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Dr Nick Malamas

Four Common Dental Emergencies

May 4, 2022
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Posted By: Clifton Hill Dental
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How often do you see accidents in sporting events? Or how about in the workplace? While dental emergencies happen for various reasons, getting help can go a long way for pain relief and fixing your smile!

What Happens During a Dental Emergency?

Depending on the type of emergency and cause, patients can treat their symptoms, but first and foremost, calling for a dentist for advice and emergency availability can help immensely! At Clifton Hill Dental, we provide emergency dental treatment for our patients when they need it most! If you find yourself, a friend or a family member in the middle of a dental emergency, please don't hesitate to arrange the next available appointment with our emergency dentist here in Northcote. Patients can call us on (03) 9482 6263. 

Common Dental Emergencies 

Even if you've never experienced a dental emergency, knowing what constitutes a severe dental situation can expedite the treatment process. Some common dental emergencies include: 

  • Dental trauma: When patients suffer a blow to their mouth, teeth can break or crack. They may also suffer damage below the gum line, gums, or other oral tissues. 
  • A painful tooth: If you're experiencing unrelenting pain in one or several teeth, there is no time to waste when it comes to finding relief and assessment. In addition, infections can cause swelling in the gums, a sure sign that requires assistance from an emergency dentist.
  • Loose adult teeth: Unlike children, adult teeth shouldn't wiggle. Loose, permanent teeth may indicate the presence of periodontal disease (otherwise known as gum disease) and can have negative health implications for the rest of the body. 
  • Broken orthodontics: If you're receiving an orthodontic treatment (like braces) and a component breaks, seeking dental assistance is paramount.

Contact Your Emergency Dentist in Northcote

If you're suffering from a dental emergency, please don't wait. We invite all patients to contact our practice on (03) 9482 6263 or book online.

Disclaimer: The information throughout this site is not intended to be taken as medical advice.
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