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We Are Now Open For All Dental Services! Contact Us

Emergency Dentist in Caroline Springs

We make it easy to get the care you need. We accept walk-ins and dental emergency appointments to help relieve your tooth pain.

What to Do During Dental Emergencies

Dental emergencies are scary because you do not know what to expect.

A dental emergency is an injury that requires immediate attention. Any damage to the gums or teeth can be potentially serious if not treated quickly. Ignoring a problem will lead to delays in treatment, increasing the risk of permanent damage, infection and other complications.

The best thing to do in the midst of a dental emergency is to get professional help as soon as possible. It will ensure that your problem gets taken care of quickly and properly so that you don’t have any lasting damage done to your mouth or teeth. Read on to find out what to do if you ever find yourself in the middle of a dental emergency.

What's Considered a Dental Emergency?

Here are some of the situations that need professional attention and what you can do to prevent them from getting worse:

Knocked-Out Teeth

Act quickly to prevent further damage. If you can locate your tooth, completely submerge the tooth in milk or contact solution and store it in a sealed container. If the tooth is intact, you can try to place it back into the socket. We suggest seeing one of our dentists as soon as possible.

Chipped Tooth

Store your tooth fragment the same as you would a knocked-out tooth. Bring the fragment to our office within one to two hours. If possible, we will bond the broken piece back to your tooth. Otherwise, you will need a minor restoration to prevent sensitivity and cosmetic concerns.

Abscessed Tooth

Dental abscesses usually present themselves as a small fistula on the gums, which resembles a pimple. The fistula tends to come and go. It may cause a bitter or salty taste inside your mouth. Put a cold compress on the affected area or rinse your mouth with warm salt water.

Take over-the-counter medications to control moderate discomfort, but do not apply them directly to the swollen area. If a dental abscess is found, it will need root canal therapy. Fortunately, we offer cutting-edge laser endodontic therapy for improved efficacy and comfort.

Toothache

If you have severe tooth pain, rinse your mouth with warm water and take over-the-counter pain medication to reduce the pain. Put a cold compress on the cheek around the affected area if it is swollen.

Broken Filling or Crown

Don’t chew on a broken filling or crown. If it’s after hours, use a temporary filling material from the store to prevent sensitivity. Store your crown or filling in a zip-top bag and bring it with you to our practice as soon as possible.

Swelling

Inflammation and redness mean that there’s an active infection inside of your mouth. If you’ve struggled with periodontal disease in the past, you could be experiencing a relapse. When swelling is localised to a specific area, clean those teeth thoroughly and look for any abscesses or drainage. See a dental professional within the next two days. If the swelling is severe enough and spreads into your face, head to the nearest emergency room.

Book An Appointment With Our Team Today

Request an appointment with our amazing team today if you want to get dental work done. We can provide you with the best options for your situation and we’ll fit you in as soon as possible.

Why Choose Magical Smiles For Dental Emergencies

We offer emergency dental care that is available on the same day. Our practice sets aside extra time each day to accommodate last-minute emergencies. If you’re a patient of our practice, our team will do everything possible to see you on the same day. All ages are welcome, and we have flexible financing plans available if needed. 

You no longer have to suffer through your dental problems when our experienced dentists can help you get out of pain quickly and limit the extent of treatment with interceptive emergency care. When possible, our friendly team will arrange to see you immediately. Otherwise, we will discuss how to get you out of pain and what steps should be taken next

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Dental Emergencies FAQs

If you experience extreme tooth pain, you should see a dentist. An infection could be responsible, and early treatment can ensure that your teeth and body remain healthy. To ease a severe toothache, if you can’t see your dentist right away, follow these tips to ease a severe toothache:

  1. Gargle with warm salt water.
  2. Gently floss between the teeth to remove food particles and plaque.
  3. Place a cold compress over the jaw or cheek.
  4. Take an over-the-counter pain reliever like acetaminophen to relieve dental pain.
  5. Also, you can try numbing the gums with toothache home remedies, such as garlic paste or clove oil.

Being prepared and knowing what steps to take can help reduce the severity of your dental emergency:

  • Knocked-out Teeth: Act quickly to prevent further damage. If you can locate your tooth, completely submerge the tooth in milk or contact solution and store it in a sealed container. If the tooth is intact, you can try to place it back into the socket. We suggest seeing one of our dentists as soon as possible.
  • Chipped Tooth: Store your tooth fragment the same as you would a knocked-out tooth. Bring the fragment to our office within one to two hours. If possible, we will bond the broken piece back to your tooth. Otherwise, you will need a minor restoration to prevent sensitivity and cosmetic concerns.
  • Abscessed Tooth: Put a cold compress on the affected area or rinse your mouth with warm salt water. Take over-the-counter medication to control moderate discomfort.
  • Toothache: If you have severe tooth pain, rinse your mouth with warm water and take over-the-counter pain medication to reduce the pain. Wrap an ice pack with a towel and place it on the cheek around the affected area if it is swollen.
  • Broken Filling or Crown: Don’t chew on broken dental fillings or crowns. If it’s after hours, use a temporary filling material from the store to prevent sensitivity. Store your crown or filling in a zip-top bag and bring it with you to our practice as soon as possible.
  • Excessive Bleeding: Apply a clean compress to the area for several minutes until the bleeding subsides.
  • Swelling: When swelling is localised to a specific area, clean those teeth thoroughly and be on the lookout for any abscesses or drainage. See a dental professional within the next two days. If the swelling is severe enough and spreads into your face, head to the nearest emergency room.
  • Gum Infection: Gently floss between the teeth to remove food particles and plaque. If flossing proves effortless, we recommend booking a scale and clean at your earliest convenience.
You must book a dentist appointment if you are experiencing any of the dental emergencies listed above or other dental conditions causing you severe pain, swelling, or irritation.
The cost of an emergency dentist can vary depending on the dentist you visit, how severe or complicated your problem is, and whether it’s an after-hours service. You can expect to pay at least as much for an emergency dental visit as you would for a regular dental appointment. If you go to a dentist who specialises in dental emergencies, the cost may be the same; you will likely be charged extra if you see your dentist outside of their usual hours. Some clinics charge by the treatment needed, while others have flat rates.
Emergency dentists and general dentists both provide dental care to patients in need, whether it is for urgent dental issues or simple routine dental care. But they focus on different kinds of treatments. While emergency dentists are specially trained to handle sudden injuries and dental trauma cases, general dentists deal with more routine conditions. Not all general dentistry offices can address emergencies, and emergency dentists can treat general dental problems, but they are less likely to provide those services.
Not all dental emergencies require urgent treatment. Dental emergencies should be treated immediately, such as a knocked-out tooth, excruciating tooth pain, severe bleeding, painful swelling, extreme tooth sensitivity, and an injured jaw. For any of these urgent dental emergencies outside of business hours, most dentists offer an emergency number. If you can’t reach your dentist, go to the emergency room.

Not every situation requires emergency treatment, and it may not be worth the added cost of an emergency dentist:

  1. A toothache that does not cause swelling and can be easily managed with over-the-counter pain relievers
  2. Chipped or broken teeth that do not cause pain
  3. A minor chip in a tooth
  4. A mild level of tooth sensitivity
  5. Broken dental mouth guards

Your Safety Is Our Top Priority!

We would like to take some time to let you know that we always follow strict universal infection control standards, and patient safety and the safety of our team is our priority.

The risk of exposure to the virus in our dental surgery is extremely low. We are an accredited dental practice and maintain the highest quality of care and standards at all times irrespective of any outbreaks such as Coronavirus.

We sterilise our instruments and disinfect all clinical and reception areas after each patient to prevent any risk of cross-contamination. Our staff are fully trained and certified to do this to the highest standards.

What Specifically Are We Doing at Our Practice to Protect Patients?

Our strict protocol includes our receptionists establishing in advance if patients:

  • Have any symptoms including fever/history of fever and shortness of breath or a cough or a sore throat.
  • They have travelled overseas or interstate in the last 2 weeks.
  • Been in close contact with anyone who has had confirmed Coronavirus (COVID-19) or who has been in a health facility treating them.
  • Visited any exposure sites or high risk area as per Healthy WA

We would like to ask patients who have travelled to high-risk zones and exposure sites within the last 2 weeks to postpone non-urgent general dental treatment, if in doubt please call us on 03 8373 0996.

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