Are you experiencing a huge pain in your teeth that’s become worse and no end in sight? Perhaps you had a sudden, traumatic injury which damaged one or more teeth?
These situations can be frightening, but relief isn’t far away when you rely on Odin House Dental Surgery for quality emergency care. We usually can fit you in the same day of your call.
These are some of the more common symptoms that we see in our practice:
• Gum tissue injury
• Chipped or broken tooth
• Knocked out tooth
• Loose tooth
• Severe toothache
• Damaged or loss of dental crown
• Hot or cold sensitivity – may be a sign of something wrong within the tooth.
If you have any of these dental emergencies contact our office right away. Our dentists have the training and experience needed to provide effective treatment for a wide variety of urgent situations, and our team will be sure to accommodate you at the earliest opportunity.
If you’re experiencing a bad toothache:
If you’re still in pain, ring our office for advice and to make an appointment. We do not advise you to use asprin, nurofen or heat on the gum or affected tooth. Sometimes a cold pack on your cheek can help temporarily.
This is a very common occurrence, especially in young adults. If you notice any of the following symptoms you may need to have your wisdom teeth extracted:
At Odin House Dental Surgery, we regularly see partially-erupted wisdom teeth, so we have lots of experience treating these cases. Ring us and we’ll help you get back to a healthy and pain-free mouth.
Time is of the essence when it comes to fixing a broken or chipped tooth.
If you had a filling fall out or a crown came off, it’s important to come see us right away.
Crowns and fillings protect delicate parts of your teeth and gums from infection and decay. If you delay replacing these, you could end up with longer-term issues such as tooth loss, bacterial infection in your gums, or plaque eating what’s left of your tooth.
Put the crown in a safe place and give us a ring to set up your emergency appointment. We’ll have a thorough look to see what’s going on, clean up your tooth and reapply the crown. If the filling came out, we’ll clean out the tooth and refill, assuming there’s no underlying issues that need to be dealt with.
If you lose a filling or a crown, it’s okay – it happens. Put it in a safe place and give us a call. We’ll gladly evaluate your mouth to ensure no further injuries or infections have occurred as a result of your injury, and help you replace the filling or crown in a timely manner.
If you knocked out a tooth because you tripped while running up the stairs to the office, or while playing a game of Aussie rules football, follow these steps as soon as possible:
Time is a critical factor in saving the tooth. Please call us ASAP.
Injury to the soft tissues can be caused by such things as:
Should you have damaged the soft tissues around your teeth, give us a ring and we’ll help ensure your injuries remain free from infection so that they can completely heal.
If you are experiencing a dental emergency, please call us immediately, or contact emergency services if you require hospitalisation. Our reception staff are highly experienced and can walk you through what to do to provide some temporary relief or to prevent further distress until you can make it in to our practice.
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risk. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner. This offer may change without notice.