Emergency Dental
Emergency Dental

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Emergency dental for children and teens

If your child needs emergency dental help, call us on (03) 9663 8644.

By informing us about the incident, we can recommend the best course of action and, if needed, we will see your child as a priority emergency.

If your child needs urgent dental care, we can help

When a dental emergency occurs it’s important to act as quickly as possible to avoid further damage. When it comes to your children, sudden dental damage can be stressful enough, so we’ve made the process easy.

We allocate a number of emergency appointments each day to prioritise this type of care. We know that with all the rough and tumble play, accidents happen, and our dentists have the knowledge and experience to correctly manage dental impact in a way that provides the best possible outcome for your child’s dental future.

We’re conveniently located in the CBD, so wherever you are, you can count on our professionals to tend to your child or teen’s emergency needs.

Contact us during our operating hours in the event of an emergency. One of our dentists is always available after hours for patients who have a record with us.

What to do in a dental emergency

Before you arrive at our clinic, here are some tips to relieve the trauma of certain dental emergencies.

Remove any left over food in the mouth with water, use over-the-counter pain medication. If this doesn’t help, seek dental assistance as soon as possible.

Try to remain as calm as possible, and only handle the tooth from its crown – never its roots. If your child has lost an adult tooth, try to locate the tooth and rinse it in milk if it’s dirty. Replant the tooth back into its socket and and secure it in place with your fingers. Seek dental care immediately. For more information, you can visit the Colgate website.

Veneers are thin fittings over teeth that conceal any dental imperfections. They are either made from porcelain or composite resin, creating smoother lines and a neater smile.

A dental emergency is anything involving the teeth, gums or oral tissues that may be causing discomfort. Dental emergencies can vary in severity but if you think you may be experiencing a dental emergency it is important to see a dentist for an examination in order to alleviate pain, prevent further damage or in some cases, to save a tooth. Some common examples of dental emergencies include:

  • Toothache
  • Knocked out tooth
  • Broken tooth
  • Facial swelling due to dental infection
  • Loss of and /or damage to a filling
  • Broken crown or bridge
  • Wisdom tooth pain
  • Bleeding from gums or gum infection

If you believe you are experiencing any problems with your teeth or gums it is important to have it addressed by a dentist as soon as possible to prevent worsening of the condition.

If you have a dental emergency it is encouraged to visit a dentist as they will have the equipment required to manage the emergency. However, if it is after hours and you are unable to find an available dentist, you can go to the hospital, and they may be able to manage the condition or give advice until you are able to see the dentist the following day.

Our clinic offers an emergency hotline for patients to call which allows them to chat to our dentists after hours in which the dentist can provide advice or organise a time for emergency treatment. We are committed to providing prompt emergency care and ensure there is time set aside every day.

No, there is no fee difference in a regular or an emergency appointment. If there is an emergency after hours, there may be a call out fee. However, this can be avoided by regular dental visits as problems can be foreseen and managed with early intervention or planned for.

If you are experiencing something you think may be a dental emergency, call our clinic today. Even outside of opening hours, we can get you in touch with one of our experienced dentists who can help you manage your dental emergency by either providing advice or treatment based on the case.

Make an appointment with Dentists of East Melbourne today on (03) 9663 8644

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