being, we prioritise your needs and work tirelessly to ease the pain.

With our emergency appointments, we are always ready to promptly arrange a time for you to see our dentists without delay.

Our Availability: When You Can Reach Us

Patients are more than welcome to come in for urgent treatment during the week. In fact, we urge patients to seek prompt care without putting it off. We will make a specific time to treat your pain if available. Alternatively, we offer a “walk-in” service that involves a patient visiting our clinic and waiting for an available time. Although it may mean an extended waiting time, we will address your needs as efficiently as possible. Our dedicated Dental team will work overtime to attend to your dental needs if required.

What Is Considered a Dental Emergency?

Dental emergencies include, but aren’t limited to the following:

  • Dental trauma – bleeding (trauma affecting your mouth)
  • Toothaches
  • Abscesses
  • Swollen cheeks or gums
  • Chipped or fractured teeth
  • Wisdom teeth pain
  • Lost crowns or bridges
  • Any accident involving damage to your mouth or teeth.
  • Dental pain (teeth, mouth, gums, tongue and jaw).

If you experience any of the above, contact one of our dentists right away to receive the immediate care you need.

Benefits of Emergency Dentistry

  • Immediate care: Emergency dental services provide prompt treatment, alleviating pain and discomfort.
  • Prevention of complications: Timely treatment can prevent dental problems from worsening, reducing the risk of severe infections and damage.
  • Preservation of teeth: Quick intervention can often increase the chance of saving your teeth that might otherwise be lost due to trauma or injury.
  • Improved oral health: Resolving dental issues contributes to better overall oral health and well-being.
  • Restores functionality: Dental emergencies can make daily functions like eating, speaking and swallowing challenging. With our emergency dental treatments, you can restore functionality as soon as possible.

Friendly Tips – What to Do in a Dental Emergency

Knocked Out Tooth

Did you know a tooth can be completely knocked out of its socket without breaking?

This dental emergency generally occurs as a result of trauma. However, before any dental treatment is performed, it is vital to ensure that the patient has not suffered any serious head or neck injury. In case of this, dial 000 immediately.

Our dentists can successfully replant a knocked-out permanent (adult) tooth to function normally. However, deciduous (baby/milk) teeth do not need to be re-planted.

With adult tooth replantation, time is of great importance. If the tooth can be re-planted on the spot, it is advised to do so at your own discretion and then promptly visit your dentist to stabilise it. Alternatively, a carer should bring the patient and the knocked-out tooth with them to the dentist within 30 minutes.

It is important to remember the following key factors when handling a knocked-out tooth.

  • Only touch the tooth by the crown portion (biting area), not the root (pointed end).
  • If the root is dirty, gently rinse with milk or patient saliva before replanting.
  • If the tooth is being transported with the patient to the dentist, it should be submerged in milk in a clean container. If milk is not available, the patient’s own saliva will be sufficient.

Not all knocked-out teeth can be saved; however, by following these instructions, the success rate of tooth replantation can be significantly improved.

Broken Braces or Painful Wire

If a wire of your dental braces is cutting into the cheek simply place orthodontic wax or a cotton ball in the area for intermediate pain relief. Contact us to make an appointment to have the wire cut promptly.

Bitten Tongue or Lip

If you have a bitten tongue or lip, apply direct pressure to the bleeding area with a clean cloth to stop bleeding. Cold compresses can help to stop the bleeding and minimise swelling.

If bleeding persists and the cut is severe and deep, visit your dentist, hospital or dental hospital immediately.

Lost Filling

Your dental filling can fall out, leaving an area of your tooth exposed. In such instances, avoid chewing using that side of the mouth with the lost filling and place sugar-free gum or dental cement for temporary relief until you visit the dentist.

Dental Abscess or Swelling

Dental abscesses are infections that form at the root of the tooth or in between your teeth and gums. It can leave you with a toothache, swelling in the gums and face, bad breath, tooth sensitivity or difficulty opening your mouth. Make sure you visit a dentist for prompt relief if you have any of these symptoms.

Why Choose Port Melbourne Dental

We understand that dental emergencies can occur unannounced. That’s why we are always available for you when you need us the most. Take a step towards a healthy and functional smile when you choose Port Melbourne Dental for all your dental emergencies.

  • Our dental team consists of experienced professionals who are skilled in a wide range of dental services. Their expertise ensures that you receive the highest quality of care for your oral health needs.
  • Our clinic is equipped with modern technology, which allows for more accurate diagnostics and treatments.
  • We tailor treatment plans to suit your unique individual requirements so that you receive the right care.

At Port Melbourne Dental, we offer a comprehensive range of dental treatments, from routine check-ups and cleanings to advanced treatments such as dental implants, cosmetic dentistry and orthodontics. Our friendly team is always ready to assist patients with urgent needs anytime 7 days a week to accommodate any problems that may arise. Contact our friendly staff on 03 9646 5100.