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When you’re facing a dental emergency, your dentist should be the first person you call. But what if you encounter a problem during holidays, weekends, or in the middle of the night?

If you’re dealing with a dental problem outside regular office hours, you will likely need to see an emergency dentist.

Is it a Dental Emergency?

Some dental problems need immediate treatment, while others can wait to be treated.

It’s important to know the difference between these kinds of problems, particularly if they happen in the middle of the night or over the weekend when most dental offices are closed.

Here are some signs you may have a dental emergency:

  • Loose or knocked-out permanent tooth
  • Non-stop bleeding
  • Jaw injury
  • Swelling with pain
  • Toothache

Most Common Dental Emergencies in Miranda

Here are some of the most common dental emergencies we see in Miranda, and what you need to do to treat them.

Toothache

  • Rinse your mouth with lukewarm saltwater.
  • Use dental floss to remove stuck food.
  • If swollen, apply a cold compress to the outside of your mouth.
  • DO NOT put any painkiller directly to the affected tooth.
  • See your dentist immediately.

Knocked-Out Tooth

  • Pick up the tooth by its crown or the top.
  • Take care not to touch the root.
  • Rinse the tooth. DO NOT scrub it.
  • If possible, reinsert the tooth back to its socket.
  • If you can’t, place the tooth in a small container of milk.
  • Go to your dentist immediately to increase the chances of saving your tooth.

Cracked or Chipped Tooth

  • Rinse your mouth with lukewarm saltwater.
  • Apply a cold compress outside the affected area to lessen swelling.
  • Take acetaminophen for the pain.
  • Avoid using a topical painkiller or numbing gel because it can damage your gums.

Dental Abscess

  • Rinse your mouth with lukewarm saltwater several times before you see your dentist.
  • Go to your dentist immediately.

Objects Stuck Between Teeth

  • Carefully remove the lodged object using dental floss
  • If you can’t, see your Miranda dentist
  • Never use anything sharp and/or pointed to dislodge the object as this can damage your gums and teeth

Dental First Aid Kit

This is an often-overlooked tool you can prepare so that you’re ready when a dental emergency hits.

Here are some contents you can include in your dental first aid kit:

Cotton balls protect oral tissues from damaged braces or dentures.

Teabags help control bleeding and alleviate discomfort in case of bitten tongue, lip, or cheek.

Orthodontic wax can cover the sharp, piercing points of wires or other orthodontic bands.

Toothache drops can give temporary relief from toothache pain when applied directly to the tooth.

topical anaesthetic provides temporary relief for gum irritation, denture sores, and cold sores.

Clean gauze or a piece of cloth can be used to compress affected area in case of bleeding.

Emergency Dentistry in Miranda

At VIP Dental Clinic Miranda, we are here to help you!

If you’re facing a dental emergency, call your Miranda dentist immediately.

Same Day Dental Emergency Appointment Available in Miranda

For dental emergencies in Miranda, call us on (02) 9531 1312 or booking your appointment online.

We are located at 11/468-472 Kingsway in Miranda.

Frequently Asked Questions

Listed below are the most commonly asked questions we receive from our patients.

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What is a dental emergency?
A dental emergency is usually characterised by pain, swelling, or discomfort that needs immediate professional attention, and can’t be treated by the patient or wait until the dentist’s usual operating hours.
How soon should I see a dentist?
Immediately. Depending on the condition, getting to your dentist within 30 minutes of the injury can make the difference between saving and losing a tooth.
How long does a toothache last?
The duration of a toothache is highly dependent on the cause of the pain. If symptoms last for more than 24 hours, it is recommended that you visit your dentist as soon as possible.

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