At KB Village Dental, we understand that accidents happen and not all dental problems run on an appointment time. In the event that you need emergency treatment or urgent assistance, it’s important to know that you will receive care as soon as possible from a knowledgeable and gentle emergency dentist who you know and trust. From severe dental pain to broken teeth or a knocked-out tooth, our emergency services can provide quick and effective dental treatments to relieve pain and discomfort, preventing further or worse issues to occur.
Emergency Dental Services
With KB Village Dental, you know you will receive the same level of care and standard of excellence during your appointment with our emergency dentist as you would during general dental procedures.
Some of the most common dental emergencies that our dentists deal with include:
- Lost tooth (Avulsed tooth)
An avulsed or lost tooth can always be a bit frazzling, but if the proper steps are taken in a quick fashion, it is possible to save a tooth that has been knocked out of place. The most important thing to keep in mind when you have lost a tooth is that keeping the tooth moist will increase the chances of keeping it alive and improve the chance of the tooth being successfully re-inserted into the mouth.
To keep the tooth from drying before you make it into our Kirribilli dental clinic, you can put it in a glass of milk, place it back into its socket, or between your cheek and gums. Do not store the lost tooth in a glass of water.
- Broken tooth
A broken tooth can be both painful and unsightly, often occurring as a result of blunt-force trauma or from biting down on a hard piece of food.
Depending on the nature of the fracture and the health of the tooth, it can be possible for it to be salvaged. A repair can be done either with a natural coloured composite filling, a ceramic filling or a protective dental crown.
When you arrive at our dental clinic, your dentist will examine the tooth to determine if it can be saved. No matter the outcome, we work with patients to develop a treatment plan that works best for them to keep the smile healthy, beautiful and free from dental pain.
- Dental infection
Dental infection, otherwise known as a dental abscess, develops due to high bacteria levels that infect the central pulp of the tooth. This can be a result of poor hygienic care, a diet that is high in acidic sugars, or chronic dry mouth.
It is imperative that you have your dental abscess cared for immediately, as there is a chance that an untreated infection can travel into the bloodstream. This is a condition known as sepsis and it can be potentially life-threatening.
In order to treat infections in the teeth, a root canal is usually needed to remove the infected pulp. In most cases – after the root canal has been completed, a dental crown will be placed over top to ensure that no further damage, dental problems or decay can occur.
A toothache can be caused by any number of things, including damage, fracture, or decay.
Dr Evan will complete a thorough examination to determine the cause of your toothache. The root cause will determine which treatment method must be used in order to fix the issue at hand, such as a root canal, crown or a simple filling.
In some cases, damage or decay may be so extensive that the teeth must be removed and replaced, either with a dental implant or a prosthetic device such as a bridge or partial denture. Removing natural teeth from the mouth is always a last resort, and our emergency dentist and their team of experts will work with you to design a treatment plan that works best for you.
No matter the dental emergency that you are experiencing, it is important to give us a call and schedule an appointment with our dentist as soon as possible. Avoid chewing on the affected side of the mouth until you have been seen in our Kirribilli dental office, and be sure to keep the area clean. We will determine your treatment as soon as you arrive and implore calming techniques such as numbing or even conscious sedation to make your appointment as comfortable as possible. Every patient is in safe hands with the dentists and staff at KB Village Dental practice.
How Do I Know If I Need Emergency Services?
Not sure how to tell if you are experiencing a dental emergency? Signs of a dental emergency include:
- Severe pain that does not subside
- Bleeding that does not subside
- Swelling that is accompanied by fever and an unpleasant smell or taste in the mouth
- A considerable amount of looseness in the teeth (even without any pain)
In short, anything that poses immediate risks to your health is considered to be a dental emergency. If you’re still unsure that you’re experiencing a dental emergency, give us a call and explain your situation to a member of our Kirribilli dental practice team. Our dentists will help you to determine if you are in need of an emergency appointment whether you’ve just had an accident or your teeth simply don’t feel how they should. It’s always better to be safe than sorry, especially where your health is concerned.
Steps to Avoid Dental Emergencies
Of course, some dental emergencies – such as those caused by blunt-force trauma or an accident- cannot be planned for or avoided.
Others – such as those caused by decay or damage – can be prevented by following these steps:
- Wear a protective mouthguard when playing sports
- Maintain proper home care by brushing and flossing twice daily (brushing for at least two minutes)
- Avoid snacks and beverages that have a high sugar content
- Avoid chewing on ice, hard candies, and other hard snacks or foods.
Visit The Best Emergency Dentist in Kirribilli, North Sydney
Here at KB Village Dental, we take pride in providing the best dental treatment in our Kirribilli North Sydney dental practice.
A dental emergency can be nerve-wracking, painful and sometimes frightening. It’s important to be confident in the fact that you can receive the treatment you need from a local dentist that you trust who will relieve pain, alleviate risks and take good care of your teeth, even during heightened emergencies.
If you’re looking for a top-tier emergency dentist in North Sydney that provides dental services when you need them the most, we’re here for you. Our dentists offer emergency dental appointments in Kirribilli every day of the week, with the exceptions of Tuesdays and Sundays.
If you are in need of an emergency dental treatment appointment, call KB Village Dental practice on (02) 9132 4376.