A quick response to a dental emergency can make the difference between losing and saving a tooth, and having access to emergency dental services plays a crucial role in achieving this. At Randwick Smiles, we understand that dental emergencies make it difficult to make appointments and we prioritise emergency situations at our clinic.
What Is A Dental Emergency?
Knowing how to handle a dental emergency is a useful skill, whether you need to apply the service to yourself or to other people around you.
The definition of a dental emergency is very broad and can encompass a number of different incidents, which all may require immediate dental services. Not all dental events keep business hours and Randwick Smiles is pleased to offer our patients a flexible dental service.
What Is Considered Emergency Dental Services?
If you need assistance managing any of these symptoms, you probably need an emergency dental service:
- Excruciating tooth pain or toothache that starts very suddenly and gets worse quickly
- A trauma to the mouth that results in bleeding
- Cracked, fractured or loose teeth
- A loose implant
- A knocked out tooth
If your experience is unmanageable and you are wondering whether it’s a dental emergency there is no harm in calling our practice to find out. If your symptom is rapidly intensifying or if your pain is increasing, your should seek immediate dental service. Please call us on (02) 8188 4625 if you suspect you have a dental emergency.
Emergency Dental Care in Randwick NSW
Randwick Smiles is available for urgent dental care from Monday through Thursday between 9am and 5pm. We are also open every second Saturday between 8am and 12pm for your convenience. Should you require emergency treatment outside of these hours please get in touch, and our friendly receptionists will make the necessary arrangements.
In the event that you require 24-hour dental service we recommend you contact your closest clinic until your dentist is available to assist you.
How Can Emergency Dental Care Help You?
In case of an emergency, the treatment is geared towards managing the symptoms.
If toothache has sent you to the dentist, some pain relief as well as an investigation into the root cause will be ordered. In these cases it’s highly likely that an abscess or infection is present, and your dentist will take the necessary action to manage it.
A trauma to the mouth
If you’ve experienced trauma to your mouth, your emergency dentist will focus on stopping the bleeding and addressing any damage to your mouth. Any bruising or swelling can be tended to and the necessary restorations can be arranged.
Caring for cracked and fractured teeth
In the case of cracked or fractured teeth, your emergency dentist will want to protect your tooth enamel and repair the damage as soon as possible.
Managing the dental emergency of a knocked out tooth
If you have knocked a tooth out, your dentist will want to try and save it, by replacing it as soon as possible. In the event that one of your teeth is knocked out you do need to act quickly, usually within the hour, and ensure you get professional dental care to return your tooth to its socket.
If one of your teeth is knocked out of the socket, find the tooth and cover it with your saliva, and then place it in a container. If it is dirty do not rinse it with water or try to clean it. Rather rinse it with milk and place it in a covered container and get to your emergency dentist as soon as possible.
Randwick Smiles offers convenient and secure parking in the Royal Randwick Shopping Centre. Contact our practice to speak to an expert about emergency dental services or for your next check up appointment at (02) 8188 4625.