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Emergency Dental Care at Smiles Are Us Park Holme

Fast Care When You Need It Most

At Smiles Are Us Park Holme, we understand that dental emergencies may arise from time-to-time. When this happens, it is important that you seek immediate treatment to prevent further pain and discomfort. Additionally, when left untreated, some dental concerns can turn into much more complex and expensive conditions down the track.

What Is a Dental Emergency?

person with pain in toothIn some cases, a patient may not be able to recognise whether their symptoms or situation is bad enough to be deemed an emergency. To make this easier for you, we’ve listed some common examples of dental emergencies below.

  • Signs of an oral infection (such as swelling, fever, or a throbbing toothache)
  • Severe pain or discomfort
  • Broken veneers
  • Chipped, cracked, or knocked-out teeth
  • An abscess
  • Lost or broken crowns
  • Tooth trauma caused by an accident or sporting injury
  • Damage to existing dental work
  • Complications resulting from oral surgery

We recommend you contact us as soon as possible if you are experiencing any of the signs or symptoms mentioned above. If you’re unsure whether your situation calls for immediate attention, it is always best to discuss this with our friendly and professional staff over the phone, rather than putting up with the pain or discomfort. Our dental experts will be able to offer helpful advice, as well as determine if your symptoms require immediate treatment.

How to Help Prevent Dental Emergencies

Although not all dental emergencies can be prevented, there are some steps you can put in place to avoid certain injuries or concerns. These include:

  • Always wearing a dentist-made, custom-fitted mouthguard when participating in sports-related activities
  • Not chewing hard items or food (such as hard toffees, popcorn kernels, ice cubes, etc.).
  • Never placing sharp items in your mouth
  • Avoiding using your teeth to open things (i.e. packaging, bottle tops, etc.)
  • Maintain regular dental check ups as recommended by our dental team. This will pick up potential problems before they become dental emergencies or major treatment.

Have You Got a Dental Emergency?

Don’t delay! Please call us on 08 8277 9747 now. For after-hours and weekend dental assistance, please call 0421 337 247.


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