Emergency Dentist in Mentone and Bayside Area, Melbourne
If you are experiencing a dental emergency, please contact us right away: (03) 9583 1654
At Rien Dental, we know that some things can not wait. When a dental emergency occurs, we will endeavour to offer you an appointment on the day.
We are committed to offer the best services in emergency dental care to our patients.
Common Dental Care Emergency services may include:
Chipped or broken tooth
Knocked out tooth
Something stuck between teeth
Lost filling or crown
Swelling or dental abscess
Here’s a quick summary of what to do for some common dental problems.
Toothaches: First, thoroughly rinse your mouth with warm water. Use dental floss to remove any lodged food. If your mouth is swollen, apply a cold compress to the outside of your mouth or cheek. Never put aspirin or any other painkiller against the gums near the aching tooth because it may burn the gum tissue. See your dentist as soon as possible.
Knocked-out tooth: Retrieve the tooth, hold it by the crown (the part that is usually exposed in the mouth), and rinse off the tooth root with water if it’s dirty. Do not scrub it or remove any attached tissue fragments. If possible, try to put the tooth back in place. Make sure it’s facing the right way. Never force it into the socket. If it’s not possible to reinsert the tooth in the socket, put the tooth in a small container of milk (or cup of water that contains a pinch of table salt, if milk is not available) or a product containing cell growth medium. In all cases, see your dentist as quickly as possible. Knocked out teeth with the highest chances of being saved are those seen by the dentist and returned to their socket within 1 hour of being knocked out.
Dental Abscess: An abscess is a collection of pus caused by infection or decay. An abscess looks 'pimple-like' at the area of infection. There are three types of dental abscess.
Gingival abscess is caused from trauma (i.e. aggressive tooth brushing or hot food/drinks) with infection occurring on the surface of the gum. This is of no concern as it will subside naturally with care and saline rinses.
Periodontal abscess is caused when bacteria or food is trapped in the pockets between the gum and the teeth at a deeper level. A periodontal abscess is visible on the gum as swelling, redness and extreme pain around the affected area. This is treated by the dentist thoroughly cleaning the area of debris and releasing of trapped infections. Antiseptic products may be recommended for management of this abscess.
Tooth Absess also known as Periapical abscess occurs when the nerve in a tooth is dying or maybe dead from infection/decay. This may present with swelling around affected tooth as well as the face, head and neck. Pain is continuous and can be described as throbbing and sharp - it will likely keep you up at night! The tooth will be tender to chew on, sensitivity to hot and/or cold. In some cases, an ice pack may alleviate some of the pain, but you will need to see a dentist as soon as possible to get you out of pain. Antibiotics may be prescribed if the infection is severe.
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