Emergency Dental

What are Emergency Dental Procedures?

Emergency dental procedures are done when an individual has significant damage or infection to a tooth or a set of teeth. Common dental emergencies include toothaches, chipped or broken teeth, knocked out tooth or teeth, lost filling or crown, broken orthodontics, pus or abscess, and bleeding and pain after extraction.

Emergency dental procedures may help to save teeth where possible, remedy any pain or swelling, and/or repair any damage.

If you have a dental emergency, call 03 9870 6312 as soon as possible.

What Emergency Dental Services Do We Offer?

We offer a number of emergency dental services that include –

  • Tooth removal or extraction
  • Root canal treatment
  • Crown or bridge removal and replacement
  • Orthodontic repair or replacement
  • Trauma resolution
  • Removal of foreign object
  • Emergency cosmetic procedure

Depending on the severity of your dental emergency, we may address it ourselves or refer you for a hospital visit.

What to Do in a Dental Emergency?

A dental emergency can be very sudden and happen when you least expect it. Chipping a tooth when biting into food, knocking it out after running into a door, or agonising over a painful toothache are common occurrences.

What you should do when these happen is to avoid touching the areas directly. If possible, try to rinse your tooth or teeth as well as the affected areas with clean water.

If there is bleeding, try to compress a wet gauze to the area to minimise it. If you see and feel swelling on your face, put cold compress or an ice pack on it.

Our Emergency Services Procedure

We recognise that emergency situations do arise and we reserve special times for patients with emergency needs and will do everything in our power to respond to you as quickly as possible.

All existing patient’s emergencies will have first priority.

If the emergency occurs during our practice hours, please call the office as early as possible in the day.

The practice will try and see genuine emergencies on the same day. Emergencies will be seen on a first-come, first-served basis, so please phone as soon as is possible. DO NOT SEND E-MAILS.

Our reception staff will take some details to ascertain the nature and extent of the emergency. Please be patient and answer the questions to the best of your knowledge. It helps us greatly in arranging a suitable appointment.