Comfort, convenience, and your safety are our top priorities here at Premier Walk-In Dental. When a pressing dental problem randomly happens, you shouldn’t have to frantically web search for a “dentist near me.” You need a dental home that’ll be there for you in your times of need. Dr. Kumar knows how important it is to have a beautiful smile. If your smile becomes damaged, she’s here—along with our supportive office team—to provide same day dental care and procedures when needed. Even if your dental emergency brings you by our office for the very first time, we would be delighted to welcome you as a new member of our dental family.
Get Prepared for Common Dental Emergencies
If your injury causes dental pain, swelling, bleedings, or an obvious cosmetic issue with your smile, you’re experiencing a dental emergency. Some are more bearable than others. Common dental emergencies are chipped or fractured teeth, a knocked-out tooth and severe toothaches. Other issues could include dental abscesses, teeth that are shifted to one side, damaged dental prosthetitcs, fractured jaws, or deep cuts to your soft tissues. Whatever trauma your mouth is suffering from, contact Dr. Kumar for swift dental care. Here are some ways to safely make it to our office with your dental emergency.
Chipped tooth, filling, or crown
Depending on how weak your teeth are or how much wear and tear they’ve undergone, you could be susceptible to a cracked tooth at any time. Some patients can even crack a tooth by eating one of their favorite foods. Don’t panic. If you chip a tooth, save the pieces in a sealed bag or container, keeping them moist with salt water or milk. Cover the sharp edges in your mouth with orthodontic wax, denture adhesive, or sugar-free gum. Contact your emergency dentist in Melbourne for help right away or simply got the office for a walk-in appointment.
A dental abscess is essentially a hole in a tooth caused by decay and infection. If you have a dental abscess, you may experience symptoms like a painful toothache, drainage, a fever, and swelling of the jaw and gums. Apply a cold compress (20 minutes on and 20 minutes off) to reduce swelling. Take over the counter pain medication to help manage the pain until you’re able to make it to our office. Remember, it’s still important to act promptly because there have been cases where an abscessed tooth has become deadly!
Knocked out tooth
A sudden hard blow to the face can knock out a tooth. The chance of your saving it increases if you get to our office within an hour of the dental accident. Rinse the tooth in warm water, leaving any remaining soft tissue attached. Place the tooth back in the socket. Hold it there while quickly getting to our office. If you cannot replace it, put it between your cheek and gum or in a sealed container with milk or water to keep it moisturized.
Foreign object lodged between two teeth
Attempt to remove the object with dental floss. If you cannot dislodge it, call your emergency dentist for advice. DO NOT use foreign objects like scissors or safety pins to try to remove the object.
Broken jaw or deep laceration
Please go to the nearest hospital emergency room. These conditions require immediate medical attention. Contact our office after your priority health concerns have been addressed.
You Deserve Prompt Emergency Care
If you have a pressing problem, you shouldn’t have to wait to be seen or schedule an appointment that could take hours or days to actually get in the office. If you choose to visit Premier Walk-In Dental, you’ll guaranteed to be seen the same day! Contact us if you need advice or directions while traveling to our office.