An emergency dentist in Hobart may one day be required. We offer existing clients and where possible new clients after hours and weekend emergency care.
Broken teeth, severe gum infections, acute pain resulting from an infected tooth or broken dentures may need urgent assistance. Car and bicycle accidents, sporting injuries or injuries obtained during an assault can also require emergency treatment.
Call us on (03) 6231 3645 to obtain the after hours emergency number.
Common Dental Emergencies
Thoroughly rinse your mouth with warm water and use dental floss to remove any lodged food. If there is swelling around the mouth, apply a cold compress to the area. Never put aspirin or any other painkiller against the gums near the aching tooth because it may burn the gum tissue. To help relieve the pain use an over the counter painkiller such as ibuprofen or paracetamol and follow the dosage directions. See your dentist as soon as possible.
Chipped, Fractured or Broken Teeth
Save any pieces and keep them in a sterile saline solution or milk. Rinse the mouth using warm water and rinse any broken pieces. If there is any bleeding place a piece of gauze (do not use tissues) against the area to help stop the bleeding. If swelling starts apply a cold compress to the area. To help relieve the pain use an over the counter painkiller such as ibuprofen or paracetamol and follow the dosage directions. See your dentist as soon as possible.
Retrieve the tooth but ONLY hold it by the crown (the biting surface of the tooth). DO NOT rinse off the tooth root with water if it’s dirty. Use your fingers to remove any gross debris. DO NOT scrub it or remove any attached tissue that is attached. If possible, try to put the tooth back in the socket but make sure it is facing the right way. Don’t try to force it back it. If you cannot place it back in easily, put the tooth in a small container of milk. Contact a dentist immediately. Teeth that have been knocked out have the highest chance of being saved if they are seen by a dentist and returned to their socket within 1 hour of being knocked out.
Partially Dislodged Tooth
See your dentist right away. Apply a cold compress to the outside of the mouth or cheek in the affected area. To help relieve the pain use an over the counter painkiller such as ibuprofen or paracetamol and follow the dosage directions.
Unexplained Dental Swelling
An infection in the teeth or gums can often be the cause of swelling. If swelling occurs please contact your dentist immediately to receive treatment.
Lost Dental Crown
Keep your crown safe so it can be re-cemented as soon as possible in order to avoid damage. Contact your dentist.