Emergency Dentist Perth WA
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.
The difference between a dental emergency and a dental concern
A dental concern is cosmetic: a chipped, crooked or cracked tooth. Until that is one of these concerns is experienced with any amount of dental pain. So, for example, if you chip a tooth and it’s a little of the enamel off the top, we would recommend booking an appointment for either bonding or porcelain veneers. If the chip is severe and causes you pain, that is a dental emergency and may require a dental crown.
The easiest way to think about is: if it hurts, call Access Dental Care
Even if the pain is a dull ache, call us. A dull ache can be symptomatic of advanced decay—if seen to 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.
Remember: any a toothache is not normal: visit Access Dental Care to ensure your teeth and gums stay healthy.
What to do if your tooth has been knocked out
A knocked out tooth is the most common dental emergency. If you have had an accident or injury and lost a tooth 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. Do not remove any attached tissue fragments and keep the tooth either in your cheek or milk.
In this dental emergency 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.
What to do if your denture has broken
Is a cavity a dental emergency?
Any dental pain indicates a dental emergency, because it is not plausible to assess the level of damage caused. Whether there is an abscess or infection in the tooth at home, it is important to consult your dentist for any tooth pain.
Can I heal a cavity at home?
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 further risking your oral health.
Is it possible to reverse tooth decay?
In the early stages of tooth decay white spots form on the teeth indicating weakened tooth enamel. At this early stage, it is possible to reverse tooth decay by using anti-bacterial mouth washes, fluoride tooth pastes and taking a calcium supplement. However, most patients only notice tooth decay in its more advanced stages where it can only be reversed by dental intervention.
Is a tooth abscess a dental emergency?
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.
Will tooth infections go away on their own?
Whether they cause pain and swelling or not, tooth infections are a serious problem and can cause permanent damage to your teeth and surrounding bone. While symptoms may dull down the infection will not go away on its own.