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Get reliable emergency dental care in Melbourne
With the right daily care, it is possible to maintain great dental health. But sometimes, no matter how diligently you care, you can never really foresee dental emergencies. You could have a dental injury or an accident without warning, and some of these can be excruciatingly painful, and some could even cause tooth loss. It is for times like these that we decided to offer emergency dental care to those who need it in Melbourne.
What constitutes a dental emergency?
Before you go any further, it is important to really understand what constitutes a dental emergency, so that you can reach out to get the medical care you need. We’ve listed some of the most common dental emergencies below:
- Broken / knocked out teeth
- A fractured tooth
- Loss of dental filling
- Loose or broken crowns / braces / retainers
- Swollen or bleeding gums
- Severe pain in the tooth
- Incessant bleeding from the mouth
- Swollen face
- Bitten tongue or lip
- Mouth ulcer that hasn’t healed in 2 weeks
What should be your first steps during a dental emergency?
Call us. If you are experiencing severe dental pain, do not wait. Call us immediately on (03) 9583 4888. Depending upon the type of emergency, our dentist will provide suggestions on what can be done till the time you get to us. This could involve anything from a cold compress for general pain or bleeding, or guidelines on how you can retain a knocked out tooth in the best way possible.
In fact, seeing an emergency dentist in time can make the difference between a saved tooth and a lost tooth.
What can you expect during emergency dental care in Melbourne?
We ensure that all emergency cases receive immediate attention. In case of clashing appointments, we make all efforts to attend to you at the earliest possible. Our emergency dentists are well experienced to take care of any type of dental emergency. Once we identify the cause of your dental emergency, our main focus will be to do all that we can to offer prompt relief from your pain. In cases of knocked out or fractured teeth, we will try our best to save the tooth.
Are there any ways you can avoid a dental emergency?
Unless there is a way to foresee the future, there is no certain way to completely avoid a dental emergency, in case of any unfortunate accident. However, there are things that you can do to prevent it to the best extent possible.
- If you are a regular in sports or other athletic activities, you might want to wear a mouthguard during that time. This way, in case of an injury or a fall, you can protect your teeth from being knocked out or fractured.
- Do not use your teeth for anything other than chewing! There are many patients who have suffered avoidable pain while trying to cut or open non edible objects with their teeth.
- Talking about chewing, it is best to avoid hard foods, as these could crack your teeth.
Why should you trust us during emergencies?
Mentone Smiles has earned a reputation for being a reliable and trusted dentist offering the best quality of dental care. Being a family operated clinic, we believe in making our patients feel like family too, with gentle, yet high quality emergency dental care in our Melbourne clinic. We have a stronger focus on prevention, and are committed to preserve the natural teeth and gum structure as far as possible, and use dental intervention only if absolutely necessary. If you are experiencing a dental emergency and looking to consult with an emergency dentist that you can count on, do not hesitate to reach out to us on (03) 9583 4888.