Dental emergency

Dental Emergency

All of the sudden you may find yourself with a dental emergency and need immediate attention. Your first call should be Dentist & Co on 0298103044, any time of the day or night.

We understand dental emergencies require immediate treatment, so we will always try to fit you in immediately. Rest assure, the team at Dentist & Co are available and ready to help you in your time of need.

If you can’t get to us, read below for some self-management.

Toothache
Very persistent toothache is always a sign that you need to see a dentist as soon as possible. In the meantime, you should try to obtain relief by rinsing the mouth with water and trying to clean out debris from any obvious cavities. Use dental floss to remove any food that might be trapped within the cavity and between the teeth. If you have swelling, we advise you place a cold pack and compress it to the outside of the cheek (NOT heat). Take pain relief if necessary, be sure you have no allergy to the medication prior to taking. (tablets must be swallowed, not rubbed into tooth, this could cause more harm than good.)

Knocked out tooth
If dirty, rinse tooth in milk holding it by the crown and NOT the roots. If not available, place tooth on the inside of the cheek (you can try to place back in socket if the tooth is free of debris. Go to a dentist as soon as you can. Time is critical for successful replanting.

Broken tooth
Try to clean debris from the injured area with warm water. If caused by a blow, place a cold pack and compress it on the face next to the injured tooth to minimize swelling. Go to the dentist as soon as possible.

Braces or retainers
If a wire is causing discomfort, cover the end of the wire with a firm wax, sugar free gum or a cotton ball. If a wire is sticking into the cheek, tongue or gum, do not attempt to remove it, Let the dentist do it. We advise you see your dentist as soon as possible.

Bitten tongue or lip
Apply direct pressure to bleeding area with a clean cloth. If swelling is present, apply cold pack and compress it against the area. If bleeding doesn’t stop readily or the bite is severe, go to the dentist or hospital.

Objects wedged between teeth
Try to remove the object with dental floss. Guide the floss in carefully so as not to cut the gums. If unsuccessful, make a time to see the dentist.

Call us on 0298103044 in any Dental Emergency, we will always endeavour to make the time immediately to see a patient in pain or discomfort.

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