In case of a dental emergency, please call Adelaide City Dental Care on (08) 8212 3880.
Dental emergencies can include:
- Interstate and overseas visitors with tooth trouble
- Broken denture
- Loose or lost crown
- Broken or chipped teeth
- Falls with facial impact
- Facial or gum swelling
- Dental pain
We can provide you with prompt advice to assist you and we can arrange and appointment to see you.
Dental pain can be experienced by:
- Pain when chewing
- Lasting, spontaneous throbbing
- Throbbing triggered by heat or cold
- A sensitive, broken tooth
- Erupting wisdom tooth causing swelling
- A broken tooth which is sharp and “cutting” your cheek or tongue.
What can you do about your dental emergency in the meantime?
- Take pain relief if you can tolerate it. Follow the instructions on the medication re dosage and keep it regular. An anti-inflammatory like Nurofen, or combination like Maxigesic works well.
- Avoid the area if possible, stimulating the problem can be quite uncomfortable
- Some dental pain will respond to rinsing with warm salt water
- A cracked tooth will sometimes react to sweet things and firm food
- Relax and have a lie down-rest does wonders
If you have any facial swelling, please contact our practice on (08) 8212 3880, and advise our staff immediately.
A broken tooth may present as an area where food is becoming stuck. You may notice a “cracking” sound upon biting, or the tooth may have had a knock. A broken tooth can be sharp or rough and you may have noticed it with your tongue. Broken teeth will always feel like a large break, but chances are we can restore your tooth with a simple filling. We allow time in an emergency appointment to complete a filling, but in some cases, we may need to perform a more involved restoration which may require another appointment time.