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Emergency Dental Care at Artarmon Dentists

Woman with extreme jaw painUnfortunately, dental emergencies can happen at any time or anywhere.

If you are experiencing a dental emergency, we offer appointments at our conveniently located clinic. Because tooth pain and other dental emergencies require immediate action, contact us straightaway. Our dentists will evaluate your case and recommend the best possible treatment.

FAQs About Common Dental Emergencies

Until you can get into our office for emergency care, here are some typical dental emergencies that we see and how to address them.

What should I do if I have chipped or broken teeth or teeth that have fallen out?

Call us to make an appointment as soon as possible. If you can locate the broken tooth or fragment, gently wrap it in cling wrap and bring it with you. One of our dentists will evaluate the damage and may place a temporary filling to alleviate your pain and get you to come in later. Depending on your situation, the dentist may be able to fix it on the spot.

How should I handle a toothache?

Toothaches can be dull and throbbing, often making it difficult to eat or sleep. For mild pain, contact us to schedule a regular appointment to assess the condition of your tooth. If you’re experiencing sharp, moderate or severe pain, contact us to book an appointment as soon as possible as it may be serious.

You may take over-the-counter pain medication according to the instructions. Never take more pain medication than you are allowed. Also, avoid using medication to avoid coming to the dentist.

Are bleeding gums and gingivitis types of emergencies?

Typically, bleeding gums and gingivitis are not in the category of emergency unless you’re experiencing severe pain. However, if you are experiencing these conditions it is a sign that something is wrong and requires a dental evaluation.

The most common cause of bleeding gums is plaque buildup on the teeth, resulting in gum inflammation (gingivitis).

  • You may notice that your gums bleed when you floss or brush. This is a sign that something is wrong.
  • Your flossing or brushing technique may need improvement. We can demonstrate proper techniques.
  • Even though a bleeding gumline is sometimes a little bit painful to brush and floss, it’s better to clean despite the pain. Doing so helps remove the infection and source of the pain.
  • In some cases, bleeding gums can be a sign of a much more progressed periodontal disease or even decayed teeth.
  • Regular six monthly appointments allow dentists to identify areas of gum, which may be at risk and help you to prevent problems before they occur.
  • Floss your teeth each day to maintain gum and teeth health.

How do I treat a swollen face and dental abscess?

When an infection gets so far into the tooth, it can invade inside the pulp of the tooth and cause swelling and intense pain. Contact us as soon as possible. Swelling conditions, particularly of the face, can be quite serious. Here are our tips for addressing these concerns:

  • Try to remove any stuck food using floss or a toothbrush.
  • Take regular pain relief medication according to the instructions.
  • Do not apply pain relief directly onto the gum as it may chemically burn the gum tissue.
  • Apply a cold compress over the swollen area to help reduce the swelling.

Contact Us Today

Our dentists pride themselves on providing the best in pain-relief dental treatment and are some of the area leaders in delivering comfortable, compassionate care. Our team has been here for decades and know how to look after you or any of your family’s needs. Contact us straightaway to get the emergency dental care you need!

* Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

Emergency Dentist Artarmon, Willoughby, Chatswood, Lane Cove, St Leonards NSW | (02) 9412 4232