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Emergency Dentistry

Emergency Dental Care In Port Melbourne

Urgent situations demand immediate and specialised care, which is exactly why our emergency dentists are here for you. When dental emergencies strike, waiting is not an option. Our dedicated team of experienced dental professionals is fully equipped to provide prompt and effective care.

Whether it’s a severe toothache, a knocked-out tooth, a dental injury or any other urgent dental issue, our clinic has a trained team and 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.

Conveniently located in Port Melbourne, we understand how distressing a dental emergency can be and we are ready to promptly arrange a time for you to be seen without delay.

Our Availability: When You Can Reach Us

During the week, patients are more than welcome to come in for urgent treatment. We will endeavour to make a specific time to treat your pain if it is available. Alternatively, we offer a “walk-in” service that involves a patient attending the clinic and waiting for an available time to become available, 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?

It includes but is not 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 so that you 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: If timely treatment is given it can prevent dental problems from worsening, reducing the risk of serious 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.

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. 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.

A knocked-out permanent (Adult) tooth can be successfully re-planted and function as normal however deciduous (baby/milk) teeth do not need to be re-planted. Time is a crucial factor in adult tooth re-plantation. If the tooth can be re-planted on the spot it is advised to do so at your own discretion and then promptly attend your dentist to stabilize. 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, very 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 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 a time to have the wire cut promptly.

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 then see your nearest dentist, hospital or dental hospital.

Why Choose Port Melbourne Dental

Take a step towards achieving and maintaining a healthy, beautiful smile when you choose Port Melbourne Dental.

  • 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.
  • Port Melbourne offers a comprehensive range of dental treatments from routine check-ups and cleanings to advanced treatments such as dental implants, cosmetic dentistry and orthodontics.
  • 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.

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.