Dental Emergency Docklands
Pinnacle Dental Docklands are experts when it comes to handling emergency dentistry for the Melbourne community. We take a caring and compassionate approach to support you with an immediate response.
We provide a number of emergency procedures to make it easy for you to get the right treatment for any accident or injury you have.
Emergency Dentistry Melbourne
If your teeth are experiencing severe pain or you have just had an accident resulting in a chipped, broken or even a lost tooth, you should contact Pinnacle Dental Docklands immediately.
Not only will our experienced professionals be able to immediately alleviate the pain you’re experiencing, but will also provide a full and thorough examination in order to determine the root cause of the pain and offer the appropriate treatment or solution.
At Pinnacle Dental Docklands, we treat all dental emergencies very seriously as we understand how painful and traumatic these emergency situations can be, especially for children.
You can rest assured that once you step into our Docklands dental clinic, you will be given priority service for your dental emergency and treated as a person and not just a patient.
Why Choose Us?
- We are professional and experienced dentists who specialise in dealing with a wide variety of dental emergencies
- Our dental practice is able to respond quickly and appropriately to any type of emergency situation
- We are able to prioritise your emergency no matter how big or small the situation
- Our team of professionals take the time to explain what options are available to you, even in an emergency situation, so that you are left satisfied with the outcome
- We have a caring and compassionate approach towards emergency dentistry and like to ensure that your experience is an enjoyable one
- Our expert team pride themselves in taking time to build relationships with each patient, and ensure that you are treated as a person, not just a patient
- We offer a wide range of dental services so you can rest assured that we can cater to any emergency situation
- Our Docklands Dental Clinic has ample parking and is easily accessible by public transport
- We offer transparent pricing and flexible payment options to make your treatment more affordable
- Our friendly and helpful admin staff will assist you in processing any health fund claims on the spot.
What Are Some Examples of Dental Emergencies?
Most dental emergencies include accidents that involve your mouth or teeth, as well as infections that may lead to swelling, bleeding and toothaches.
You should always seek immediate dental treatment from a dental practice such as Pinnacle Dental Docklands whenever if you experience any of the above-listed situations.
This will help to improve the chances of saving the tooth or teeth and in the case of an infection, prevent the situation from becoming worse.
Following are some examples of dental emergencies and what to do when they occur:
A bad toothache will most likely cause you great pain and discomfort, which can affect your focus, sleep, and general quality of life.
While relying on painkillers can be an effective temporary solution to control the pain and discomfort, visiting our dental clinic to treat the root cause as soon as possible is the best way to get rid of the pain once and for all.
The best thing to do when you experience strong pain with your teeth or mouth is to gargle or rinse your mouth out with a mild salt solution to clean your teeth.
In case there’s swelling, apply a cold compress onto the affected area and contact us immediately.
Once you arrive at Pinnacle Dental Docklands, we will treat your problem by identifying the root cause of the issue (e.g. decay, cracked tooth, trauma, periodontal abscess, etc.).
From there we’ll use modern techniques and/or treatments such as extractions, tooth coloured fillings, and root canal treatments, depending on the problem itself.
Dislodged or Knocked-out tooth
If you have accidentally had a tooth knocked out, don’t panic. Immediately pick up the tooth and rinse it, without removing any tissues that still might be attached.
Please note that it’s actually still possible to have the tooth successfully reinserted within an hour of it being knocked out.
Therefore, put the tooth in a cup of warm water or warm milk and try to visit our clinic as soon as you possibly can.
Cracked, Chipped, or Fractured tooth
External impact and sports injuries can cause your teeth to get either chipped or cracked when you least expect it.
If this affects the nerves of your teeth, the pain can be quite unbearable. If this happens, it’s advisable not to take any medication unless you’re advised to by a dentist.
To reduce the pain or swelling in the affected area, apply an ice pack, and then call our clinic immediately.
Following are the types of services that are offered in the case of dental emergencies:
Damage to a tooth can be so severe that it warrants a full extraction.
However, we always do our best to find options to save your tooth in order to try and avoid a full extraction.
Keep in mind that a tooth extraction can cause the adjacent teeth to fill the gap that is left, which can actually have a significant effect on your smile in the long term.
Nonetheless, it’s possible to save part of the tooth with a dental crown or root canal.
However, if a full extraction is the only option, our dentists have ample experience to make the process as quick and pain-free as possible.
Infections resulting from Oral Surgery
In any form of surgery, there’s usually a small chance that an infection will develop.
If you’ve recently had any form of oral surgery such as tooth extraction or root canal, you should be on the lookout for any signs of infection.
These symptoms include pain, fever, and swelling around the area of infection.
If you think you’re developing an oral infection, contact us immediately. It’s much easier to treat the infection in the early stages than deal with it when it has already spread.
Children are fairly prone to oral health complications due to their greater exposure to mishaps and accidents.
Just as with any other dental emergency, it’s crucial to make an appointment with your dentist as soon as possible.
Keep in mind that oral health complications or problems in children that go untreated might cause serious problems later in life.
If you are looking for a compassionate, professional and experienced emergency dental clinic open after hours when you’re confronted with a dental emergency, please call us at Pinnacle Dental Docklands today on (03) 9052 4422.