It is inevitable that if an emergency is going to take place, it will do so at a particularly inconvenient time. Often we experience dental emergencies when the likelihood of getting an immediate appointment is virtually impossible.
Many of our clients have experienced this exact scenario and have been able to access flexible and convenient relief from their dental emergencies with Somerset Dental. At Somerset Dental, we pride ourselves on our commitment to patient care and this extends beyond the normal appointments schedule.
With the summer season comes a dramatic increase in physical and social activities. This also increases the risk of a dental emergency occurring. Whether it is a tooth accidentally knocked out in the backyard cricket game, or a tooth ache that is exacerbated by sugary, hot or cold foods (in copious amounts), Somerset Dental can help alleviate your dental pain to get you back to your summer fun quickly.
Our emergency dental services cover a range of the most common issues including broken, chipped or knocked out teeth, tooth aches, sore gums, ulcers, or lost fillings. Our dedication to caring service can quickly relieve your pain for the immediate time, as well as prepare for any other more extensive dental work that may need to be done to comprehensively treat your emergency.
If you are experiencing a dental emergency, or unsure if you what you are dealing with is an emergency, please do not hesitate to contact our friendly staff as soon as possible on 02 4648 0909.
You never can tell just when you might eat popcorn that results in a broken filling or a rouge ball in softball might knock out a tooth on a Saturday morning. It can be impossible to get an emergency dental appointment – especially on a Saturday in Camden or Narellan. Or even if the dental surgery is open, Saturday appointments need to be booked out a month in advance as everyone wants a Saturday appointment.
If you are in a position where you cannot make it to a dentist in the event of an emergency there are some dental tips you should keep in mind:
- Knocked out tooth: this particular accident really does need immediate dental care to ensure no long term damage
- Toothache: if you cannot make it to a dentist soon, painkillers are your best bet. Also avoid eating any sugary, hot/cold foods that may aggravate your tooth pain
- Sore gums: if you have ulcers or sore gums try gargling and swishing salt water. This will ensure to kill any bacteria, and prevent an infection from getting worse in the mean time
- Lost filling or dental crown: this may seem like an emergency, however can be managed until you see a dentist the next day or so. Just ensure to keep a hold of that tooth filling (unless you swallowed it!)
Somerset Dental Care has daily dedicated emergency spots available, to ensure that whether it is a chip or a crack on a Tuesday afternoon or a knock out on a Saturday – we can accommodate your needs where possible. If you are uncertain whether you are experiencing an emergency, call us on 4648 0909 to speak to a member of the Somerset Dental Care team.
Having a good family dentist at your disposal can make a huge difference to your family’s oral care. If you are searching for a reliable, trustworthy dentist, these tips will put you on the right path for dental success!
1. Locally Based
Finding a family dentist that is local is ideal, since it means you won’t have travel long distances see them. This can make your dental checkups and cleans and your other appointments much more convenient. It also means that if you run into any dental emergencies, your dentist will be quick and easy to get to.
2. Friendly Attitude
A good family dentist will value your comfort and state of mind when providing treatment. Great patient service is part of the dental care process and a friendly, caring dentist will make each visit much more pleasant and enjoyable. This is especially important for kids, who may dread going to the dentist, or for others who feel nervous or anxious about each visit.
Your family dentist should also be highly knowledgeable about all areas of dentistry and they should provide you with preventative and other solutions that will benefit your oral health in future. In short, don’t choose a dentist who only offers ‘quick fixes.’
You should also feel comfortable approaching your family dentist about any oral problems and it’s important that you trust their opinion. A good dentist will also have a working knowledge of dental fees and health care plans, so that they can help you manage your dental expenses, too.
4. Experience With Kids
If your kids are young and dislike dentist visits, look for a local family dentist who has experience working with children. These dentists will have a thorough understanding of kids’ dentistry and they will also go to efforts to make nervous children feel more at ease.
Having fun while at the dentist is important for kids too and simple things like child-friendly waiting rooms or take-away treats or ‘show bags’ can make each appointment more entertaining.
5. Range of Treatments
It is also in your best interests to ensure that your family dentist has a range of treatments available. This means that you won’t have to go elsewhere if you need to get a certain procedure done.
Common services can include basic checkups, cleans, fillings and teeth whitening as well as more complex processes like wisdom teeth extraction, root canal treatments, crowns and bridges fittings, ceramic restorations and braces/plates.
6. Emergency Dentistry
You never know when you might need emergency dentistry! A local family dentist who can also perform emergency dentistry procedures can be invaluable. This allows you to keep all of your dental work in one location (along with your dental documents, history and x-rays) and means that you won’t have to explain your dental history to a different dentist during an emergency.
At Somerset Dental Care we value your comfort and wellbeing and we’re passionate about dentistry! To learn more about what we do or book an appointment, contact us via our website or email us at [email protected].