Dental emergencies can be scary, uncomfortable situations that leave you wondering what to do next
Painful teeth or gums
If you have pain in your teeth or jaws please call our office. The sooner we can treat the issue can make your treatment simpler, reduce the time you’re in pain and reduce risk of permanent damage.
Try rinsing your mouth with a warm salt-water mix and brush and floss the area to remove any food debris and if the area is swollen, apply a cold pack. Panadol or Nurofen can be helpful (if no allergy exits) to minimise the pain and phone us on ph. (07) 4771 2244
Gently rinse your mouth out with a warm salt-water mix and if you can find them, keep the broken pieces of tooth.
If your teeth and gums are bleeding, apply pressure with a gauze or cotton wool and call us on ph. (07) 4771 2244 ASAP.
Knocked out tooth
If you can find the tooth keep it and rinse off any debris being careful not to touch the root of the tooth. Keep the tooth in milk and apply a sterile gauze or similar to the area to minimise bleeding.
Call us immediately on ph. (07) 4771 2244 as you have a greater chance of saving the tooth if its reinserted in the first hour.
Like we stated above, if there’s any swelling to your teeth or your gums, apply a cold pack to the area on and off and call us on ph. (07) 4771 2244
Loose or broken orthodontics
Carefully try to re position the wire or bracket comfortably in your mouth and apply some orthodontic wax as a temporary measure.
Phone us on ph. (07) 4771 2244 too book in to see us.
Loose or broken dental prosthetics
Remove the dental prosthetic and rinse out your mouth with a warm salt water mix, and call us immediately on ph. (07) 4771 2244 too come in and see us.
An abscess is an infection that occurs at the root of the teeth or in the space between the tooth and the gum. These infections are quite serious and if left untreated can damage the surrounding teeth, gums and jaw.
Sometimes a small painful spot similar to a pimple can be felt on the gum and you should make an appointment at All About Teeth to get it looked at.
A warm salt-water mix can be helpful to minimise pain and don’t touch the painful area and call us on ph. (07) 4771 2244 to book an immediate appointment.
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