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Barossa Valley Emergency Dentist

Dental emergencies are like any other medical emergency in that you need high-quality care at the earliest possible opportunity and in some cases, immediately. Dental emergencies come in many shapes and forms. Some of these include:

  • Accidents and trauma 
  • Sport-related injuries
  • Emergency extractions
  • Knocked-out teeth 
  • Fractures, cracks and chips
  • Toothaches and oral pain
  • Swelling and abscesses 
  • Lost fillings
  • Complications resulting from oral surgery  
  • Inner cheeks or lips that have been bitten
  • Oral infections
  • Root canals, and much more.

Some emergency cases require more urgent care than others. However, in all emergency cases, you need dental care almost immediately to increase the odds of saving your teeth and/or preventing infections from arising. Furthermore, providing pain relief is also a major priority during an emergency situation which is where Barossa Valley Dental can help.

Common Dental Emergencies And How To Deal With Them

Toothaches – Toothaches are by far the most common oral health emergency that we see among our Barossa Valley patients. Toothaches are indicative of other oral health complications that might be exacerbated if not attended to promptly.

However, before you head to our clinic for emergency care, you should thoroughly rinse your mouth with warm salty water. If the tooth isn’t overly sensitive, floss to remove any solid particles from around the tooth as they might be the cause the pain. Once this is done, please call us and schedule an appointment immediately. 

Emergency Extraction – In the case of severe damage to your tooth, you might need an emergency tooth extraction. Most emergency teeth extractions are due to lack of treatment when the oral complication is still relatively benign. That said, we still try to save your tooth as we feel it is important to give our patients the option to save their teeth where possible. This means if we can save your tooth with a dental crown or root canal, we will give you that option.

Knocked-Out Teeth – Another reason Barossa Valley residents seek emergency oral care is to treat knocked out teeth. We take care of numerous patients whose teeth have been knocked out of their sockets. This could be as a result of a work-related accident or, more commonly, sports-related injuries. 

If your tooth has been knocked out, pick up the tooth (by the crown only) and gently wash it with some milk or saline water for a few seconds. Replant the tooth into the socket the right way and hold in place with a handkerchief. Alternatively, immerse the tooth in milk to keep it moist and head straight to our dental clinic for emergency treatment.

Abscesses And Swelling – Another oral health complication you should never ignore is an abscess. Typically, they do not heal themselves and antibiotics might not be enough to fix the issue as they will not get rid of the infection source. If you have an abscess or any painful swelling, please visit our dental clinic at the soonest available opportunity.

Dental emergencies can arise at any time of the day or night and are completely unplanned. However, you can rest assured that Barossa Valley Dental is always here for you in your time of need. Please don’t hesitate to call us today for any emergency dentist service you may need!