Accidents happen. Dental emergencies are common and at Natural Dentistry we're here to help you in times of need.
Dental emergencies can include toothache, facial swelling, lost or broken fillings, or dental trauma such as fractured or knock-out teeth. If you have experienced a dental emergency its important to get in touch with the team at Natural Dentistry as soon as possible.
Types of Dental Emergencies
One of the most common dental injuries is a lost tooth. If a tooth is knocked out it's important to act quickly. Rinse the tooth with milk to wash off any dirt. To increase its survival time, either immerse the tooth in milk or place it back in your mouth.
If your child has lost a baby tooth, do not place it back in the socket. Doing so can damage the new permanent tooth underneath.
Fractured, Chipped or Broken tooth
Regardless of how damaged the tooth is, you should seek medical advice immediately.
Reposition the tooth using very light finger pressure, and hold in place with a moist tissue or gauze. Try to find any broken or chipped away pieces and rinse them with milk to remove any dirt. If you cannot find the piece of tooth, contact your dentist immediately. Depending on how damaged the tooth is our team may be able to repair it.
If you are suffering from a toothache, take some painkillers such as panadine or nurofen and seek care as soon as possible. Severe dental pain is often associated with an abscessed tooth which may need antibiotics as well. If you experience any pain in your teeth or gums it's important to contact the Natural Dentistry team as soon as possible.
A lost filling can leave sharp edges and lead to cuts on the tongue and cheeks if left untreated. If there is no pain, use blue-tac or wax to smooth the edge over until you can visit your local dentist. If you are experiencing pain, get in touch with our team immediately.
If you are experiencing swelling around your jaw-line or cheeks, you should seek medical advice immediately. Either contact Natural Dentistry or visit the emergency department to get to the root of the swelling as soon as possible.
Soft Tissue Injuries
This includes cuts, tears, and punctures to the tongue, cheeks or lips. Try to clean the wound straight away and visit your local dentist or emergency department as soon as possible. If bleeding persists, place pressure on the wound using gauze.
Dental emergency is common and at Natural Dentistry we ensure we have time set away each day or any unexpected dental emergency. If you are experiencing any discomfort or pain in your mouth, teeth or gums please get in touch with our team to book an appointment.