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Emergency Dentistry at Shenton Park Family Dental

If you’re in pain and need dental care straightaway, you’ve come to the right place. Our emergency dentistry services aim to alleviate your discomfort as quickly as possible, often on the same day.

What Is a Dental Emergency?

Man with mouth painMost emergencies that we see fall into one of three categories:

  • Health
  • Function
  • Aesthetics

Whether you’re unable to eat or chipped a front tooth (making it too embarrassing to go out in public) you need an emergency dentist who can see you the same day when possible.

Some of the most common emergencies involve sharp or broken teeth, gum swelling, pain and hypersensitivity. They also frequently include soft tissue lesions such as ulcers under a denture, bitten lip or other traumatic injuries.

Same-Day Treatment

Is it possible to receive treatment on the day? Typically, yes, unless you want to wait to see a specific dentist. Otherwise, we can accommodate you as soon as possible. If it’s outside of our normal business hours we also have a relationship with an on-call dental centre to help you avoid delays in treatment.

Typically any same-day treatment will be to alleviate pain or discomfort. It may be an interim therapy such as a temporary filling or pain reliever to tide you over until we can have you back for a permanent treatment (such as a crown or root canal). Sometimes antibiotics can also be useful, particularly if swelling or infection are involved.

By the end of your emergency appointment, we’ll have a plan in place to address the long-term needs of your smile. From there we can reschedule you for additional treatment but only if you’re out of pain first.

Tooth pain can feel excruciating. So can the trauma of having a broken front tooth. We do everything possible to see you on the day. Our attentive dentists strive to keep you comfortable at all times, talking you through your options to relieve any stress or anxiety.

What should I do if I knock out or break a tooth?

Locate your tooth fragment and carefully place it in a sealed container. Completely submerge the tooth in milk, saline or water with a pinch of salt. Bring it straight to our office to find out if it can be reinserted or bonded back into place.
How do I know if my tooth pain warrants emergency care?

If you’re in pain, unable to eat or can’t be seen in public because of your condition, then you need to see our emergency dentist. When in doubt, it’s best to go ahead and contact us for a professional opinion.
Should I have my tooth extracted?

Typically we want to preserve your natural tooth as long as possible. If your tooth is severely decayed, fractured or otherwise non-restorable, then a dental extraction may provide the fastest route to pain relief. We’ll work with you to identify a long-term restoration to replace it afterward.
What is a temporary filling?

If you have a broken or abscessed tooth that needs significant restoration, a temporary filling can provide interim protection until you return for your next appointment. The short-term restoration will help prevent food or other debris from packing down into the tooth and making the condition worse.

In Pain? Contact Us

Call Shenton Park Family Dental immediately for same-day emergency dentistry treatment.

Any invasive or surgical procedure may carry risks. Before moving forward, it is recommended that you seek a second opinion from an appropriately licensed medical professional.

Emergency Dentist Shenton Park, Subiaco, Dalglish WA | (08) 9381 8700