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If you are experiencing pain requiring immediate emergency care, you need dental services you can trust. At Putney Dental Care, we provide same-day emergency appointments for those with significant dental problems like broken teeth, tooth pain, infections and more.

Severe tooth pain can come from seemingly nowhere, but that does not mean you have to wait for proper dental treatment. If you need an emergency dentist in Sydney, our clinic is here to provide immediate treatment, regardless if it occurs outside of business hours.

What is Considered a Dental Emergency

Cases typically involve moderate to severe pain that requires immediate treatment to alleviate or an affliction of the teeth that stops daily requirements like talking or eating. Common dental emergencies involve:

  • Toothaches
  • Dental injuries to the soft tissue of your mouth
  • A knocked-out tooth or extruded tooth (one that has been pushed from position)
  • A cracked, chipped or damaged tooth
  • Facial swelling
  • Tooth loss
  • Dental pain that cannot be treated with over-the-counter medication

If you are dealing with any of these conditions or are otherwise concerned about the immediate health of your teeth, it is best to make an emergency appointment with your dentist as soon as possible.

Cosmetic Dental Emergencies

There are cases where tooth pain is not a factor, but rather emergency services are required for cosmetic reasons that are causing a great deal of stress or discomfort. This can be due to chipped porcelain veneers or even loose dentures. Although these two examples are painless, they still cause discomfort in completing simple tasks like eating or smiling.

Cosmetic dental emergency services are not just for those concerned about daily appearances or functionality. Important life events like an upcoming wedding or a job interview could be affected by the appearance of your teeth, which are considered dental emergencies to be treated with same-day appointments.

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Emergency Dental Care- Putney Dentist

What Should I Do if I Have a Dental Emergency?

If you have a dental emergency, it is important to make an appointment with an emergency dentist in Sydney as soon as you notice any symptoms or cannot alleviate pain in your mouth with over-the-counter medication. However, while waiting for your appointment, you can take measures to relieve pain and discomfort. For a severe toothache, cracked teeth or profuse bleeding, rinse your mouth with warm water and apply a cold compress to the area. This will not only soothe any jaw or toothache pain you may be experiencing but taking steps to clean the afflicted area may also help to save your teeth.

In the case of a dislodged or knocked-out tooth, the tooth must be placed back into the socket to keep it alive until an emergency dentist can reinsert it. If it is clean, replant it immediately and handle the tooth only by its crown, not the root, to prevent bacteria from getting into the root site.
On the other hand, if it is dirty, wash it with some milk, as this drink contains the sugars and proteins the tooth needs to stay alive. If you do not know how to reposition the tooth, keep the tooth in milk until you get to the emergency dentist. Otherwise, keep it within your mouth so that it stays hydrated with saliva. The tooth will then require splinting to have it fixed and locked in place by a dentist.

What to Expect in Emergency Dentistry

If you have an appointment at an emergency dental clinic, you can expect an immediate examination of the problem area once your appointment has begun. This is particularly pertinent to those with a dislodged or broken tooth as reinsertion is required as quickly as possible to prevent the tooth from dying.

A physical examination will be suited to finding signs of concern like infection or gum inflammation in most common dental emergencies. Exposed nerves may also be noticeable during this examination, and significant damage to any teeth.

If an initial examination of the afflicted site does not indicate what the problem is, the emergency dentist will turn to x-rays to look for root canal injuries or damage to the teeth they could not see. This step may reveal hidden concerns under the gums, like a wisdom tooth trying to break through.

During your visit, your emergency dentist may provide injectable painkillers, anti-inflammatory drugs or antibiotics, depending on the needs of your teeth. This may be for temporary relief if your dental emergency requires additional appointments to resolve. Treatment options will be discussed during your appointment, however, so you fully understand what your teeth need to be healthy once more.

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Emergency Treatment at Putney Dental Care

Our emergency dentists at Putney Dental Care take pride in providing urgent dental care services. Should you find yourself in pain and need an after-hours emergency dentist in Sydney, our residents will do everything we possibly can to treat you as soon as possible; usually within the same day.

If you have anything that needs immediate attention, call our office at (02) 98082588. Be it an emergency tooth extraction or profusely bleeding gums, come to us. Trust that your needs will be attended to promptly by an emergency dentist.

Our emergency dental services are available in the following Sydney areas: Ryde, Meadowbank, Gladesville and West Ryde.

Emergency Dentistry FAQs

How Much Does an Emergency Dentist Cost?

The cost of an emergency appointment depends on the length of your consultation with our dentist and the follow-up treatment needed.

Is Emergency Dental Covered by Medicare?

Public dental services, including emergency dental treatment, can be covered by Medicare. Private emergency treatment, however, cannot.

How Soon Should I See an Emergency Dentist?

Any injury to the mouth should be treated by an emergency dentist immediately, especially in the case of a tooth being dislodged or knocked out. Obtaining an appointment with your local emergency dentist in Sydney within 30 minutes can make the difference between losing a tooth or saving it.

Can You Go to the Emergency Room for a Toothache?

Although your average toothache pain can be hard to deal with, it normally just warrants a visit to your nearest emergency dental clinic. However, if your toothache pain is severe and comes with additional symptoms like difficulty breathing, facial swelling, nausea, a high fever or any other irregularities, you need to go straight to the emergency room of your nearest hospital.

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A. Suite 5, 227 Morrison Rd, Putney, NSW 2112
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