If you have a dental emergency over the festive season, Somerset Dental can help you.
The festive season is finally upon us once again and after such a challenging year, we all deserve the rest and celebrations!
However, unfortunately dental emergencies will still happen, which is why we have good news.
If you happen to require emergency dental care over the holidays, our team is available to help. Other than regular closures over public holidays, we’re remaining open over the holiday season so please give us a call on 1300 707 046 to book your appointment.
Common Dental Emergencies
Knocked out tooth
Unfortunately accidents do happen, and this may involve a tooth being knocked out. Whether it’s while playing cricket with family and friends or tripping over the Christmas presents.
If your tooth is knocked out make sure to pick it up and do not touch the roots. Gently wash it off under water and place it in a container of milk if possible, otherwise water. Be sure to get to the dentist in the first hour for the best chances of saving the tooth.
Broken, fractured or severely chipped tooth
Any tooth that becomes broken, cracked or suffers a big chip should be treated immediately. This is because, the longer you leave it the higher chance for bacteria to enter the exposed tooth. Make sure to contact our team immediately if you suffer from a broken or fractured tooth.
If you have a toothache, it could be a sign of an underlying issue such as tooth decay, an impacted tooth or a dental abscess. Generally, toothaches or sensitivity are noticed from temperature, either hot or cold. Along with pain in your tooth, you may experience some swelling, as well as sharp pain when biting or chewing. It’s best to see the dentist so that they can find out what’s wrong.
If you suspect you may have a dental abscess, you should book a dental emergency appointment straight away. Dental abscesses can be potentially life threatening. Symptoms can include a fever, sensitivity, toothache, irritated lymph nodes in the neck and irritated gum tissue.
Laceration or uncontrollable bleeding
This includes any uncontrollable bleeding, deep cuts or wounds inside your mouth. It’s important that you visit the closest emergency room for medical attention. Afterwards it’s also important to book in for a dental appointment, so that we can check for any damage.
How can Somerset Dental help you?
At Somerset Dental Care, we are available to assist our patients with dental emergencies, even over the holiday season.
Dental emergencies refer to incidents that require immediate dental attention. If you experience a dental emergency, you can contact us on 1300 707 046.
Or if you would like to book in for an appointment to see us in the new year, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Our team offers caring, effective and compassionate treatment and loves to help our patients maintain a healthy and beautiful smile.