We do not want you to suffer through a dental emergency or put off treatment, both of which can lead to tooth loss or worsening symptoms.
At Clifton Hill Dental, we work to get you in front of our dentist as soon as possible.
Dental Emergencies Defined
There are all types of dental emergencies—from soft tissue injuries to tooth loss and everything in between. If ever you’re in doubt, we welcome your call.
Common dental emergencies include:
- Broken tooth
- Mouth trauma
- Swelling of the face or jaw
- Extreme tooth sensitivity that does not improve
- Knocked-out (avulsed) tooth
- Broken or lost fillings or restoration
- An object lodged in the gums or stuck between teeth
- Damaged dentures or partial dentures
- Loose or dislodged teeth
While these emergencies are relatively common, the one we see most is probably root infection. A root infection, when left untreated, typically leads to severe pain and requires root canal therapy.
Root canal therapy means your dentist in Clifton Hill gently removes the infected pulp and root of your tooth, closes with a healing agent and temporary filling, and then crowns your tooth during a follow-up visit.
Tooth Knocked Out
If your tooth is knocked out, we recommend handling it carefully, placing it in warm water or milk, and keeping it wet until your arrival. In some cases, your dentist in Clifton Hill can restore your tooth when we treat it quickly.
Your Emergency Appointment
During your emergency dental appointment, we work hard to alleviate your pain as soon as possible. Then your dentist sets to work stabilizing your emergency, saving your smile, and restoring your oral health.
For Emergency Dentistry in Clifton Hill, We Welcome Your Call
If you have a dental emergency, or if you are not sure, we encourage you to reach out to a member of our dental team. We will evaluate your situation over the phone and make the right determination for your care.