We try to set aside time each day specifically for emergency dental appointments. Whether you have a toothache, damaged your tooth, trauma, bleeding, swelling, we will endeavour to get you seen as soon as possible. We will do our very best to ensure we get you out of pain, enough to feel comfortable, whilst providing you with a solution to your problem. If you have a dental emergency and/or dental pain, it is best to contact your dentist as soon as possible as the problem may become worse over time.
Contact us today for a consult so that we can assess your needs.
- I have a toothache, what should I do?
- Why is it important to treat my tooth/gum issue as soon as possible?
- Should I have my tooth taken out if it’s painful?
- I have/my child has knocked his/her whole tooth out, what should I do?
- I have a dental emergency but it is after hours and no one is open, what should I do?
The best thing to do is call your dentist to schedule a prompt dental appointment. Even slight discomfort/niggling pain can escalate quickly so it is always best to see your dentist as soon as you feel something is not quite right. It is hard to diagnose the source of the toothache until you are examined. In most situations, we offer same day appointments for dental emergencies.
Prompt dental treatment, especially in situations causing pain, can often minimise damage to the living tissues and simplify future treatment. Our dentists are skilled in handling emergency situations stemming from:
- sensitive teeth / tooth ache
- cracked teeth or fillings
- facial swellings
- dental or gum abscesses
- wisdom teeth eruption / infection
- trauma from sporting injuries / falls
- gum disease
- jaw pain
- lost crowns, veneers, bridges
At Gisborne Family Dental, we are passionate about saving teeth. We always try and preserve our patient’s own teeth as long as possible because tooth replacement is often uncomfortable, costly and does not function as well as natural teeth.
After a thorough assessment of your teeth, your dentist will advise you on the best treatment option(s), usually with the aid of radiographs. In some situations, the extent of damage to the tooth may mean that there is no other option other than to remove the tooth.
If an extraction is necessary, our dentists are skilled in painless dental treatment, and will take every precaution to make the experience as pleasant as possible.
If it is a baby tooth, do NOT put the tooth back into the mouth. Make sure you have accounted for all the knocked out teeth/pieces so that we know the teeth have not been pushed into the gum. Call your dentist to make an appointment as soon as possible so we can examine the area and determine if any further treatment is needed. It is a good idea to bring the lost tooth/teeth with you to the appointment.
If it is in adult tooth, hold the tooth by the crown (the white part of the tooth) not the root, and rinse off any dirt with cold water for no longer than 10 seconds. Then reimplant the tooth & get the patient to bite onto something to keep it in place until you get to the dentist. The sooner the tooth is repositioned into the mouth, the better the chance that it will survive. Make an appointment to see a dentist immediately.
If you are not confident repositioning the tooth, you can transport the tooth in a clean container with milk or your saliva. Do not store it in water. Make an appointment to see a dentist immediately.
We are open:-
|Monday, Wednesday & Friday||8:30am-6pm|
|Tues & Thursday||8:30am-8pm|
If you need a dentist outside of these hours, the Royal Dental Hospital Melbourne has emergency dentist care available
- Monday – Friday until 9:30pm
- Saturday until 9:30pm
- Sunday 8:45am – 9:30pm
To contact the Royal Dental Hospital Melbourne, call 9341 1000
Outside of these hours, contact your local hospital for advice.