At Central Dental Elsternwick, our highly experienced and qualified dentists provide treatment for both dental emergencies and urgent dental issues, so as to help you promptly get back to your normal routine. These problems can be present in many forms, such as toothaches, sensitivities, chips or cracks, loose teeth, soft tissue injury, missing or loose dental filling, or tooth knockouts.
Toothaches & Sensitivities
A toothache or a very sensitive tooth can indicate a range of dental problems, and its cause should be identified so that it can be treated (or at least, initially managed). The two common causes are nerve infections and deep cavities.
Chips or Cracks
Chips and cracks in teeth can happen when chewing hard things on teeth that are not strong enough, doing things besides biting and chewing on them, or because of an accident. People who grind or clench their teeth are also more susceptible to chipping or cracking teeth. If you have a tooth that has become chipped or cracked, early intervention is warranted, less further propagation of the crack may lead to loss of the tooth.
Loose or Knocked-Out Teeth
Any facial impact that causes teeth to become loose or fall out requires immediate emergency dental care. If a tooth is loose, it is important to try and keep that tooth in its socket to prevent it from falling out. This can be accomplished by gently biting down on the tooth to hold it in place. If a tooth has been knocked out, it is important when possible, to submerge it in milk or water.
Soft Tissue Injury
The soft tissues of the mouth include the lips, gums, inside of the cheeks, and tongue. When one of these structures has been injured, please call us for instructions as to where to go – this may either be to attend our clinic promptly or to the closest hospital ER.
Missing or Loose Dental Fillings
Sometimes permanent (or temporary) restorations can become loose or fall out. A loose filling or open cavity on a tooth can cause bacteria to leak under it and lead to nerve problems. It may also increase the risks of a crack developing due to the poorer physical strength of the tooth.
We at Central Dental Elsternwick believe in the importance of accessibility and prompt appointments for your dental emergencies. You can reach us out on +61 3 9523 5067.
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Reach out to the best emergency dental clinic in Elsternwick, Melbourne
Regardless of the situation that’s causing you pain and swelling, do not hesitate to contact Central Dental Elsternwick, one of Melbourne’s best emergency dental care providers. You can reach us out on +61 3 9523 5067.