Fresh Family Dental is Your Go-To Emergency Dentist on the Gold Coast
We hope that you and your family won’t ever need an emergency dentist but in the unfortunate case that you do, Fresh Family Dental has you covered. Emergency dental usually involves toothaches, knocked out teeth, chips, fractures and cracks, bitten lips or cheeks, abscesses and swelling, soft tissue trauma, bleeding, and jaw pain.
If you’re experiencing any of these issues, it’s best to contact an emergency dentist, like Fresh Family Dental on the Gold Coast. We are always happy to talk you through the best way to move forward.
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There are a whole range of reasons for a toothache and so there’s no way of telling for certain what caused it or what will make it go away. The best thing you can do is rinse your mouth using warm salty water. This is so that any leftover food debris can be cleared away as it may be causing discomfort in your teeth. You can seek to alleviate the pain using your usual medication such as paracetamol or ibuprofen, however, do not use aspirin and always follow the directions on the packet. If there is any swelling evident, it’s a good idea to use a cold pack or compressed ice to cool the outside of the cheek. Steer clear of using heat to treat this kind of pain. As always, try and get an emergency dentist to treat the problem as soon as you can.
Knocked out tooth
If you’ve knocked your tooth out by playing rough sport, mucking around at home, or in any other matter (we’ve seen it all, don’t worry), there is a possibility that you can actually save the tooth if immediate action is taken.
Do your best to locate the tooth and when you find it, only hold the tooth by the top, never by the roots. It’s important that when handling, you don’t rub the tooth or get rid of any bits of tissue. If you find the tooth and it is dirty, you can either rinse it in milk or clean it in water but only for a short time. If nothing like that is around, the owner of the tooth (if they’re an adult) can alternatively pop it in their cheek if they’re conscious and cooperative. The next step is to contact your Gold Coast emergency dentist ASAP!
Chips, Fractures or Cracks
In the unfortunate event where you chip, fracture, or crack a tooth, it’s essential to seek treatment from your local emergency dentist as quickly as you can. If the damage is minimal, meaning there is a lack of pain or soft tissue damage, stay calm and promptly contact your dentist for further treatment.