Your emergency dentists in Perth
The Access Dental Care practices in Perth CBD, Bull Creek and East Perth are well-equipped and experienced in emergency dental care.
We have flexible opening hours Monday to Friday to help patients with their dental emergencies.
A dental concern are issues that are not emergencies and require visiting the dentist whenever you can, includes things such as gum disease, cavities, cosmetic or enamel erosion. Whereas emergency dental issues require immediate dental help and include broken or cracked teeth, or issues causing immense pain.
Even if the pain is a dull ache, call us. A dull ache can be symptomatic of advanced decay—if seen too quickly it may only require a filling. But the longer you wait the worse it could get. That is why it’s important to NOT adopt the “wait and see if it goes away” approach. A regular check-up can be the difference between a filling and root canal therapy.
The most common dental emergency is a toothache. This can be caused by a variety of factors such as tooth decay, gum disease, dental abscess, cracked or broken teeth, or a lost filling or crown. Toothaches can be very painful and require immediate attention from a dentist to diagnose and treat the underlying cause. Other common dental emergencies include chipped or broken teeth, knocked-out teeth, and injuries to the gums, lips, or tongue. If you experience any dental emergency, it is important to seek prompt treatment from a dentist to prevent further damage or complications.
You should deal with a dental emergency quickly to alleviate pain, prevent infection, save your tooth, and avoid further damage. Delaying treatment can lead to more serious and potentially irreversible problems.
Tooth pain can vary, and while some cases may not require immediate attention, certain situations may indicate a dental emergency. Here are some guidelines to help determine if your tooth pain is an emergency:
· Severe and persistent pain: Intense and continuous tooth pain that doesn’t subside or is accompanied by swelling may indicate an emergency.
· Trauma or injury: Severe tooth pain or a broken tooth resulting from a direct blow to the mouth or face is considered an emergency.
· Swelling or abscess: Swelling around the gums, face, or jaw can indicate an infection. An abscess, causing severe pain and swelling, requires prompt dental attention.
· Bleeding: Significant and ongoing bleeding from the mouth accompanying tooth pain may be an emergency.
· High fever and difficulty swallowing or breathing: Severe tooth pain, along with a high fever and difficulty swallowing, or breathing, could indicate a severe infection. Seek immediate medical attention.
Remember, these are general guidelines, and it’s best to consult a dental professional for specific advice. Contact your dentist or an emergency dental service if you are unsure.
It is important that you pick it up by the crown (don’t pick it up by the root) and rinse the tooth in either milk or water. Do not scrub the tooth, or remove any attached tissue fragments and keep the tooth either in your cheek or milk. Time is a factor, ideally you need to see a dentist within 30mins of it being knocked out. This can be the difference between saving and losing a tooth.
Cavities which are treated in time are not dental emergencies. However if they are left, they can become emergencies. Leaving a cavity can lead to fractures, abscesses or loss of the tooth; which is a dental emergency.
Although there are natural ways to strengthen teeth at home, an untreated cavity puts you at a higher risk of gum disease and serious tooth infection. It is better for your health to have the cavity assessed and treated by a dentist. Ignoring the dental issue is only risking your oral health.
At early stages, it is possible to reverse tooth decay by using anti-bacterial mouth washes, fluoride tooth pastes and taking calcium supplements. However, most patients only notice tooth decay in its more advanced stages where it can only be reversed or reduced by dental intervention.
A tooth abscess presents an immediate danger to the pulp of your tooth. This painful bacterial condition is a definite dental emergency and should receive immediate attention before it causes serious damage.
Whether they cause pain or swelling, tooth infections are a serious problem and can cause permanent damage to your teeth and surrounding bone structures. While symptoms may dull down, the infection will not go away on its own.
Call Access Dental Care immediately, so we can arrange an appointment as quickly as possible. We have three convenient locations across Pert; Perth CBD, Bull Creek and East Perth.