Dental Emergency Warrnambool
When you’re facing a dental emergency, your dentist should be the first person you call.
But what if you encounter a problem during holidays, weekends, or in the middle of the night?
If you’re dealing with a dental problem outside regular office hours, you will likely need to see an emergency dentist.
Knocked-out teeth, or dental avulsion, is a common risk among sports players and athletes, people with active lifestyles or leisure activities, and those with prominent teeth.
Modern precautions such as mouth guards and other safety equipment are helping to reduce the number of cases of knocked out or damaged teeth.
If you participate in active sports or leisure activities, you should always wear proper equipment or protective gear to ensure your safety.
If you have prominent teeth, your dentist may be able to help you reduce the risk of tooth damage through orthodontic treatment.
What You Should Do in Case of Knocked-Out Tooth
The faster a tooth is placed back into the socket, the more likely that it can be saved.
A knocked-out tooth can be saved through quick action and by following these tips:
- Remain calm
- Try to find the tooth
- Once found, gently clean the tooth by rinsing it in milk or in a saline solution. DO NOT SCRUB THE TOOTH (Scrubbing the tooth will damage it and make it harder to save. You should also try to avoid touching the root surface if possible)
- Face the tooth in the right direction before placing it back in. You can also use your other teeth to guide and determine which way the tooth should be facing
- Push the tooth into its socket with a swift and forceful motion until it is all the way in
- If you are unable to replace the tooth, see a dentist right away. To preserve the tooth, keep it in milk, a saline solution, or inside of the mouth along the cheeks. The goal is to keep the living cells of the root alive
- Go to a dentist whether you are able to replace the tooth or not. They will either attempt to replace it for you or secure it to your other teeth so that it may heal
If your tooth has been replaced successfully, you will need to follow-up with your dentist to evaluate the condition of the tooth and determine if further treatment is necessary.
It is common to require root canal treatment for knocked-out teeth that have been replaced.
You may choose to see a Warrnambool emergency dentist for toothaches and oral pain.
Toothaches tend to be worse when you are in a horizontal position, and there is more blood going to your head and the pain receptors of the mouth.
- Hot or cold packs
- Mouth rinse with saltwater
- Tooth drops
- Painkillers (Always consult with a doctor or pharmacist to determine which painkillers are suitable for you. Never take painkillers without first reading warnings and directions)
Dental Emergency in Warrnambool
If you are suffering from tooth pain and wish to see a Warrnambool Dentist as soon as possible, call us and set an appointment now.
Same Day Dental Emergency Appointment Available in Warrnambool
Call us on (03) 5562 4433 or visit us at 454A Raglan Parade in Warrnambool.