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Emergency Dentistry Wangaratta

Emergency Dentist WangarattaAn excruciating toothache that disrupts your sleep. A denture that broke after falling off the nightstand. A tooth that got knocked out while playing contact sport. These and other dental emergencies can occur anytime. At Michelson’s Dental Surgery, we provide prompt emergency care to get you out of pain and back to your day.

The following are some of the most common dental emergencies we see:

Knocked-Out Tooth

It’s vital to address an avulsed tooth straightaway, as reinsertion is often possible. First, try to locate your tooth immediately and place it in a sealed container, completely immersed in milk or saline. If possible attempt to reinsert the tooth into the socket without forcing the tooth. Be careful not to touch or clean the roots. That’s because doing so can damage the fibres that help in reattachment. Briefly rinse the tooth to remove any noticeable debris. For the best outcome, get to our office within an hour.

Broken or Chipped Teeth

If only a fraction of a tooth breaks off, it may be possible to bond it back into place. Locate the tooth piece and store it in a sealed container, entirely submerged in milk or saline. Then, bring it to our office within 1-2 hours.

Dental Abscesses

A severe toothache, along with swollen gums likely indicates that you have an abscessed tooth. If so, you will need to have it drained. A bitter taste in your mouth also may accompany the infection. The best remedy for an abscess is a root canal. We also may prescribe an antibiotic to alleviate the pressure that’s causing the pain.

Damaged Dentures

Despite the fact that dentures are composed of durable material, they still can become damaged. While denture repair kits are available, attempting to fix the denture yourself could result in permanent damage to the acrylic. Instead, bring your denture to our office to find out if a repair is possible. If it isn’t, we can discuss having a replacement made.

Crown or Filling Damage

If you have a broken or cracked crown or filling, avoid chewing on that side of your mouth until we’ve made a repair. While we can’t put a damaged filling back into a tooth, crowns often can be reused. To avoid misplacing your crown, store it in a zip-top bag and bring it to our office immediately.

Swelling or Bleeding

Some dental injuries involve the soft tissues, such as your gums, lips or cheeks. We’ll evaluate your tooth to make sure it’s not damaged and then discuss if any small sutures are necessary. Until you can come to our office, apply a cold compress to the area, using firm pressure to reduce bleeding or swelling.

How Can We Help You?

If you believe you are experiencing a dental emergency, don’t delay seeking care. Contact Michelson’s Dental Surgery straightaway for emergency dentistry Wangaratta.

* Any invasive or surgical procedure may carry risks. Before moving forward, it is recommended that you seek a second opinion from an appropriately licensed medical professional.

Emergency Dentist Wangaratta | Michelson’s Dental Surgery | (03) 5721 8033