Emergency Dental Treatments
Dental emergencies can happen to anyone at any time, and unfortunately often begin when you least expect them – while working, playing sports or sleeping. We offer evening and weekend bookings to conveniently accommodate patients’ work and school schedules to minimise the impact on your routine.
We treat a wide variety of dental emergencies:
- Broken teeth
- Sport trauma
- Extreme sensitivity
- Knocked-out (avulsed) teeth
- Broken or lost fillings, crowns or bonding
- An object lodged in the gums
- Damaged dentures or partial dentures
- Loose or dislodged teeth
Toothache pain rarely goes away on its own and typically worsens without professional dental treatment. In addition to discomfort, postponing an emergency dental visit can lead to tooth loss and additional risk to your health.
If you are uncertain whether your situation warrants an immediate dental visit, we invite you to telephone our Clifton Hills dental clinic to describe your symptoms. Our helpful and knowledgeable team is available to guide you. When in doubt, it is best to err on the side of caution.
What to Expect at an Emergency Dental Appointment
We will welcome you to the clinic, and our team will gather information about your medical history and dental health before taking you back to our treatment room.
Our Clifton Hill dentists will first identify the cause of your emergency and then stabilise your condition. Dental x-rays, an exam and a history of your symptoms will help our dentists determine the proper course of treatment. As with all of the personalised dental care we provide, we will present all of your options and help you make a choice in which you feel confident.
Root Canal Therapy to Save Teeth
Often, toothache and swelling indicate an infection within the canals of the teeth near the nerve, which is why the symptoms are so painful. Many people associate root canals with pain, but it is actually the symptoms, not the treatment, that cause discomfort.
Root canal therapy is designed to relieve pain and save the tooth from extraction. Modern instruments and techniques make root canals more efficient and less painful than ever. In most cases following a root canal procedure, some residual sensitivity will linger for a few days but will resolve quickly as the body takes over the healing process.
How to Avoid Dental Emergencies
The best way to avoid dental emergencies is to follow the standard dental protocol that includes regular teeth brushing and flossing at home, routine check-ups and cleans and protective mouthguards for sports or for teeth grinding to prevent damage to teeth, tissue and bone.
You Are Welcome to Contact Clifton Hill Dental
If you have a dental emergency after hours, you can call our dental clinic where you will find instructions on 24-hour treatment at a facility near our dental practice.