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Contact us as soon as possible and we’ll see you as soon as we can. Out of hours appointments are also available at our sister practice Dentist WA.

(08) 9455 7388

Dental Emergencies in Canning Vale

Whether you chipped your tooth while eating or playing sports or have a nagging toothache, we are here to handle all of your dental emergencies. We have emergency appointments available during our office hours for our established patients. If you have a dental emergency after hours, we can book an appointment for you with Dentist WA, our sister surgery.

If you have a dental emergency, our caring dental professionals are here to help. Contact us on (08) 9455 7388 and we’ll get you in to see us as soon as possible.

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Dental Emergency: What should I do in a dental emergency?

Toothache from Abscess

Persistent throbbing pain that is keeping you awake at night and is not relieved by medication with a pain level 7 and above requires immediate dental treatment. If you have swelling or fever and a prolonged reaction to heat, cold or pressure then please identify the tooth and notify the dentist about your recent medication.

Do not rub the area or apply hot packs use only cold compress to the outside of the cheek. Our emergency dentist advises to obtain relief by rinsing your mouth with tepid salty water and have someone else drive you to the emergency dentist.

Knocked out tooth

Losing a tooth suddenly from a trauma or sporting injury may be able to be saved if you can get to an emergency dentist within 30 minutes. If the tooth is dirty (always consider it is), pick up the tooth holding it by the crown and not the freshly exposed roots. Rinse the tooth in milk and if unavailable use clean tepid water for just a few seconds. Keep the tooth in the milk solution and immediately get to an emergency dentist. Other options are to wrap the tooth in clean material or plastic wrap and in extreme cases the patient may suck it clean and gently place the tooth back into the socket. An emergency dentist should see you immediately as timing is critical for successfully replanting the tooth.

Broken tooth

Patients with a broken or chipped tooth and/or lost fillings with minimal discomfort are advised to see the dentist within a week. Usually intermittent pain which is relieved by medication, a moderate pain level between 5 -6, the patient is able to sleep okay and the sensitivity to heat and/or cold ceases within 30 second means visiting the dentist within a week also. Continually assess your condition and if any of these symptoms increase and the pain level rises above 7 or more then you will need to see the emergency dentist with 24 hours.

Placing a cold compress on the face next to the injured tooth may assist to minimize swelling from a trauma injury. Some broken bits of tooth may be able to be bonded back onto the teeth almost invisibly. Go to the dentist as soon as practicable.

Wedged objects between teeth

Carefully attempt to remove the object with dental floss or floss aids. If unsuccessful, call us for an appointment.

Braces or retainers

All issues with braces and retainers will require the person who inserted the appliances to remedy the issue, usually the Orthodontist. Use soft wax, a cotton ball or tip, first-aid kit gauze or even candle wax to cover the end of a brace wire causing irritation. Go to an emergency dentist open 7 days a week to remove any items embedded in the tongue, cheek or gums. Broken appliance can be temporarily bonded or secured in place by a dentist until you are able to see the Orthodontist. Broken or loose brackets will be relatively okay for a few days and you may need to change chewing habits and food awareness.

Bitten tongue or lip

Apply direct pressure to bleeding area with a clean cloth. If swelling is present, apply cold compress. If bleeding doesn’t stop readily or the bite is severe, go to the emergency dentist or hospital.

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