Emergency Dental Care
If you have ever woken up with a toothache, you know how disruptive they can be. This often unbearable pain can prevent you from concentrating on any tasks or even keep you from sleeping. In most cases, dental pain will not go away on its own, so you should consider it a dental emergency and contact our Paddington, NSW dental clinic.
Are You Experiencing a True Dental Emergency?
This can be a difficult question to answer, so we recommend that patients who are unsure about their situation call the caring team at Paddington Dentistry. One of our experienced team members can help assess the situation to determine if you need to be seen immediately—or if your appointment can wait until our next scheduled opening.
If you are in pain, we will see you right away and provide palliative care to make sure you are comfortable. In some cases, we will need to arrange a follow-up dental appointment to provide any needed treatment.
Common Dental Emergencies
The following situations usually mean you need to come to our Paddington, NSW dental clinic as soon as possible:
- A knocked-out or loosened tooth
- A broken tooth
- Toothache or any oral pain (dental pain is never normal.)
- Swelling of the face or gums
- Sudden and severe tooth sensitivity
- Damage or loss of a restoration, such as a filling or dental crown
If you think you might have broken your jaw, we recommend that you head to the nearest emergency department straight away. You can also dial 000 for emergency services or call 112 from your mobile.
If You Have Knocked Out a Tooth
If you have had a trauma or accident, and your tooth is completely knocked out or loosened, we need to see you immediately if we have any chance of saving your tooth. Keep the tooth moist by placing it between your cheek and gum—be careful not to swallow it—or put it in a small container with a bit of saliva. You can also put it in milk until you get to our Paddington, NSW dental clinic.
Will I Need a Root Canal?
Often when toothaches develop, there is an infection deep within the root of the tooth. A root canal is a common dental procedure that can save your tooth. With a root canal, your dentist will remove the infected tooth pulp, which will relieve your pain. After cleaning the tooth root and sealing the area, we usually recommend a dental crown to strengthen the tooth.
Same-Day Emergency Dentistry Appointments Available
We always reserve time in our schedule to see dental emergency patients at our Paddington, NSW dental clinic. Even if you are not a patient of record, please give us a call to tell us about your symptoms. If you are experiencing pain, we’ll arrange a booking for you on the same day.