Emergency Dentistry in Melbourne
Lifestyle Smiles has been providing emergency dental services to patients in the local Brighton Bayside area for over 30 years. Whether you’re suffering from a missing tooth, severe toothache, bleeding, infection, jaw pain, or swelling – we’ve got you covered!
It is essential to seek immediate dental treatment when a dental emergency occurs. This improves the chance of saving the tooth and preventing infections from occurring or becoming more serious. At Lifestyle Smiles, we are always ready to cater to emergency dental treatment in our facility with short notice.
Why Lifestyle Smiles for your Dental Emergency?
When a dental emergency strikes, you want painless, attentive and professional help FAST! Not only does timely treatment mean a lot less pain for you, it also significantly reduces the possibility of infection, tooth loss and more serious issues arising as a result of delays in treatment.
At Lifestyle Smiles, we will always endeavour to meet with you on the day of a dental emergency to ensure you are kept as comfortable as possible whilst giving you the best chance of a full recovery. We pride ourselves on our proactive, comprehensive approach to dental care, often reducing the risk of potential dental emergencies occurring in future.
Common Dental Emergencies We Treat
Dental emergencies are no fun. Ask anyone who has experienced a broken tooth, infection or abscess and they will often tell you they wouldn’t wish it on their worst enemy. These events can often occur unexpectedly and the pain can be debilitating.
At Lifestyle Smiles, our expert dentists can treat a range of dental emergencies at short notice, meaning less pain and discomfort for you, faster recovery time and a better outcome overall.
Its important to seek immediate attention by a qualified and experienced emergency dentist when an emergency does occur. Dental emergencies can involve any of the following:
Pain around the jaw, leading to the head or neck
Knocked out teeth
Incomplete fillings (can require extraction or root canal therapy if not completed within 3-6 months)
Emergency root canal therapy
Broken orthodontic brackets or wires
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What to Do in a Dental Emergency
During a dental emergency, it’s common to panic straight away. It’s hard not to when something unexpected happens, especially when it involves your teeth! However, panicking can cause poor judgement and lead to further risk or harm.
A better approach is to follow our general safety guidelines, and get in touch with your nearest emergency dentist as soon as an event occurs for emergency dental treatment.
Toothaches & Jaw Pains
It’s important to seek immediate help if you experience mild or extreme pain in either your teeth or jaw area. In the meantime, you can gargle warm salt water which acts like an antibacterial mouthwash, helping to protect against infection and reduce inflammation.
Chipped, Cracked or Broken Tooth
If a tooth is chipped, fractured or cracked, it’s important to seek dental treatment as soon as possible. Delaying the treatment may mean that the tooth can’t be saved anymore, especially if there is also some nerve damage.
Knocked Out Teeth
The first thing to do is try to find the tooth (picking it up by the crown – not the root) and place it in a container of saline water or milk. Do not wash the tooth with tap water as this can damage the tooth further. Contact us for an emergency dental appointment and bring the tooth with you as it may be possible to successfully reattach the tooth if treated within 20 minutes of dislodgement.
Facial Swelling or Infection
Facial swelling and mouth abscesses should be assessed promptly as they can quickly progress to serious, life-threatening infections if left untreated. If you experience these issues, make an emergency dental appointment with us as soon as you can. In the meantime, use a cold-press to relieve the swelling and general over the counter medication to ease any pain.
How We Help You During a Dental Emergency
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Our Emergency Dental Services Process
At Lifestyle Smiles, we understand that dental emergencies can be painful, uncomfortable and frightening. That’s why we try to ensure same day treatment of all emergencies.
However, there will be situations that require more time to resolve and so you may have to return the following day, or we may be fully booked and unable to see you straight away. In these instances, we will do our best to ensure you are as comfortable as possible until we can see you again.
Emergency Dental Costs
The cost to treat a dental emergency can vary depending on the nature, urgency and complexity of the situation. As a general guideline, please see our pricelist for further information.
During an emergency, the dentist will talk you through the recommended treatment plan and all associated costs so that you can make in informed decision concerning the cost of your care, without experiencing any unwanted surprises.
We also provide a range of financing options including payment plans which our staff will be happy to discuss with you.
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Seek Immediate Dental Treatment with Lifestyle Smiles
Lifestyles Smiles are specialists in emergency dentistry having treated our community for over 30 years, so you can trust our Dentists to provide exceptional emergency care when you need it most.
For all dental emergencies, contact our emergency clinic on (03) 9593-1811.
Disclaimer: The material posted is for informational purposes only and is not intended to substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Results vary with each patient. Any dental procedure carries risks and benefits. If you have any specific questions about any dental and/or medical matter, you should consult your dentist, physician or other professional healthcare providers.
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