Emergency Dentistry

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(03) 9749 1178

Office Location

1/483 Sayers Road, Hoppers Crossing, VIC 3029

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info@sayersdental.com.au

Many residents in Hoppers Crossing and its surrounding areas will undergo at least one dental emergency in their lives.

Teeth can be broken, and crowns can be damaged or lost, swelling can cause pain, and dental appliances (braces, bridges, etc.) can break.

In case of a dental emergency, it is essential to see your Hoppers Crossing dentist as soon as possible.

At Sayers Dental Aesthetics & Implants, emergency treatment is a primary priority, and we pride ourselves of our experience and skill in managing dental emergencies.

But it is also important to know how you should react at the time an emergency occurs.

With that in mind, our friendly staff at Sayers Dental Aesthetics & Implants offer the following information and advice.

Is it a Dental Emergency?

Some dental problems require immediate response, while others can wait to be treated. It’s critical to learn the difference between these kinds of problems, particularly if the problem happens at night or over the weekend when most dental offices are closed.

Here are some signs that you may have an urgent dental emergency:

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

Dental emergencies should be dealt with immediately. Call your Hoppers Crossing dentist immediately if you experience any of the abovementioned problems.

Time is of the essence in any emergency, and contacting us for advice and/or treatment is imperative!

Our experienced and skilled dentists and our friendly staff know how to respond to any dental emergency.

What to do?

Broken Tooth

  • Rinse mouth with lukewarm water
  • Take over-the-counter pain medication as recommended
  • Apply cold compress outside the mouth, not directly to the tooth

Learn more about Broken Tooth

Knocked-out Tooth

  • If it is a permanent tooth, gently and slowly replace the tooth in its socket
  • Bite down on gauze or a clean cloth to keep the tooth from moving

If the tooth cannot be replaced in the socket:

  • Hold the tooth by its crown
  • Rinse tooth with clean water
  • Keep the tooth wet, in a container filled with milk, your own saliva, or water

Learn more about Knocked-out Tooth

Severe Dental Pain

  • Avoid using the affected tooth when chewing
  • Take an over-the-counter pain medication
  • Rinse with lukewarm saltwater

Learn more about Dental Pain

Lost Restoration or Filling

  • Do not try to repair a restoration on your own
  • Do not use your damaged tooth while eating
  • Keep your mouth clear from debris
  • Apply a cold compress near the affected tooth
  • Take over-the-counter pain relievers as recommended

Learn more about Lost Restoration or Filling

Injured Soft Tissue

  • Gently rinse your mouth with saltwater
  • Apply pressure to the area using a moist gauze or a tea bag
  • Apply a cold compress on your cheek the area for bleeding

Learn more about Injured Soft Tissue

Facial swelling

  • Stay upright – don’t lie flat, even while sleeping
  • Drink fluids. Dehydration can trigger complications.

Oral Bleeding

  • If you see blood on your floss or toothbrush, unless it is dramatic it is probably just gum disease: Just see your Hoppers Crossing dentist for immediate attention.
  • If you’re bleeding after a procedure or due to trauma, keep your head lifted, particularly when sleeping.

Dental First Aid Kit

This is an often-overlooked tool you can prepare ahead of emergencies.

Here are some suggested contents for a dental first aid kit:

Cotton balls can protect oral tissues from damaged braces or dentures.

Tea bags can control bleeding and ease discomfort if you bite your tongue, lip, or cheek.

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

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

A topical anaesthetic can give temporary relief for gum irritation, denture sores, cold sores, and other cuts.

Clean gauze or a piece of cloth can be used as compress in case of bleeding.

Emergency Dental Care at Sayers Dental Aesthetics & Implants

If you’re concerned about a dental emergency, call us immediately, and we will get you in to see the dentist as soon as possible.

For dental emergency care in Hoppers Crossing, call us on (03) 9749 1178 or request your appointment online.

We are located at 483 Sayers Road in Hoppers Crossing.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a dental emergency?

A dental emergency is a dental condition usually characterised by pain, swelling, or discomfort, and is often when the patient decides that they cannot help themselves.

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

If you have a damaged or knocked out tooth, you may or may not be experiencing discomfort. Even if you don’t feel any pain, it is important to see your dentist right away.

Delicate areas of the tooth may now be exposed to bacteria. If left unprotected, this could quickly lead to new or increased decay and ultimately result in loss of tooth or root canal therapy.

How can I prepare for dental emergencies?

By packing an emergency dental care kit including items such as:

  • Dentist’s phone numbers
  • Saline solution
  • Handkerchief
  • Gauze
  • Small container with lid
  • Ibuprofen

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CONTACT INFO

Sayers Dental Aesthetics & Implants

Address: 1/483 Sayers Road, Hoppers Crossing, VIC 3029

Phone: (03) 9749 1178

Email: info@sayersdental.com.au

OPENING HOURS

Mon: Closed

Tue-Wed:

Thu: Closed

Fri:

Sat:

Sun: Closed

PARKING/PUBLIC TRANSPORT

There is ample free car parking onsite

LOCATION

Sayers Dental Aesthetics & Implants is located in Hoppers Crossing, only a few min away from Thomas Carr College.