Same Day Emergencies
You can’t plan when an emergency will occur. These situations happen when you least expect it and don’t happen at a convenient hour. We understand that you could have a dental emergency at any time, so we offer same day emergency appointments. Our team will be available anytime you need us to help solve and treat any dental issues.
What are Dental Emergencies?
Here are some emergency issues that our dentists treat.
- Dental Trauma / Injuries – This could be due to an accident such as fall.
- Swelling of the Face
- Chipped Teeth
- Broken Teeth
- Knocked Out Teeth
- Inflamed Gums
- Broken Crowns / Bridges
- Broken Dentures
- Bitten Lip / Tongue
What to Do in a Dental Emergency
The main thing to do in a situation like this is not panic. Panicking will stop you thinking clearly and if someone else is injured or in pain it may make them panic to. Remember that Painfree Dentistry has on-call emergency staff that are available 24 hours, 7 days a week. For whatever reason, you cannot get in touch with a dentist then depending on the severity go to the emergency room or call an ambulance.
There are things you can do to help yourself in an emergency while waiting for treatment. Here are some common issues and how to deal with them.
Toothache – Toothache can become very severe. We understand how painful it can be. It can be caused by many things and can be fixed by visiting the dentist. You can use over the counter painkillers as a temporary fix. This will relieve the symptoms, just make sure they are anti-inflammatory.
Chipped Teeth – You need to see a dentist as soon as possible if you have a chipped tooth. It may not seem serious if you have no pain but a chipped tooth can become infected. If left a chipped tooth can also suffer permanent damage and will discolour over time. So, if this happens get to the dentist and avoid cold food and drink.
Loss of a Filling – You can lose a filling if the tooth it has filled is broken or decayed. You need to see a dentist asap as a missing filling can cause toothache. If this happens to you, you should try to eat on the side that is not affected. You should also avoid cold food and drink. This can help prevent symptoms getting worse. You can also take pain relief if toothache does develop.
Knocked Out Teeth – If you knock out a tooth, you need to call the dentist right away! While waiting for your emergency appointment, apply ice to the injury site and put the tooth in some milk. Bring a container of milk with the tooth inside to your emergency appointment.
Lowering the Risk of an Emergency
Emergencies are unexpected and cannot be prevented. However, there are a few steps you can take to lower the risk.
One of the best ways to prevent a dental emergency is to keep up with your dental visits. Regular check-ups and cleaning can help diagnose dental issues. This way you can be treated quickly before the issue gets any worse and turns into an emergency. Preventing issues will save you experiencing an emergency, will save you cash and save you from having an unnecessary painful experience.
At Painfree Dentistry we can offer:
- Dental care 24/7
- Same day treatment
- Compassionate and friendly staff that here to help
- Peace of mind that dentist treatment is available
- High quality care