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General Dentistry

Dental Emergency

Dental Emergency

Emergency dentist Modbury, Adelaide. During your dental emergency, it is our goal to gently restore your oral health and relieve your pain.

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We understand how dental emergencies can interrupt your schedule and disrupt your sleep. In our Adelaide dental clinic, we have long offered emergency dental treatments because we do not like to see anyone in pain, unable to keep schedules or sleep easy.

If you suspect a dental emergency — in yourself or a loved one — we anticipate your call. A member of our compassionate dental team can talk you through the situation and schedule an emergency dental appointment in Modbury if needed. Our emergency dental clinic is located at Westfield Tea Tree Plaza.

What is a dental emergency?

Dental emergencies come in all sorts of sizes and severity. The most common dental emergencies that we often come across include:

  • Facial swelling

  • Jaw swelling

  • Gum swelling

  • Severe pain

  • Mouth injury

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When to call an emergency dentist?

In some cases, a minor chip or loose restoration may not constitute a dental emergency, especially when you do not have pain. However, we recommend contacting a member of our dental team regardless. Even if it is not a dental emergency, it would be our goal to treat it before the minor issue becomes a painful situation for you.

Of course, full-body trauma means you should go directly to the hospital and contact our dental clinic after you are deemed safe by medical professionals.

Your emergency dental appointment

Your emergency dentist in Modbury wants to ease your pain and treat your emergency as soon as possible. When you arrive, we will assess your situation further and then set to work reducing your pain. Your dentist then begins treatment.

Treatment can be palliative or complete depending on the nature of your dental emergency. A lost filling, for example, may be treated immediately, but root canal therapy may require two or more visits. However, we will make strides to relieve your pain, no matter the recommended treatment plan.

Following your emergency dental treatments appointment, a member of our team or your dentist provides aftercare instructions to help promote any healing.  

Lowering your risks

Regular dental visits for exams and teeth cleans have been shown to lower your risks for cavities, root infections, gum disease and sudden dental emergencies related to decay and infection.

Of course, it is crucial to brush and floss your teeth daily between dental exams and professional cleans as well. We also recommend wearing the proper face gear or mouthguard when playing on a sports team and wearing your nightguard if you have been diagnosed with bruxism (grinding and clenching).

Bruxism can lead to cracks in your teeth and worn enamel, which may mean future tooth fractures, cavities and infections.

For emergency dental care in Modbury, we welcome your call

Don’t let a dental emergency in Adelaide City put your wellness and well-being at risk. We are here to help stop the pain and restore your oral health. Contact our Adelaide dentist now!

We provide a wide range of services to support your dental health and give you a positive dental experience. Our dentists follow strict infection control procedures so patients receive safe care. Whether you need a check-up, teeth cleaning, fillings, or other general dental treatments, our skilled team aims to give you the best possible care. Let us know how we can help you achieve and maintain great dental health! Contact our Adelaide dentist now!

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

What’s classed as a dental emergency?

If you have a toothache or other oral health changes, we understand how upsetting it can be—disrupting your sleep or forcing you to change your plans. Fortunately, we provide emergency dentistry in Modbury, SA.

Common Dental Emergencies

A dental emergency is any oral health condition that causes you pain or threatens your dental and systemic health.

Examples of dental emergencies include:

  • Toothaches
  • Tooth sensitivity
  • Jaw pain
  • Jaw swelling
  • Broken restoration or tooth
  • Tooth or restoration knocked out or knocked loose
  • Soft tissue trauma
  • Object stuck between teeth

You may have an oral health situation that does not fit conveniently under one of the above descriptions. We always encourage your call when you’re unsure. We can help make the safest decision for your oral health.

Importance of Regular Checkups

Additionally, you may be able to lower your risks for some dental emergencies by visiting your dental clinic regularly for checkups and teeth cleans. These measures may make you less likely to develop deep decay, infections, and the resulting dental emergency.

You should also wear a mouthguard if you compete in sports. This can help lower your risks for tooth knocked out, knocked loose, or other sports-related injuries to the mouth.

For Your Dental Emergency in Modbury, We Welcome Your Call

We invite you to contact our dental clinic for more information.

 

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We provide a variety of comprehensive services to fit your needs. See our other services and additional information below.
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