The best way to manage a dental emergency is to get in touch with an emergency dentist in your area. While we do operate our office six days a week, we realise that dental emergencies do happen and some incidents just can’t wait till normal office hours resume to be addressed.
WHAT KINDS OF INCIDENTS CAN BE TREATED BY AN EMERGENCY DENTIST?
Read below some potential reasons you might need to call on your emergency dentist in Randwick or Sans Souci
TEETH THAT HAVE BEEN KNOCKED OUT, ACCIDENTS AND TRAUMA TO THE MOUTH AND SPORTS INJURIES
This is one of the most common causes for dental emergency and it does require immediate action. If this does happen to you or another adult, find the tooth that was knocked out being careful to touch it on the crown. Do not touch the roots as they are very sensitive.
Gently rinse the tooth with milk or saline solution to remove any visible particles. Turn the tooth the correct way and then try to push it back into position. There is a chance that the roots could re-attach, and it is always worth giving it a try.
If it isn’t possible to reinsert the tooth, place it in a clean container and get to your emergency dentist as soon as you can. This process should not be attempted with milk teeth; rather store the tooth in a clean container and visit your dentist as soon as possible.
Teeth that have been knocked out, and chipped, cracked or fractured teeth should be tended to by a dentist immediately.
Abscesses are the result of infections at the root of your tooth, or between your teeth.
Complications that may arise as a result of dental surgery may also require urgent attention. Your dentist will brief you on possible side effects before your surgery, so be sure to observe your recovery against his recommended timelines.
Remember to wear a mouth guard if you play sports in order to avoid oral injuries. Also remember that your mouth is intended for chewing food and not hard objects, or to open bottles or cans.
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