What should I do in an event of a dental emergency?
Please call the practice on 9569 8877.
Our sugery is attended during working hours. If unattended, please leave a message or email and we will endevour to get back to you as soon as possible.
We may be able to offer emergency appointments at short notice for
- a broken tooth
- tooth ache
- jaw and gum pain
For after hours emergencies try Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne 9341 1000
or 24/7 Dental, 73 Keys Rd, Moorabbin, 9044 0777.
or All Day Everyday Dental Emergency, 117 Barkers Rd Kew, 9853 1855.
What should I do to have a toothache?
If you are suffering from a painful toothache, something is wrong that requires attention. Contact us immediately to organize an appointment as quickly and conveniently as possible for you. Painkillers such as Ibuprofen or Paracetamol are recommended; do not exceed the maximum dose.
What should I do if I have a swelling?
Swellings are caused by an infection. Contact us immediately to be assessed and receive appropriate treatment.
What should I do if I have broken my tooth?
Broken teeth can usually be restored so there is no need to panic. If the tooth is painful, avoid hot or cold drinks and avoid eating or biting on that side i.e. relieve the tooth from extremes of temperature and pressure. Painkillers such as Ibuprofen or Paracetamol may help.
What if I have lost a crown?
Keep your crown safe so it can be re-attached as soon as possible to avoid damage or the need for root canal treatment. Contact us immediately.
What if I have knocked a tooth out?
- The tooth needs to be placed into its socket immediately.
- Try not to handle the tooth root to protect the fibres around the root surface.
- If possible, place the tooth back into the socket and splint in place with aluminium foil.
- DO NOT place the tooth in water.
- DO place the tooth in cold milk or on one side of your mouth between your teeth and cheeks
- Contact us immediately
What if I have broken my denture?
Broken dentures can usually be repaired relatively easily. Please resist the temptation to glue them together your self as this often makes a repair very difficult. Contact us to organise the repair.