If you’ve run into trouble with your tooth, gums, or dental crown, you may be unsure if you’re in the midst of an emergency. Sometimes, it can be difficult to differentiate between what needs immediate attention and what can wait till morning—or your next block of free time.
Unfortunately, if your situation falls into ‘emergency’ territory, it can’t wait. The longer you leave a dental emergency, the more damage it will do. If you need emergency dental services, stop reading this blog post right now.
If your emergency falls within our operating hours, book Dentists of Ivanhoe for an emergency dentist appointment: (03) 9499 9033 or book online. Otherwise, you can either visit the ER or find an emergency dentist near Heidelberg that takes after-hours appointments.
Still need further clarification or knowledge for future reference? Keep reading to learn what we consider to be a dental emergency.
Examples of dental emergencies
Typically, a dental emergency comes in two flavours: injury or severe pain. If you’re experiencing any of the below, contact your emergency dentist near Heidelberg (or the ER) immediately:
- Gum tissue injury
- One or more abscesses
- Chipped or broken teeth
- Severe toothache
- Knocked out adult teeth
- Dental crown loss or damage
- Loose teeth
- Wisdom teeth pain.
Once you’ve contacted either the ER, your emergency dentist near Heidelberg, or Dentists of Ivanhoe for emergency dental treatment, you should apply an external cold compress to the affected area. Hold it to your cheek or jaw for many minutes to control any bleeding or relieve any pain. It’s also important to stay calm.
Where is Dentists of Ivanhoe’s emergency dental clinic?
We are located at 4/8 Seddon Street, Ivanhoe. You don’t have to reside in Ivanhoe to receive emergency dental care, though. We are a local favourite of many surrounding suburbs, such as Ivanhoe East, Alphington, Bellfield, Bulleen, Eaglemont, Heidelberg, Kew East, Northcote, Preston, Rosanna, and Thornbury.
If you require our emergency dental services—or any of our other services, for that matter—please call us on (03) 9499 9033 or book an appointment online. If your emergency falls outside of our hours, please contact the ER or your an alternative emergency dentist near Heidelberg.