- Hawthorn East
If you have severe toothache in the middle of the night which prevents you from sleeping, or if you get your tooth knocked out or fractured during an accident or playing sport please call us as soon as possible to secure an appointment. You can book online through our website or call us at the surgery. If after hours, we will get back to you first thing the next day. We at Tendler Dental will always endeavour to treat you no matter what dental emergency has arisen.
It is important that you get proper care as soon as possible. Any trauma to the teeth and supporting structures can lead to bleeding, pain and in some cases, even loss of teeth.
Different Types of Dental Emergencies
Toothache – This is a common symptom for most dental problems. It could be an indication of underlying serious dental conditions. Seek dental treatment as soon as possible
Swelling of the face – Swelling of the face could point to conditions such as tooth infection, or gum disease. Infection of the gums or teeth can cause abscesses, and can affect surrounding teeth and tissues. Facial swelling is serious and should not be ignored, please seek dental/medical treatment as soon as possible.
Chipped or broken teeth– Biting something hard or accidental trauma can result in teeth which are chipped or broken. Broken teeth can be sensitive, rough and annoying. Seek treatment as soon as possible.
Damage/injury to tissue – Wounds to the oral region, bruises to the lips or cheeks or tongue are also considered to be dental emergencies. Seek dental advice if warranted.
Problems with temporary teeth restorations – losing teeth filling or dental crowns may not cause severe damage, but it is important enough to warrant immediate dental attention.
Broken braces or wires – broken wires can cause damage to the gums, tongue or cheeks.
Cover the sharp wire if you can with some ortho wax, and see your orthodontist ASAP.