Emergency Dentist Moss Vale

Life often throws unexpected situations our way, and dental issues are no exception. If you are experiencing tooth pain, the team at Pain-Free Dental Clinic will accommodate patients in case of an emergency. Our dentist will be able to see those patients suffering from acute pain, dental trauma, and other urgent dental issues.

What Is A Dental Emergency?

A dental emergency can occur at any time, and when it does, Pain Free Dental Clinic is here to help you if you are experiencing any of the following issues:

Tooth Infections Causing Swelling

If you are experiencing any form of swelling around your tooth or face, call Pain Free Dental Clinic immediately. Any infection that causes swelling  must be addressed straight away by a dentist. Your issue may be related to an infected tooth, abscess or result of trauma.

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Before And After Dental Treatment

Broken Or Chipped Teeth

Accidents happen and can result in teeth being broken, chipped, and even knocked out. Before anything, stay calm and immediately call for help. If you have broken a tooth or lost a filling, call Pain Free Dental Clinic immediately and, we will try to see you before the end of the day.

If a permanent tooth has been knocked out, there is a good chance that it will survive if it is placed back in the tooth socket, if possible. If not, don’t panic, simply place the tooth in a glass of milk (never use water) and seek medical assistance immediately.

Sports Injuries And Trauma

Prevention is better than cure, and if you play sports such as rugby, Australian Rules football, or martial art, always wear a mouth guard. However, injuries are part of sports and if your tooth is dislodged, call us as soon as you can. To ensure your tooth can be saved,  put it in a glass of milk (don’t use tap water) and quickly seek dental help.

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Young Woman Suffering From Abscessed Tooth

Abscessed Teeth

If you are experiencing pain when you bite or chew and have a bad taste in your mouth, you may have  a tooth abscess. An abscessed tooth will cause significant pain in and around the tooth, gums and jaw that could swell if left untreated. Pain can last anywhere from a few seconds to hours at a time. The longer you leave it, the more chances you have of developing serious issues, which can lead to the extraction of the tooth. Antibiotics may be required when treating abscessed teeth.

Lost Or Broken Dental Crowns Or Veneers

It may not seem like an emergency if you have a lost filling or crown, but it is, as the tooth has lost its support and become weaker and prone to breaks or chipping. Pieces from the crown or veneer could break off, causing more damage to your teeth. If you have lost or broken your dental crown or veneer, put it in a safe place and call for help. The sooner you call, the greater the chances of reattaching the crown without having to make a new one.

A Lost Dental Crown
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Call Pain Free Dental Clinic For All Dental Emergencies

Here at Pain Free Dental Clinic, we offer limited after-hours appointments. If you are experiencing tooth pain, call us immediately on 02 4868 1933 and, we’ll accommodate you.

Frequently Asked Questions

At Pain Free Dental Clinic, we offer prompt emergency dental services in a patient-focused environment. Our team offers urgent care for a wide range of dental issues. With a commitment to patient comfort and the use of advanced dental technology, we not only address immediate dental concerns but also prioritise long-term oral health. Contact us for dental emergencies in Moss Vale.

When you visit our clinic with severe tooth pain, our dentist will first assess your condition to determine the cause of the pain. This may involve a physical examination and possibly X-rays. Depending on the diagnosis, treatment options could include addressing tooth infections or providing immediate care for trauma-related injuries. Our priority is to address your pain and identify the underlying issue to prevent further complications.

Tooth infections that result in swelling are among the most common dental emergencies. These infections can cause significant discomfort and, if left untreated, may lead to more serious health issues. Immediate attention is essential to manage the infection and alleviate pain.

Another common emergency is the occurrence of broken or chipped teeth, often resulting from accidents or biting down on hard objects. These injuries can vary in severity, but it’s important to seek prompt treatment to prevent further damage to the tooth and surrounding tissues. Sports-related dental injuries also constitute a significant portion of dental emergencies. These often involve dislodged or fractured teeth, especially in contact sports.

To avoid common dental emergencies, it’s important to maintain good oral hygiene, wear protective gear like mouthguards during sports and avoid habits that can damage your teeth, such as biting on hard objects. Regular dental check-ups can also help identify and address potential issues before they escalate into emergencies. Remember, prevention is always better than cure when it comes to maintaining your dental health.

Follow-up care after an emergency dental treatment varies depending on the nature of the emergency and the treatment provided. Our dentist will give you specific instructions on how to care for your teeth post-treatment, which may include medication, dietary recommendations and scheduling follow-up appointments for further assessment or treatment.

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