Don’t neglect a dental injury! Even toothaches require treatment as soon as possible to inspect the affected tooth/teeth and prevent further damage. Get in touch with Sunshine Dental Clinic for emergency dental in Sunshine or western Melbourne on (03) 9311 1056 or click here to book online.
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Tooth pain has a wide variety of causes, from bruxism (teeth grinding) to cavities, gum disease, an exposed root, or even an ear or sinus infection. That’s why it’s important to consult both your doctor and your dentist if you’re having significant, consistent tooth pain.
In the meantime, most over-the-counter pain medication can reduce pain and inflammation. A cold compress on the outside of your cheek may also help numb pain around the jaws.
Knocked Out Tooth
If you have the tooth, hold it by the crown and gently rinse any dirt away from the root.
As soon as possible after the tooth has fallen out, we recommend you put the tooth in a small cup of milk, or if possible, saline – this will encourage cell growth and prevent the tooth from drying out. Call emergency dentists straight away – the sooner you can reinsert the tooth, the better chance you have at saving it.
If you’ve lost a crown and still have it, rinse the inside and contact your dentist as soon as possible. If it is still suitable, your dentist can reattach the crown for you, otherwise they will advise you of an alternative treatment. Do not try to re-attach it yourself.
If you have lost a filling, it is best to contact your dentist straight away, regardless of whether it is hurting or not. Prompt treatment of a lost filling will can prevent the need to have more complex and costly treatment down the track.