During an emergency, the priority is to stop the pain and stabilize your condition. We will start by administering the appropriate pain medication. If there is trauma or bleeding, we stabilize the area.
We provide a comprehensive exam of your current condition, followed by an explanation of your treatment options. We can either complete the treatment that day or book you for a future appointment to correct the problem.
We treat minor to severe emergency cases, such as:
- Injuries from sporting activities
- Chipped, broken, or knocked-out teeth
- Lost dental crowns/fillings
- Broken dentures
- Dry socket problems or dressing changes
- Tooth extraction
- Acute pain, infection, or trauma of the teeth
Our procedures are comprehensive and treat a range of dental emergencies. Rest assured, we will save your teeth whilst addressing the root of the problem!
What To Do In A Dental Emergency
Here are three of the most common dental emergencies and what to do in these situations. We hope this list can provide you with some information and assistance until you can reach a dentist.
- Rinse your mouth with warm water to remove any food particles or debris that might be stuck. If this doesn’t work, use floss to dislodge anything stuck between teeth or in cavities.
- You may use a cold (NOT hot) compress to reduce swelling if it is present.
- If you are in pain, take oral pain relief and see a dentist as soon as possible.
Broken or Knocked-Out Tooth
- Clean tooth fragments and debris from the mouth with warm water.
- Keep tooth fragments in a small container filled with milk. If milk is unavailable, use water or the patient’s saliva. Make sure the tooth/tooth fragments are moist at all times until you reach the dentist.
- Use a cold compress on the outside of your cheek if the injury is a result of trauma. Control bleeding using a towel or gauze.
- See a dentist as soon as possible.
Oral Trauma or Cuts to Mouth Tissue
- Apply pressure with clean gauze or towel to control bleeding. Maintain pressure for 10 minutes or more.
- Control swelling by using a cold compress. If you have uncontrollable bleeding, contact a medical professional right away.
Dental emergencies are no joke. If you need an emergency dentist in Wollongong, don’t hesitate to call now. We also have experienced dentists in Fairy Meadow.
This page aims to provide information on dental emergencies and trauma until you can seek medical treatment. The information on this page is not a substitute for professional advice or treatment. If you have a severe dental emergency, contact a hospital or your dentist immediately.