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Emergency Dentistry Ballarat: Urgent Dental Care, When You Need It

We understand that unexpected dental emergencies can cause distress, pain and discomfort. That is why My Dentist Ballarat we aim to provide prompt, reliable and caring emergency dentistry services to the Ballarat community. Our team has extensive experience in handling emergency dental cases, and will be able to address your urgent dental concerns with precise and prompt care.

Is This A Dental Emergency?

Dental emergencies can arise from a number of situations. Being able to identify them and recognise when you need urgent dental care, is of utmost importance to having the best outcome for your oral health.

Below are some common dental emergencies, all of which My Dentist Ballarat provides comprehensive oral care for:

  • Severe toothaches: Immediate attention is necessary if you experience persistent and intense tooth pain, as it may be indicative of an underlying infection or dental abscess.
  • Knocked-out or fractured teeth: It is recommended to seek prompt dental care if a tooth is knocked out or fractured due to trauma or injury. Acting quickly increases the chances of saving the tooth.
  • Oral infections: Swift treatment is important if you notice symptoms such as swelling, pain, or pus in the mouth, as they may indicate an oral infection. Timely intervention can prevent further complications.
  • Loose or lost fillings: Urgent dental attention is advised when fillings become loose or fall out, as the affected tooth becomes susceptible to damage and decay.
  • Broken dental appliances: Dental appliances like dentures or dental crowns that are damaged or broken are no longer effective and can potentially harm your oral health. Seeking dental care is recommended.
  • Excessive bleeding from the mouth: If you experience bleeding from the mouth due to dental trauma or other causes, it is crucial to seek emergency dental care.

Frequently Asked Questions

A dental emergency could arise from a number of causes. Some examples include having teeth knocked out or fractured, oral infections, sudden or on going excessive bleeding and severe toothaches. One factor that these dental emergencies all have in common is that they require immediate attention to alleviate pain, potentially control bleeding and also to prevent future further complications such as permanently losing a tooth.

If a dental emergency should arise, we recommend visiting your local emergency dentist rather than the emergency room. As with all dentists, the team at My Dentist Ballarat have extensive experience to handle dental issues and will be able to provide the best outcome for your oral health.

However, should you experience severe facial trauma or have a life-threatening emergency, it is best to go to the emergency room or the hospital or call emergency services.

Prompt action is essential when a tooth is knocked out.

  • Retrieve the tooth, being careful to hold it by the crown (top part).
  • Rinse it gently with water, avoiding contact with the root.
  • If feasible, attempt to reinsert the tooth into its socket and hold it in place.
  • If reinsertion is not possible, store the tooth in a clean container of milk and promptly contact your emergency dentist.