Your emergency is our emergency! Our caring dentists are experienced in all types of dental emergencies and leave room in their daily schedules to accommodate those needing emergency dental care in Parkdale as well as the nearby suburbs of Mordialloc, Mentone, Cheltenham and beyond.
Whether your tooth has been knocked out, a dental crown has come off, or you are suffering from severe toothache, our emergency dentists will do all they can to relieve your pain and make you feel more comfortable.
What constitutes a dental emergency?
If your teeth and gums are causing you pain but you haven’t been involved in any physical trauma then it’s best to visit our emergency dentist in Parkdale. Other situations that require urgent dental assistance include:
A dental abscess
Knocked-out or dislodged tooth
A cracked or broken tooth
A lost filling
A loose crown or veneer
If your mouth is bleeding profusely following an accident or you think you may have broken your jaw, it’s best to go straight to your local hospital for emergency dental care.
When to call our emergency dentist?
If you have been in continual pain for some while, then don’t ignore it. Your body is telling you that something is wrong and that you should seek emergency dental care. It’s unlikely that the discomfort will ease and in some cases, it could make matters worse. Ultimately, treatment could prove more complicated and unfortunately more expensive, so it’s in your best interests to give us a call.
Unfortunately, dental emergencies don’t always occur during working hours. So for out of hours emergency dental care, we ask that you ring our regular phone number which will be diverted to an emergency dentist in Parkdale, Vic who can give you advice over the phone.
Frequently Asked Questions About Emergency Dental Care
What should I do if I knock out a tooth?
Call our emergency dentist in Parkdale as quickly as you can. Time is of the essence when a tooth is knocked out and the faster you respond the better chance of the tooth surviving. Meanwhile, you might want to do the following:
Gently wash or wipe the tooth clean but do not hold it by the root. Try and insert it back into the socket or hold it in your mouth between the cheek and gums as you head to the emergency dentist. Saliva in the mouth will help the root to stay alive. Alternatively, transport the tooth to the dentist in a small container of cold milk to prevent it from drying out. Our emergency dentist will be awaiting your arrival and will do everything in her power to save the tooth and get you out of pain.
How can I prevent the need for emergency dental care?
Always wear a mouthguard when playing contact sports or participating in any activity where your mouth and teeth could suffer damage. Also, brush and floss your teeth daily and visit your Parkdale dentist at least twice a year for a dental check-up and clean.