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Emergency Dentistry

Man with mouth painWhen you’re in pain from a dental emergency, we act quickly to see you as soon as possible. Even if you’re contacting us outside of normal office hours, someone will be available to discuss your needs over the phone. Otherwise, we do everything possible to work you into our schedule the same day. The sooner you contact us, the quicker we can make you comfortable.

Types of Emergency Dental Treatment

We provide a full range of therapies for toothaches and similar dental emergencies. Depending on your needs, we’ll adapt our recommendations to stop the pain, treat the infection and prevent it from recurring.

Some of the most common conditions we see in our office include

  • Tooth pain
  • Chipped teeth
  • Cracked tooth
  • Abscesses
  • Gum infections
  • Broken dental work

What to Expect

Contact our office immediately. We’ll arrange for your arrival and set a room up according to what your needs are. Our first goal is to get you out of pain. We may apply a numbing gel or anaesthetic to the tooth that hurts so that you can calm down and discuss the issue at hand. At that point, we can take steps to get you comfortable until a longer-term solution can be scheduled.

Aside from normal dental injuries, there may be instances where it’s best to proceed to the hospital emergency room, such as a broken jaw or severe facial swelling. For cases related to specific teeth, contact our office directly. Most hospitals are not equipped to address dental-specific issues such as broken or abscessed teeth.

Fractured or knocked-out teeth require immediate attention. The sooner you act, the better chances there are to preserve your tooth. It’s best to get to our office within the hour if possible. In the meantime, store your tooth fragment in a sealed container, completely submerged in milk, contact solution or tap water with a pinch of salt. If the tooth is completely intact, you can gently rinse it off (taking care not to touch the root) and attempt to reinsert it into the socket.

For broken crowns or bridges, store your restoration in a zip-top bag so as not to lose it. If possible, we may be able to recement it into place.

For moderate discomfort that doesn’t require immediate attention, you can rinse with warm saltwater, apply a cold compress and take an anti-inflammatory to reduce swelling. Always take medication as directed.

Keep in mind; tooth pain doesn’t resolve on its own. If you have a tooth that hurts, suspected cavity or abscess, it’s crucial to see a dentist for prompt treatment. When intercepted early, issues such as cavities can be treated while they’re smaller and more affordable to manage.

Protect Your Smile

Wearing a custom sports mouthguard is an excellent strategy for reducing the incidence of dental emergencies. A specially-fitted athletic guard can protect you against smashed lips and cheeks, fractured teeth and even concussions. If you or your child are involved in contact sports.

Need an Emergency Dentist?

For emergency dentistry Gosnells, contact our gentle, family-friendly practice. Same-day care is available to get you out of pain as quickly as possible.

Any invasive or surgical procedure may carry risks. Before moving forward, it is recommended that you seek a second opinion from an appropriately licensed medical professional.

Dental Emergencies Gosnells WA | (08) 9490-8777