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Emergency Dentistry in Burwood

Are you in pain or experiencing a dental emergency? At Me Dental Care Burwood we provide same-day care and have an after-hours number to reach us when you require immediate attention. Walk-ins are also welcome, even if you’re a new patient to our practice.

Common Dental Emergencies We See

Woman with mouth pain Cavities and Toothaches

Cavities cause permanent damage to teeth, even when they aren’t visible. Left untreated, they can spread into the nerve and cause teeth to abscess. Most areas of tooth decay are due to diet and inadequate brushing and flossing. If your tooth hurts or is hypersensitive, please let us know as soon as possible.

Cracked, Chipped or Knocked-Out Tooth

Teeth are one of the strongest structures in our body. However, that does not mean they cannot break. Common causes of cracked or chipped teeth can be due to biting down on hard things like ice or nuts, suffering a traumatic injury during contact sports, a motor vehicle accident, or even grinding your teeth at night.

Abscessed Tooth

Abscessed teeth can be due to trauma, untreated decay or cracked teeth. Sometimes they are extremely painful, with visible swelling. They can also be completely asymptomatic. Left untreated, a severe infection like abscessed teeth may spread to other areas, including your jaws, face or brain, and could develop into a life-threatening condition called sepsis.

A root canal is typically the best solution for receiving tooth pain from an abscess. However, if your tooth is past the point of restoration, an emergency dental extraction will be required.

We’re Here for You

Our dentists provide emergency dental services to assist you if you experience a dental emergency. You can call our emergency hotline after hours. We can answer your questions and provide guidance for your emergency, as well as book an appointment as quickly as possible.

Frequently Asked Questions

Should I visit your practice or the emergency room for a dental emergency?

If you are experiencing extreme bleeding or swelling and pain, we recommend visiting the emergency room to make sure you don’t need immediate medical attention–it’s always better to be safe than sorry. For patients who need attention regarding broken teeth, root canals and pain, please contact us for a visit.

What happens if I have an after-hours emergency?

When you call our office, leave a message. It will get pushed through to one of our staff who is monitoring the line. From there, one of us will be in touch as soon as possible. We’ll walk you through what to do or which medicine to take until you can get to our office the next business day.

What are the most common emergencies you treat?

Emergency tooth extractions and root canal treatments are the most common urgent scenarios we see in our practice. Fortunately, the majority of dental emergencies can be avoided through routine preventative care and treating cavities as early as possible.

Are you open on Saturdays for emergency appointments?

Yes! We are open on Saturdays for emergency visits and new patient visits or regular appointments. Simply give us a call for availability.

What should I do if I knock out a tooth?

Call our office immediately. The sooner you seek out care, the more likely it’s possible to reimplant your tooth. The key is to keep your tooth moist by storing it in a container, completely submerged in milk. Do not use tap water if possible but if you do, add a pinch of salt. There are also over-the-counter “tooth saver” kits made for storing knocked-out teeth.

Is there anything I can do at home to alleviate a toothache?

You can rinse your mouth with warm saltwater and apply sensitive toothpaste to the affected area. You also can take an over-the-counter pain reliever — always consult your healthcare provider before taking meditation.

What do I do if I have a toothache?

If you’re experiencing a tooth ache it can feel like a throbbing, full ache. If it’s just a minor-mild pain, contact us so we can schedule in a regular checkup appointment. We will then assess your teeth and gums and take X-rays if required. You may wish to have over-the-counter pain relief while you wait to see us.

If the toothache is very painful and feels sharp or more severe, call us right away as it could be serious. We will schedule you in as soon as possible. We recommended you may wish to take pain relief according to the instructions. Please ensure you let us know what you have taken when.

Same-Day Appointments Available

Contact us straightaway for same-day emergency care.

Any invasive or surgical procedure may carry risks. Before moving forward, it is recommended that you seek a second opinion from an appropriately licensed medical professional.

Emergency Dentistry Burwood VIC | (03) 7032 3968