In case of emergencies, we offer after hours appointments, however, if there are no appointments available or there is no one available to answer your call at our clinic, please try contacting one of the following:
The Northern Hospital
185 Cooper Street
Epping VIC 3076
Ph: (03) 8405 8000
The Royal Dental Hospital
1/720 Swanston Street
Carlton VIC 3053
Ph: 1300 360 054
What to do in case of an emergency:
Very persistent toothache is always a sign that you need to see a dentist as soon as practicable. In the meantime, you should try to obtain relief by rinsing the mouth with water and trying to clean out debris from any obvious cavities. Use dental floss to remove any food that might be trapped within the cavity (especially between the teeth).
If swelling is present, place a cold compress to the outside of the cheek (DO NOT HEAT). Take pain relief if necessary, using pain medicines that you know you are safe with. Remember, no pain relief tablets will work directly on the tooth. They must be swallowed as directed. If placed on the tooth, they can cause more trouble (especially aspirin).
Braces or retainers
If a wire is causing irritation, cover the end of the wire with a small cotton ball or a piece of gauze or soft wax. If a wire is embedded in the cheek, tongue or gum tissue, DO NOT attempt to remove it; let the dentist do it. If there is a loose or broken appliance, GO TO THE ORTHODONTIST OR DENTIST.
Knocked out tooth
If dirty, rinse tooth in milk holding it by the crown (not roots). If not available, use water (few seconds only) or have patient suck it clean, then put the tooth back in the socket. If the tooth cannot be replanted, wrap in Glad Wrap or place it in milk or in the patient’s mouth inside the cheek. Go to a dentist within 30 minutes if possible. Time is critical for successful replanting.
Try to clean debris from the injured area with warm water. If caused by a blow, place a cold compress on the face next to the injured tooth to minimize swelling. Try to find all the bits that are missing and bring them to the dentist, keeping them moist. Some broken bits can be bonded back onto the teeth almost invisibly. Go to the dentist as soon as practicable.
Bitten tongue or lip
Apply direct pressure to bleeding area with a clean cloth. If swelling is present, apply cold compress. If bleeding does not stop readily or the bite is severe, go to the dentist or hospital.
Objects wedged between teeth
Try to remove the object with dental floss. Guide the floss in carefully so as not to cut the gums. If unsuccessful, go to the dentist.
Same Day Emergency Appointment
If you have dental emergencies, call your emergency dentist at United Smiles as soon as possible. We offer same-day appointment for dental emergencies in Mernda and surrounds.
Call us on (03) 8682 8658 during business hours. Our clinic is open from Monday to Saturday. We offer a full range of general and dental emergency services and treat almost any type of dental emergency cases.
For any dental needs and urgent care, visit us here at United Smiles in Mernda.
Same day dental emergency appointment guaranteed!