Do you have a dental emergency?
Here at New England Dental in Armidale, we understand that accidents can happen anywhere, at any time. Therefore, our emergency dentistry service ensures we can help you when you need it most. We are open 7 days and keep a flexible schedule in case of dental emergencies. If you require urgent dental treatment, we do keep emergency time set aside in our day to accommodate your needs. If you have found yourself in a dental emergency please contact us on 02 6771 2283 as soon as possible.
What is a dental emergency?
Should you find yourself in extreme pain, suffered tooth trauma from a sporting accident, or have experienced a sudden change in your mouth or jaw, this possibly constitutes as a dental emergency. Common dental emergencies include:
- Tooth loss due to infection or trauma
- Severe tooth ache
- Severely aching pain in your jaw or gums
- A Broken or cracked tooth
- Severe pain in your gums/jaw
What to do during a dental emergency
If you experience any of the above, first and foremost it is important to remain calm and contact our caring team at New England Dental as soon as possible. For patients who are unsure as to whether their dental issue constitutes as an emergency, please call our team of highly qualified admin staff – they are able to assess your dental distress and determine the urgency of treatment. In the unfortunate case of a knocked out tooth, please follow the below steps after calling us.
Knocked out tooth – timing is critical
- Do not touch the bottom of the tooth where the nerves and pulp are exposed, instead handle the top of the crown.
- Seek immediate dental care – timing is critical and can be the difference between saving your natural tooth and replacing with a prosthetic tooth
- Do not let the tooth dry out. Immediately replant the tooth in the socket and hold tooth in place.
- If unable to replant the tooth, keep it moist by immersing it in milk (not water), sealing it in plastic wrap, or placing it in the owner’s mouth next to the cheek (if the owner is able).
Just like any other emergency, it is vital you seek help as soon as possible. By waiting you could be subjecting yourself to further complications.