Dental Emergency

Molonglo Dental Surgery

Knowing what to do – and who to call – during a dental emergency can help to prevent a difficult situation from getting a lot worse.

We do cater for after hours emergency. 0457123000 to book after hours emergency. In the event of a medical emergency, call your treating Doctor or 000 immediately.

Dental pain usually comes without any warning. When a dental emergency strikes, the worst thing you can do is panic. What you need to do is stay calm, pick up the phone and book an Emergency Appointment with a trusted dentist that offers Dental Emergency Services.

Not all dental clinics offer emergency services, so it is always a good idea to have the contact of an Emergency Dentist on hand. Not only will you be in the care of a professional dentist, but he or she will also be trained to handle your situation in a calm and methodical way.

At Molonglo Dental Surgery, we give priority to patients who are caught in a dental emergency. We understand that it can be a trying situation, particularly if children are involved. However, it is important to stay calm so that you do not overreact or generate unnecessary tension.

At Molonglo Dental Surgery, you can find assurance in a team of Emergency Dental Professionals who are trained to handle situations such as the one you’re in. Not only do we provide Emergency Appointments as a matter of priority, but we are also professionally equipped to handle emergency situations and patients who may be in physical pain or under emotional stress.

Whether the dental situation has to do with an injury or accident, sudden pain or trauma, it can be managed in a calm and professional way. Do not delay responding to a dental emergency. If you are experiencing one right now, stay calm and call Molonglo Dental Surgery on 02 6287 1222. We do cater for after – hours emergency. Call 0457123000 to book after hours emergency. In the event of a medical emergency, call your treating GP or 000 immediately.

Our Operating Hours 
Monday: 08.30am – 7 pm
Tuesday: 08.30am – 7 pm
Wednesday: 08.30am – 7 pm
Thursday: 08.30am – 6 pm
Friday: 08.30am – 6 pm
Saturday: 9.00am -1 pm
Sunday: 9.00am -1 pm
Public holiday: By Appointment

What to do in a Dental Emergency

If you cannot reach us fast enough when a dental emergency strikes – perhaps during an overseas trip or in the middle of the night – the following tips may come in handy to offer temporary pain relief until you receive professional help:

Dental pain: One of the most common dental emergency problems, dental pain is usually caused by tooth decay. The toothaches may also be accompanied by swollen gums or jaw pains. For temporary relief, apply a cold compress outside your cheeks around the affected area. You may also rinse your mouth with a mild salt solution to clean the area.

Note: If your dental pain comes and goes, do not ignore it as it will only become worse over time.

Fractured or broken teeth: Rinse your mouth with a mild salt solution to clean the area and remove any food debris. You can try to stop the bleeding by applying pressure to the tooth with a handkerchief or small towel.

If the tooth is completely knocked out, locate the missing tooth, place it in a cup of milk and call a dentist right away. If that is not possible, you can also try to reinsert the tooth back into the socket. Best done by a dentist, it is still possible to save the tooth if it is reinserted within one to two hours of being knocked out.

Objects caught between teeth: Do not attempt to remove the object by force or it may further injure your tooth. Rinse your mouth with warm water and if possible, slowly nudge at the object and pull it out gently. If you feel pain when tugging the object, stop pulling immediately.

Air pressure: Some people find that plane travels can exacerbate their dental pain. It is, therefore, a good idea to take pain relief medication in such situations. It also helps to see your dentist as soon as you touch down. You may take advantage of our convenient online booking system to secure your appointment via your mobile device.

The best thing to do in a dental emergency is to pick up the phone and call us straight away on 02 6287 1222. By assessing your situation over the phone, we will be able to advise you on what to do next.