What should I do if I'm experiencing a dental emergency?
There are several different types of dental emergencies, and all of them need intervention from a dental professional.
Typical dental emergencies include:
- Root infection—toothache, jaw pain and swelling
- Tooth knocked out
- Tooth knocked loose
- Broken restoration or appliance
- Soft tissue injury
If you have a root infection, a root canal treatment is in order. Your emergency dentist in Randwick will work hard to see you as soon as possible.
If your tooth is knocked out, we recommend spraying it off—take care not to overhandle the roots—placing it a cup of milk or saliva and bringing it to your emergency dental appointment.
Of course, if you sustained trauma aside from your tooth, you should go to the hospital first. You can contact your emergency dentist after you’ve been marked safe.
Additionally, if ever you’re unsure whether your situation is a true emergency, we want to hear from you. We can help you decide whether seeing the dentist as soon as possible is the right decision for you.
If you have a dental emergency in Randwick, or if you can’t decide, we welcome your call. It is always better to be safe than wait out an infection or condition that could compromise your oral and physical health.