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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Emergency Dentistry

How can we help you?

Our Mount Waverley, VIC dentists enjoy educating patients about their oral health, and they always take time to answer your questions. If you have questions for our dentists that are not addressed below, or if you would like more information, we invite you to contact our dental clinic. 

Emergency Dentistry

A dental emergency can mean many things, which is why we always encourage your call when you’re unsure.

Common signs of a dental emergency may include:

  • Toothache
  • Jaw pain
  • Swelling
  • Broken tooth
  • Broken restoration
  • Tooth knocked out
  • Ongoing bleeding
  • Soft tissue injury

If you notice oral health changes that fall outside these common signs, we recommend reaching out to a dental team member who can assess your symptoms and make the safest determination for your oral health and comfort. In some cases, a small chip or similar issue can wait a few days if you’re not experiencing pain. In either case, a team member can tell you how to care for the issue until you see the dentist.

Your Mount Waverley dentist treats dental emergencies as soon as possible. The goal is to relieve pain and save your tooth or reverse your emergency.

If you’ve experienced an impact trauma or injury outside of your mouth, however, we encourage you to visit your local emergency department first. Your safety is the top priority.

We Are Here for You

If you have a toothache or other oral health concerns, we are here to help. Reach out to a team member as soon as possible to get started.

Managing a dental emergency depends on the nature of the situation. However, we always want you to contact your emergency dentist in Mount Waverley, VIC at the first sign of an oral health issue. A member of our dental team can provide instructions to keep you safe and comfortable until your emergency dental appointment.

A dental emergency may include:

  • Toothache
  • Jaw pain
  • Jaw swelling
  • Blister on the gum
  • Broken tooth or restoration
  • Loose tooth

If you have pain, swelling, a blister on the gum, or a loose or broken tooth/restoration, the best way to manage that situation is to call our dental clinic to book an emergency exam with our dentist.

If your tooth is knocked out, we recommend picking it up carefully—avoiding the roots—rinsing it off, and keeping it moist in milk, water or saliva until your emergency appointment. In some cases, your dentist may be able to restore the tooth to the gum.

Our approach to emergency dentistry in Mount Waverley, VIC is always to ease your pain as soon as possible and then get to work restoring your oral health.

If you have a dental emergency, you are not alone. Our dental team is here for you.

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