For all emergency dentistry needs in and around Perth, call Duncraig Village Dental. Our professional and experienced dentists deal with all sorts of dental emergencies, including cracked or broken teeth, teeth extractions, emergency wisdom teeth removal and other oral emergencies.
Any dental emergency should not be ignored. Ignoring Injuries to teeth, gums or mouth can drastically increase the risk of permanent damage or more severe treatment in the future.
If you suffer a dental injury or have need for emergency dental attention, call Duncraig Village Dental during office hours on (08) 9246 9911, and we will do our best to book you in ASAP, to help ease your discomfort.
After hours – contact LifeCare Dental on (03) 9221 2777
Handling Dental Emergencies
A cracked or broken tooth
- Rinse your mouth with warm salty water to clean the area
- Keep area as clean as possible with gentle tooth brushing and flossing
- For pain, toothache drops may help temporarily
Most importantly, call Duncraig Village Dental as soon as possible.
Badly bitten lip or tongue
Clean the area gently with a cloth and apply cold compresses to reduce any swelling. If bleeding doesn’t stop, go to hospital emergency room immediately.
Objects caught between teeth
Never use a sharp object to attempt to remove any objects. Try gentle flossing to dislodge the objects, and if this doesn’t work, call Duncraig Village Dental.
A knocked out tooth
Our emergency dentists are often able to successfully replant a knocked out tooth if you act quickly and calmly follow these instructions:
- Handle the tooth carefully, touching only the crown (chewing surface) to minimalize injury to the root
- Clean tooth with plain water, no chemicals, and don’t dry tooth
- Reposition tooth in socket – the sooner the tooth is replaced, the more likely it will survive. Place the tooth back in the socket where it’s been knocked out, pushing it in gently, or holding it with fingers or by carefully closing bite.
- Keep the tooth moist at all times – don’t allow tooth to dry outside mouth. If tooth can’t be placed back in socket, store it in milk or in your mouth (next to cheek).
- Call your local dentist or orthodontist ASAP – take your tooth in to a dental professional as soon as possible, preferably within half an hour.
- Gently rinse mouth with warm salty water
- Carefully floss to ensure no debris is stuck between teeth
- Do not put asprin or painkiller against the tooth or gums, as it may burn gum tissue
- If pain persist, proprietary toothache drops can help, but best to contact Duncraig Village Dental as soon as possible to book an appointment.