FAQ

FAQs

Emergency

I have knocked out tooth – what do I do?

My tooth is aching – what is the best solution?

I have just broken my tooth – what should I do?

 

I have knocked out tooth – what do I do?

If the tooth is dirty, the tooth is to be rinsed in milk holding it by the crown (not roots). If milk is not available use water (few seconds only) or have patient suck it clean, then place the tooth back in the socket. If the tooth cannot be replanted, wrap in Glad Wrap, place it in milk, or in the patient’s mouth inside the cheek, then as time is critical for successful replanting, PLEASE COME AND SEE US within 30 minutes if you can.

My tooth is aching – what is the best solution?

If you are suffering a very persistent toothache it is always a sign that you need to see a dentist as soon as possible. However, in the meantime, rinsing the mouth with water as well as trying to clean out debris from any obvious cavities can obtain temporary relief. Dental floss can be used to remove any food that might be trapped within the cavity (especially between the teeth). A cold compress should be placed to the outside of the cheek if swelling is present (DO NOT HEAT).

I have just broken my tooth – what should I do?

It is best to try to clean debris from the injured area with warm water. If the break was the result of a blow, place a cold compress on the face next to the injured tooth to minimize swelling. Then, try to find all the bits that are missing and bring them to our practice, keeping them moist. It is possible to bond some of the bits back onto the teeth almost invisibly. PLEASE COME AND SEE US as soon as possible.

After hours emergency contact: 0415 764 645

 

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