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For Dental Emergency, call us on (08) 9242 4400 for immediate attention.

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322 Vincent St, Leederville

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Accidents happen, and knowing what to do when one happens can mean the difference between saving and losing a tooth.

Any dental emergency like an injury to the teeth or gums can be potentially serious and should not be disregarded.

Ignoring a dental problem can increase the chance of permanent damage as well as the need for more advanced and expensive treatment later on.

Signs You’re Headed for a Dental Emergency

When it comes to your oral health, don’t ignore these seemingly small problems as they can quickly turn into big, painful, and expensive ones!

  • Toothache
  • Loosened tooth
  • Swelling along the jaw or around the mouth
  • Dental abscess
  • A general sense of malaise or feeling worn down all the time
  • A metallic or bitter taste in the mouth
  • Jaw pain
  • Headaches
  • Chronic headache and a low-grade fever associated with toothache
  • Oral burns, cuts, and abrasions

Most Common Dental Emergencies

Here are some tips for addressing common dental emergencies:

Toothaches

  • Thoroughly rinse your mouth with warm water.
  • Use dental floss to remove any food stuck in the affected area.
  • If swelling occurs, apply a cold compress outside the mouth or cheek.
  • Never put a painkiller against the gums near the aching tooth as it may burn the gum tissue.
  • See your Leederville dentist as soon as possible.

Knocked-out Tooth

  • Stay calm and find the tooth.
  • Hold it by the crown, not the root – be careful not to scrape or rub away any tissues.
  • If possible, rinse the tooth quickly in milk or saliva to remove any dirt.
  • Gently replant the tooth in the socket (for permanent teeth only).
  • If you’re not able to replant the tooth, keep it moist by soaking it in milk or saliva, sealing it in plastic wrap, or placing it in the mouth next to the cheek.
  • Contact your Leederville dentist immediately for an emergency appointment.

Fractured tooth

  • Thoroughly rinse your mouth with warm water.
  • Use a cold compress or ice pack to reduce swelling.
  • Take ibuprofen instead of aspirin, for pain.
  • Immediately get to your Leederville dentist, who will decide treatment based on how badly the tooth is broken.

Objects Lodged Between Teeth

  • Use dental floss to gently and carefully remove the lodged object.
  • If the above technique is not effective, see your Leederville dentist.
  • Never use a pin or other sharp and pointed objects to poke at a stuck object. These can cut your gums or scratch your tooth.

Bitten Lip, Tongue or Cheek

  • Clean the area gently with lukewarm saltwater.
  • Apply pressure to the area using an ice pack wrapped in a clean cloth or a cold compress outside the area. This will reduce bleeding and prevent any swelling.
  • If bleeding still continues after about 15 minutes, see your dentist.

Lost Filling or Crown

If a cavity develops under a filling or crown, it can loosen and eventually fall out. It can be painful because the exposed middle layer of the tooth is highly sensitive to any hot or cold temperatures. A new filling or crown will be needed so, visit your Leederville dentist as soon as you can, for a solution.

Dental Abscess

  • To alleviate the pain and draw the pus toward the surface, try rinsing your mouth with lukewarm saltwater solution several times a day.
  • See your Leederville dentist as soon as possible.

Dental Emergency Treatment at Dentists on Vincent

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We are here to help you, any time, any day. When your dental health is at risk, we will do everything we can to make sure that you’re treated immediately.

While dental emergencies are rare, they can still happen, and it’s important to know how to take care of your teeth no matter what happens.

Visit your Leederville dentist today!

Call us on (08) 9242 4400 or request your appointment online.

We are located at 322 Vincent Street in Leederville.

Frequently Asked
Questions

How soon should I see a dentist?
Immediately. Getting to your dentist within 30 minutes can make the difference between saving or losing a tooth.
What can I do to be prepared?
Pack an emergency dental-care kit, including:

  • Your Leederville dentist’s phone numbers (home and office)
  • Handkerchief
  • Gauze
  • Small container with lid
  • Ibuprofen (Not aspirin. Aspirin may cause excessive bleeding in a dental emergency)
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Contact Info

Dentists on Vincent

Address: 322 Vincent St, Leederville, WA 6007

Phone: (08) 9242 4400

Email: smile@dentistsonvincent.com.au

Opening Hours

Mon: Closed

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Sat:

Sun: Closed

PARKING/PUBLIC TRANSPORT

There is ample car parking across the road from the practice

There are cafe's and eateries within walking distance

LOCATION

Dentists on Vincent is located in Leederville, 14 min from Northbridge and only short stroll from Leederville Oval and Water Corporation

Leederville dentist also serving local communities in West Leederville, Northbridge, North Perth, Wembley, Floreat, Mount Hawthorn, Subiaco, Menora, Coolbinia and Jolimont.