Emergency Care

Emergency Dentist Blacktown

Our team can provide you with the attention you need in case of a dental emergency. If you have a toothache or broken tooth, you need a local dental team that can provide urgent care straightaway. At Blacktown Dental Group we aim to see every dental emergency as quickly as possible, preferably the same day.

Should You Call a Dentist?

If you’re in pain, unable to go to work or can’t eat, you need to seek immediate dental care. Some of the most common types of dental emergencies that we see include:

  • Abscessed teeth
  • Bleeding gums
  • Broken dentures
  • Broken teeth
  • Chipped teeth
  • Crown or filling falling out
  • Knocked-out teeth
  • Swollen gums
  • Throbbing or sharp tooth pain

What to do During a Dental Emergency

When it comes to dental injuries, fast action is crucial. If you’ve broken or knocked out a tooth, locate it immediately and store it in a sealed container with milk or saline. A whole tooth can be gently rinsed (do not scrub the root surface) and put back into the socket in some cases. Seeing us within the hour is vital to have the tooth replanted.

Is there bleeding? Apply a clean gauze or tea bag with firm pressure. The bleeding should dissipate quickly. If you’re unable to control any heavy bleeding, head to the nearest emergency room.

Get Your Tooth Concerns Addressed Promptly

Most dental emergencies can be avoided by having conditions such as tooth decay treated as soon as they’re diagnosed. As a prevention-based team, we aim to carefully screen each patient for concerns while they’re easily managed. By catching any potential problems early, we can address them without waiting. With a delay, you may require costlier, more complex treatment in the future.

Frequently Asked Questions

I’ve had a toothache for a while. Should I come in?

Yes. Toothaches are not normal. They are an indication of a deeper oral health problem. We can investigate it and discover the reason for your toothache. Then, we can provide a solution to help relieve your pain.

What if I have an infection?

If you have an infected tooth, we will make every effort to save it from being extracted. A root canal treatment, for example, can clean out an infection while leaving your tooth in place with no removal necessary. If there are multiple treatment options available to you, we’ll discuss the advantages of each so that you can decide what you’d like to do.

What should I do if I have a broken or chipped tooth?

Even if you don’t experience pain with a chipped or broken tooth, you need to see the dentist straightaway. That’s because the inside parts of the tooth may now be exposed to various forms of bacteria in the mouth. If the tooth isn’t protected, new decay could develop. Your dentist will need to assess the tooth to determine the severity of the problem.

How can I remove an object caught between teeth?

If a food particle or any other small object gets stuck between your teeth, you can attempt to gently remove it using dental floss. Never try to use anything sharp, like a pin or needle around your teeth as it may damage them. If you are unable to remove the object with dental floss, contact our office as soon as possible.

What happens if I lose a tooth filling?

If you lose a filling, call our office as quickly as you can. Until you can see us, you can purchase dental cement at the pharmacy to serve as a temporary filling while you’re waiting to get dental care.

Do you see children for dental emergencies?

Yes. We provide all ages care, even for emergencies. If you think that your child has a dental emergency, contact us and we will direct you in how best to proceed.

I’m not sure if my situation constitutes a dental emergency. What should I do?

In any situation where you’re not sure what to do, the best route is to contact a professional. We’ll be able to tell you if you need to come in or give you the right advice.

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