Dental emergencies can happen at any time of day or night. They can also be both agonising and frightening. A calm, professional response can help prevent tooth loss, permanent damage and undue stress.
If you have sudden pain or swelling and require emergency dental treatment, or if you need to speak to an out-of-hours dentist for any reason, you’ve come to the right place. Sleep Dentistry Melbourne have an experienced team on hand 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We’re here for you when you need a dentist right away.
Put yourself in safe hands
At Sleep Dentistry Melbourne, we have an on-call team of general dentists, dental hygienists, dental therapists and specialists equipped and ready to handle all your emergency or unexpected dental needs. Our clinicians are experts at working calmly, professionally and efficiently in emergency situations. We also have the latest dental technology at our disposal, ensuring you’ll always receive the best care possible.
How do I know if I have a dental emergency?
In general, any dental problem that requires immediate treatment in order to stop bleeding, relieve severe pain or save a tooth is considered a dental emergency.
We cater for all kinds of general and specialised emergency dental situations at Sleep Dentistry Melbourne, from teeth that have been knocked out in an accident to a cracked or missing temporary dental crown that needs to be replaced.
Some of the most common dental emergencies include:
- Toothache or jaw ache
- Facial swelling
- Impacted/infected wisdom teeth
- Tooth and gum infections
- Abscessed, bleeding or painful gums
- Sensitivity to hot and/or cold in the mouth
- Denture repairs
- Chipped/broken teeth
- Chipped/broken restorations
- Difficulty opening your mouth, speaking or chewing
How soon should I see a dentist?
If you find yourself with any of the above-mentioned dental emergencies, or if you’re experiencing unexpected or significant pain, swelling or bleeding in the mouth, then contact us right away. Not only can prompt treatment greatly improve the chances of saving a tooth, but it can also help avoid permanent damage and reduce the need for more extensive – and expensive – treatment in the future.
I have a dental emergency – what do I do?
Call us on 1300 255 600 and a member of the team will answer immediately. They will ask you some quick questions to find out more about your emergency and to help determine the treatment you require. They’ll decide whether a general dentist or a specialist is required, and if you should come in immediately or seek alternative medical advice. They’ll also be able to advise you on any pain relief and other coping methods you need to use in the meantime.
In rare situations, a dental emergency is a symptom of a medical emergency. If you’re having problems functioning normally, you’re having difficulty breathing or swallowing, or you’re experiencing significant swelling the jaw area, then please call 000 immediately or visit your local hospital emergency department.