If you’re not sure if a dental problem is an emergency, our dentist offer this advice: If it hurts, it’s an emergency. This is because even injuries that seem small or superficial can affect the living tissues inside the teeth. Listed below are common dental emergencies:
Hold the tooth by the crown and rinse the root in water if it’s dirty. Do NOT scrub it or remove any attached tissue fragments. If you can, gently place the tooth back in its socket or store it in a cup of milk and head for All Day Every Day Dental Emergency (with the tooth) immediately and call us on your way: (03) 9853 1811.
Rinse your mouth with warm water to keep the area clean and apply cold compresses on your face to reduce swelling. Go to the All Day Every Day Dental Emergency immediately.
Treat a Bitten Tongue or Lip
Gently clean with a cloth applying cold compresses to reduce swelling. If bleeding is heavy or doesn’t stop after a short time, seek immediate treatment from your All Day Every Day Dental Emergency or emergency room.
A Jaw Injury or Possible Fracture
Seek immediate attention at your All Day Every Day Dental Emergency’s office or the emergency room. Apply cold compresses on the way to reduce swelling.
Loose or Broken Wire from your Braces
Cover the wire end with a small cotton ball, beeswax or a piece of gauze until you can get to the All Day Every Day Dental Emergency. Seek immediate treatment if a wire gets stuck in the cheek, tongue or gum tissue, but don’t try to pull it out yourself.
For urgent dental repair, treatment and for further advice, please contact us on (03) 9853 1811.