Regular dental check-up and cleaning can help prevent most dental emergencies. However, an unexpected dental emergency can occur such as: a cracked tooth or filling, trauma from a fall, sporting injury or severe pain due to an infection. At Rozelle Dental, we are here to help and will ensure that we do our very best to accommodate you.
If you have a toothache, your tooth may have an infection. Contact our friendly dentists promptly, as early diagnosis can help prevent more costly work like root canal therapy.
Often a toothache may start as mild intermittent discomfort, but can progress to more severe pain which can keep you up at night. Recurring pain is a sign of a problem and should NOT be ignored. It is often a sign of an infection, and if left untreated, can progress to facial swelling and can become life-threatening. It is vital to contact us as soon as possible if you notice any pain or have a toothache.
What should I do if my tooth is knocked out?
If you have experienced dental trauma resulting in a tooth being knocked out; it is IMPERATIVE to contact us IMMEDIATELY. Receiving immediate treatment following an accident or injury can mean the difference between preserving the natural state of your smile, and requiring further extensive treatment.
Time is of utmost importance; the adult tooth should be re-implanted within 20 minutes to give the best possible chance of tooth survival. Sometimes this can be ineffective if the root is damaged or if the tooth is stored incorrectly. It is best to store the tooth in SALINE or MILK. Do NOT rinse with water, as this can affect the cells on the root surface. Handle the tooth by the crown only, not the root. For more resources on dental trauma visit the Australian Dental Association.
If you play sports, getting a custom-fitted mouthguard fitted by your dentist can minimise the chance of any damage resulting in the first place.
If you have a dental emergency or have a toothache, please contact our friendly team to arrange an urgent appointment.