Emergency Dental

Emergency Dental, Toothache, Dental Trauma and First Aid


If you begin to feel a toothache, it is recommended that you have a dental professional assess the problem. Even if the pain is only mild, it is important to have it looked at quickly so that early intervention can occur if it happens to be a gum or tooth infection. This is especially true if you have not recently been to a dental check-up.

Remember – there is never a problem too little to visit the dentist for. At the first sign of a problem, book a consult appointment to save you the unnecessary pain that may follow a few months down the track!

Dental Trauma and First Aid

If you have injured yourself in an accident and have knocked or broken your teeth, come to the dentist as soon as possible after attending to your other serious injuries. Try to locate the broken pieces of tooth and bring it to your emergency dental appointment.

Have you knocked your tooth out whole?
Here’s what to do:
  • Find the tooth, and hold it by the top part (avoid touching the root)
  • If the tooth is dirty, briefly wash rinse under cold running water and reposition it (kids will need some help from a parent). Bite on a handkerchief to hold it in position
  • If the tooth cannot be positioned in the right place, place the tooth in a glass of milk or saline if available. You can keep the tooth in your mouth, between the molars and the inside of the cheek while you make your way to the dentist. If the tooth was knocked out on a young child, they may accidentally swallow the tooth, so get them to spit in a container and place the tooth in it. Avoid storing the tooth in water!
  • Book in an emergency dental treatment immediately!
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Shop 5, 102-114 Gladesville Boulevard,
Patterson Lakes VIC 3197

Servicing clients from: Chelsea, Chelsea Heights,
Dandenong, Seaford, Carrum, Carrum Downs and surounds.