Emergency Dentist in North Fremantle, Perth
Emergency Dental Appointments in Fremantle
Dental emergency? Are you in pain and in urgent need of dental treatment in Perth?
At our Perth dental clinic, our emergency dentists are available during clinic hours to meet urgent dental needs. Our Perth dentists offer same day appointments for knocked out teeth, dental pain, toothache, broken filings, lost crowns, root canal pain at our North Fremantle dental practice. Dental emergencies can be very painful, so we can also offer out-of-hours emergency dental services because we know dental traumas can arrive any moment.
What are dental emergencies and what should you do in a dental emergency?
Below is a list of dental emergencies. Including instructions on what to do until you can get to your emergency dental appointment, at our North Fremantle dental clinic in Perth.
What are considered Dental Emergencies?
- Severe toothaches
- Chipped or broken teeth
- Knocked-out tooth
- Partially dislodged tooth
- Lost filling
- Lost crown
- Trapped object between teeth
- Broken braces or wires
- Loose brackets and bands
- Gum abscesses and swollen gums
- Soft tissue injuries
What to do in a dental emergency?
Floss your teeth and rinse your mouth with warm water to remove debris. Apply a cold compress to your cheek to help swelling. Don't use painkiller gels near the sore tooth as they can burn the gums and cause further pain. Make an appointment to see one of our dentists as soon as possible.
Chipped / broken teeth
Save any remaining pieces of teeth and rinse thoroughly. Rinse your mouth with warm water and, if necessary, apply gauze to the injured site to stop bleeding. A cold compress applied to your cheek can help swelling and soothe pain. Book an emergency dentist appointment at our Perth dental clinic.
Hold onto the crown (the bottom part of the tooth) and remove very carefully the dirt, if any, from the tooth root. Don't scrub away any remaining tissue fragments. If possible, very gently place the tooth back in the socket and contact your dentist.
Or if that is too difficult, keep it bathed inside your cheek, so your saliva bathes it. In children, keep it in some milk.
Partially dislodged tooth
Apply a cold compress to your cheek to ease pain. Take over-the-counter pain medication if necessary. Make an appointment to see a Superior Smiles dentist as soon as possible.
As a temporary solution, use dental temporary filling material from a chemist or sugar-free chewing gum to bridge the cavity. One of our dentists will replace your filling at your emergency appointment.
Book an emergency dentist appointment with us and bring the crown with you.
Trapped object between teeth
Attempt to gently remove the object with dental floss. If the object can't be taken out, contact our North Fremantle dental clinic right away.
Broken braces or wires
Rinse your mouth with salt water to keep your mouth clean and ease pain. You may be able to push the wire back into place using a soft pencil eraser. Call dental practice if the wire won't move back into place or is broken.
Loose brackets and bands
Loose braces can be temporarily reattached with orthodontic wax before your dentist fixes them. If a band becomes loose, save it and call your dentist to have it reattached.
Gum abscesses and swollen gums
Abscesses are serious infections that form under teeth and spread if left untreated. Book an emergency appointment with one of our dentists immediately if you notice any painful swelling in your mouth. In the meantime, rinse your mouth with salt water to help relieve pain and draw pus to the surface.
Soft tissue injuries to cheeks, gums, tongue or lips
Injuries to the cheeks, gums, tongue and lips often bleed and require immediate dental treatment. In the meantime, ease pain by rinsing your mouth with salt water. To control the bleeding, apply pressure to the site with gauze for 15-20 minutes. You can also hold a hot compress to your cheek for 5-10 minutes.