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Emergency Dentistry

Emergency Dentistry in Melbourne Brighton

Lifestyle Smiles has been supporting the local community of Brighton, Elwood, Elsternwick, Hampton, Moorabbin and the surrounding area for over 30 years, especially when it comes to emergency dentistry. Dental emergencies include accidents involving your teeth, toothache, bleeding, infections, jaw pain, and swelling.

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. We, at Lifestyle Smiles, are always ready to cater to emergency dental treatment in our facility with short notice. 

Common Dental Emergencies Include:

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Toothache or pain around the jaw area
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Pain which may refer to the head and neck region
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Tooth has been knocked out
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Chipped, cracked or broken tooth
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Facial swelling or infection
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Infected or impacted wisdom teeth
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Broken or lost dentures
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Fillings that if not completed in 3-6 months will require extraction or root canal therapy
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Emergency Root Canal Therapy
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Orthodontic – Bracket replacement and broken wire
Marketa V.

Big thank you to Dr Warren Antonoff and his wonderful support staff. Not only is Dr.Antonoff an excellent and skilful dentist, but he is also a kind and patient man. Highly recommended!

Marketa V.

What to Do During a Dental Emergency?

 

You will naturally feel the urge to panic during a dental emergency. When in pain, it increases the chance of you making mistakes or poor decisions. So, we have listed a brief guide to dental emergencies to ensure that you have all the information that you need to make the right decisions in a dental emergency.

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Toothache or Pain in the Jaw Area

Whenever you feel the pain coming from the teeth, it is a sign that there is some oral health complication going on. Any form of tooth pain, either mild or extreme, contact us immediately.

See if you can identify the source of pain. Check if there are any food particles trapped from around the tooth or gums by flossing. Occasionally, food particles can make an already sore tooth even more painful by pressing against the affected area.

Gargle with warm salted water. It is a common misconception that toothaches are temporary and that it will go away with time. Still, all tooth pain are indications of oral health complications that will only get worse with time if left untreated.

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Teeth That Have Been Knocked Out

The most common dental emergencies that we deal with at our clinic are knocked out teeth which are sports-related injuries, but there are numerous possible reasons that it can happen. If this happens, remain calm, find the tooth, pick it up by the crown (not the root), and place it in a clean container with saline water or milk. Remember not to wash it with tap water and immediately contact our clinic for an emergency appointment. Generally, if the tooth was put back within 20 minutes of the accident by the dentist, then there is a good chance that it can be successfully reattached.
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Chipped, Cracked or Broken Tooth

If a tooth was chipped, fractured or cracked, seek dental treatment as soon as possible. Delaying the treatment may mean that the tooth can’t be saved anymore, more so if the nerve was also damaged.
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Facial Swelling or Infection

Control pain with over-the-counter medication and use a cold compress to help control swelling. Seek prompt dental treatment. Remember, an abscess will not heal by itself, and antibiotics will not fix the problem, worse, it may progress to a life-threatening infection.

How We Help You at an Emergency

 

Minimise the pain

Reduce the swelling with abscess drainage
Stop the bleeding if applicable
Investigation and diagnose
Implement treatment

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Seek Immediate Dental Treatment!

 
If you experience any dental emergency, call Lifestyle Smiles straight away so we can provide an emergency dental treatment for you. Remember, “time is of the essence” in treating dental emergencies.

Don’t forget to save our clinic hotline (03) 9593-1811 on your mobile phone so it will be easily accessible whenever you have a dental emergency. We at Lifestyle Smiles are here for you when you need us most.

Kels B.

Beautiful, clean and modern practice! Huge thank you to Liv the practice manager for arranging an appointment for me on the same day I called up with a toothache!! Maddy and Tammy were very welcoming and friendly. Highly recommend the dentist Warren, he was seriously the best! Didn’t even feel like I was at the dentist 🙌🏼

Kels B.

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