“When pain strikes, the last thing a patient wants is to be told about a waiting list.”
At Kilmore Dental, we understand that some things cannot wait. When pain strikes, the last thing a patient wants is to be told about a waiting list. We treat Emergency Dental as an important facet of our routine care, simply because we know how important it is to you.
Providing relief at the first sign of pain cures more than just patient anxiety. Dental pain, even when minor, can indicate a severe underlying problem which can potentially worsen. It is important to contact Kilmore Dental & Specialist Centre as soon as possible for a proper examination in order to limit damage to the teeth, gums, and supporting bone.
Not all dental clinics offer emergency services. When you need to make that urgent call, it’s always good to know an experienced dentist is ready to attend to your needs.
What does emergency dental include?
Common dental emergencies include:
Toothaches – Toothaches are normally caused by damage, decay, infection, or inflamed gums. Depending on the severity of the cause, toothaches can range from very mild to extreme. For quick pain relief, over-the-counter pain medications such as Ibuprofen can provide a temporary solution. Applying a cold ice pack to the area can also help to reduce any swelling.
Toothaches should not be ignored as the can worsen over time if not attended to. Even minor infections can develop into serious gum disease and affect the jawbone.
Chipped or cracked teeth – Chipped or cracked teeth are often the result of a sporting accident, or even through simply biting into a hard piece of food. Some forms of tooth damage do not require immediate care; however if the tooth is sensitive or the surrounding teeth begin to darken, it is important to seek emergency treatment.
Knocked out teeth – Seeking immediate treatment for a missing tooth will provide the best chance of saving the tooth. If this is not possible, there are a number of options Kilmore Dental & Specialist Centre offer to fill in the gap.
If one or more of your teeth have been knocked out, seek treatment immediately.