Emergency Dentistry Services

Dental emergencies can arise at any time and cause pain, toothache and stress, especially if you have not yet established yourself with a dentist in Korumburra, Inverloch or the surrounding areas. 

Whether you are a new patient or one of our loyal long-time patients, you can count on Dr Sean How and Dr Shal Main Chan to eliminate your tooth pain and help you on the path to a healthy, comfortable smile.

Types of Dental Emergencies

The most common types of dental emergencies typically begin with pain or toothache. Since conditions, such as decay and periodontal disease, rarely present symptoms in the early stages, by the time pain develops, it is an indication that the condition is well advanced and requires an emergency dental visit.

Other emergencies requiring immediate treatment include:

  • Severe inflammation (swelling) of the gums, face or jaw
  • Broken or fractured tooth
  • Avulsed (knocked-out) permanent tooth
  • Sudden sensitivity to hot food or liquids
  • Dislodged tooth due to trauma
  • Trauma due to sport or auto injury

Other dental emergencies may require prompt, but not immediate treatment and include:

  • A broken or lost dental crown
  • Loose or broken filling
  • Damaged restorations, dentures or partial dentures
  • Chipped tooth
  • Injury to the gum tissue (with controlled bleeding)

It is also important to note that in the case of head, neck or jaw trauma, a trip to hospital can rule out a life-threating injury. We will care for your teeth and dental concerns once you are medically stable.

Dental Emergency Appointments

If you ever wonder whether your symptoms require an emergency visit, we invite you to get in touch. Our team will ask questions about your symptoms and help you decide if an immediate trip to our Korumburra or Inverloch surgeries is recommended.

We treat all types of dental emergencies:

  • Swelling
  • Pain relief
  • Tooth repair
  • Draining abscesses
  • Broken teeth
  • Root canals
  • Extractions

When you arrive, we will make you comfortable straight away. Dental emergencies can feel traumatic, and we will take excellent care of you throughout. Dental x-rays will assist our dentists in an accurate diagnosis, and we will always present all treatment options available so that you can make a confident decision.

How to Prevent Dental Emergencies

If everything in your mouth feels fine and your teeth look nice, postponing your regular check-up and clean might be tempting. But since problems with the teeth and underlying bone do not always cause pain or discomfort at first, your routine dental visits are the only way to catch decay, infection, fractures and periodontal disease early. 

Preventive dentistry is the most conservative and affordable way to protect your smile and keep your teeth for a lifetime.

Don’t Ignore Tooth Pain

Our gentle team will care for you when you need us most. Getting started is easy; contact Avid Dental, and we will help you enjoy a pain-free smile again.