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Dental Emergencies

Dental Emergency at Peninsula Dental Frankston Victoria

Sometimes an accident is unavoidable.

If you’ve had an accident, you are experiencing unusual tooth ache or pain or you have an infection that’s worsened, you’ll need an emergency dental service which can provide immediate attention.

At Peninsula Dental we provide fast relief with emergency dental care 6 days a week. Whether your on holiday, or you live or work in the Frankston and Mornington Peninsula area, we know that dental problems can arise without warning. We can assure you that our skilled and knowledgable team will be ready to help you with same-day appointments, whatever the emergency.

Visiting a dentist, especially for a problem needing urgent attention, can be a stressful time for many people. We’ll take care to make your experience with us as comfortable and relaxing as possible, whilst dealing with the situation to the highest standards.

We will do everything we can to minimise your pain and get you the attention you need as quickly as possible.

If you need urgent medical attention, do not hesitate to contact us. We offer short notice appointments with staff available to help you straight away. Please call us on 03 8790 0320 or email admin@peninsuladental.com.au

Dental Emergencies and First Aid

Equipped with the right information, you can minimise the impact of dental trauma by following these tips.

Toothache and Pain

If you are suffering from toothache but aren’t sure whether it’s an emergency or not, it’s always better to check and get a professional assessment from our team. This way we may be able to help to prevent your condition from worsening and we can assess whether there are any underlying oral health problems.

For temporary relief, you can try the following:

  • Rinse your mouth thoroughly with warm salt water (a teaspoon of table salt with a glass of water).
  • You can then gently use dental floss to get rid of any food or debris that may be caught between the affected teeth.
  • You can take paracetamol until you get emergency care, or use a cold compress to reduce any swelling.
Knocked Out Tooth

If your tooth has been knocked out try not to panic as you’ll need to act quickly.

  • If you can find the tooth, very carefully pick it up by the crown end and clean it. You may want to gently suck it clean or rinse it briefly for a couple of seconds in milk or water.
  • Do not remove any gum attached to the tooth.
  • Once clean you should aim to replant the tooth in the socket and hold it in place until you can be seen. This should be done as quickly as possible.
  • If you cannot replant the tooth keep it in a cup of milk or in your mouth, or seal it in plastic wrap to protect it and keep it moist.

 

Cut or Bitten Mouth

If you’ve experience trauma to the lips, cheek or tongue you’ll need to reduce bleeding by apply pressure to the affected area. If bleeding persists longer than 15 minutes, you’ll need to go to the emergency room or see an emergency dentist.

To reduce swelling and discomfort, you can apply a cold compresses to the injured area until you receive medical assistance.

Broken Braces

It’s important to see an orthodontist straight away if your brace brackets or wires become broken or damaged. Broken braces may irritate or damage your mouth.

To reduce discomfort you can apply wax, cotton wall or chewing gum over the area. If you have a retainer and it becomes broken or damaged, it’s also advisable to stop wearing it until you can see an orthodontist.