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What To Do During Various Dental Emergencies

February 26, 2022
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Posted By: Dr Matthew Kinsella Staff
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Have you ever been in a significant accident? Maybe you’ve witnessed someone else in an emergency and attempted to help. People suffer incidents every day, and sadly, this includes our teeth. So, what should you do if you or someone you know ends up in the middle of a dental emergency?

Different Types of Dental Emergencies

People visit the dentist for all sorts of dental problems. Some treatments can wait; others cannot. Some situations that fall under the ‘dental emergency’ category include:

  • Severe toothaches
  • Dental fractures
  • Chipped or cracked teeth
  • Trauma to the teeth, gums or other facial tissues
  • Tooth loss due to trauma
  • Pain in the jaw

These problems can happen for various reasons during sporting events, work-related accidents, driving, or entirely out of the blue.

Emergency Dentistry in West Perth, WA

Whatever the situation, our team at Dr Matthew Kinsella General, Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry is here to help. Patients can reach our practice at (08) 9321 6449 for dental emergencies and advice when they need it most.

Patients have a few options when experiencing a dental emergency, depending on the situation.

  • Patients should seek treatment for chips, cracks and other damage as soon as possible.
  • For lost teeth, patients can locate the tooth and place it in a bag with milk or saline and bring it with them to the dentist.
  • When patients suffer damage to their lips or cheeks, they can rinse their mouth with warm saltwater to avoid infection. In the case of bleeding, use clean bandages and apply pressure.
  • To treat pain in the jaw or from swelling or soreness, cold compresses and anti-inflammatory medication can help (always seek the advice of a doctor before taking any medication).

Contact Our Dental Practice in West Perth, WA

We warmly invite patients to contact our practice in the event of a dental emergency. Our professional staff is here to help alleviate the pain and get your smile and overall oral health back on track!