Emergency Dentistry in Melbourne's CBD
We understand that dental emergencies can be frightening and painful. Fortunately, if you have a dental emergency that requires urgent treatment, our Melbourne CBD dentists are here for you.
Dimos Dental & Facial Aesthetics offers same-day emergency dental appointments for both new and existing patients who are experiencing pain or other oral health conditions that require immediate attention from an emergency dentist.
What Is a Dental Emergency?
A dental emergency can mean anything from a toothache to a broken restoration. And your dentist in Melbourne defines a dental emergency as anything that threatens your oral health or causes you pain.
Examples of dental emergencies may include:
- Jaw pain
- Jaw swelling
- Broken tooth or restoration
- Broken tooth replacement
- Tooth knocked out
- Blister on the gum
- Soft tissue injury
If your tooth has been knocked out, rinse it with milk or saline, avoid touching the roots, and place it in saliva or milk until your emergency dental appointment in Melbourne. Your dentist may be able to reseat the tooth in your jaw. You can also bite down on a clean, damp cloth to control any bleeding.
Of course, if you have suffered bodily injury, we strongly encourage you to go to hospital or an emergency centre. You can contact our dental clinic after you have been assessed and cleared by medical personnel.
If ever you’re unsure whether your situation is a dental emergency, we welcome your call.
Your Emergency Dental Appointment at our Melbourne Office
When you have a dental emergency, our focus is on relieving your pain and stabilising your oral health. In some cases, we complete treatment on the same day. Other times, depending on the nature of your emergency, we make sure you’re feeling better and schedule treatment on a timeline that restores your oral health.
During your emergency dental appointment, we will make sure you’re relaxed and comfortable under our care.
Preventing Dental Emergencies
While you can’t always prevent accidents, there are some things you can do to lower your risks, including:
- Visit your dentist in Melbourne regularly for x-rays, exams and teeth cleanings.
- Brush and floss at least twice daily.
- Wear a mouthguard if you play contact sports.
- Wear a nightguard if you grind and clench your teeth (bruxism).
- Never use your teeth as a tool—opening a bottle or crushing ice, for example.
Dental exams—including x-rays—spot problem areas on your teeth and gums before they turn into dental emergencies. Teeth cleanings clear away the bacteria that can lead to a dental emergency through decay or a root infection that requires root canal treatment.
Brushing and flossing complement dental care and keep your teeth healthy between dental visits
Oral appliances, when used as directed, can also lower your risks for dental emergencies.
For Dental Emergencies, We Welcome Your Call
If you have a dental emergency, we recommend never self-treating or self-diagnosing. Doing so can cost you a tooth or even compromise your overall wellness.
The team at Dimos Dental & Facial Aesthetics is here for you, providing emergency dental care in Melbourne for new and existing patients. You can contact our Melbourne office by clicking here.