Tooth pain can be debilitating and disrupt your life. It can strike anytime, day or night.
If you find yourself in pain and need an emergency dental appointment, contact our understanding team at Coogee Plaza Dental to make an emergency, short notice or afterhours dental appointment.
We are your local Perth emergency and afterhours dentist; we’re here to help when you need us most.
We keep a few appointments open every day for emergencies and will make every effort to fit you in.
How can we help?
Our caring emergency dental team are experienced in treatments for:
- Chipped, cracked or broken teeth
- Breakages of crowns, bridges, veneers or orthodontic braces
- Dental abscesses
- Wisdom tooth pain
- Dental infections
- Denture issues, including breakages
- Any other dental emergencies
Emergency dental treatments are designed to resolve your immediate problem and help you get on with your day without pain. Ongoing treatment may be needed to completely resolve your dental issue.
Coogee Plaza Dental is a full-service dental clinic and is well equipped and capable of resolving even the most complex dental issues. Following your emergency appointment, our experienced team will work with you to build a treatment plan to ensure your issues are completely resolved for the long-term and you do not continue to suffer pain.
Dental emergencies can many times be prevented by avoiding trauma to your mouth. Precautions such as wearing a mouthguard when playing sport, avoiding chewing hard things such as ice or boiled lollies and avoiding opening things with your teeth can prevent damage to your teeth.
Emergency Dental FAQs
What is the first thing I should do if I have a toothache?
Give our friendly team a call to discuss your dental issue. We will determine if you need an emergency dental appointment or a general appointment with one of our dentists.
Over the counter painkillers can provide short-term comfort. Always make sure you read the instructions and recommended dosage to ensure you don’t exceed a safe dose.
My face is swelling, or I have a lump on my jaw, what should I do?
Either of these can be caused by an infection or an abscess under a tooth or in your gum that will need immediate attention. The swelling or your tooth / gum may be sensitive, sore or warm to touch.
Call our caring team to make an appointment to diagnose and treat the issue. We may need to drain an abscess and/or prescribe you antibiotics to manage the infection.
I’ve damaged my teeth what should I do?
You may have had an accident that has caused you to break, fracture, chip, damage, extrude or otherwise injure your teeth
Contact our emergency dental treatment team immediately to book an appointment.
If your tooth is fractured or broken, it can be restored with a composite, a permanent crown or removal and replacement of the tooth, depending on the severity of the damage.
If you have an extruded tooth (or a tooth that has been knocked out of place), apply gentle pressure with your finger to put it back in its right place and make an immediate dental appointment.
If the tooth has been knocked out of its socket, don’t try to force it back in, realign it as much as possible and make an immediate appointment with your dentist.
I’ve lost a tooth in an accident, what do I do?
If your tooth has been completed knocked out of your mouth, very carefully clean the tooth by washing it in cold, fresh water. Do not touch the root as they are easily damaged. If you feel up to it, after cleaning the tooth, try to put it gently back into the socket. Make sure it’s the right way around, though! Call your dentist to make an immediate appointment.
Sometimes teeth can be re-implanted, but this must be within 30 minutes of the injury.
If you can’t replace the tooth in its socket, put it in a glass of cold milk and call your dentist immediately to make an appointment. Bring the tooth in the milk with you to the appointment.
My dental crown has fallen out, what should I do?
If possible, keep your crown safe, it will likely be able to be reattached. Call us to make an emergency dental appointment and bring the crown with you. One of our dentists will check your tooth and let you know if your crown can be re-cemented or if further treatment is needed.
I’ve broken my denture, how can it be fixed?
Dentures are generally easy to repair. It’s best not to try to repair them yourself, as it may make it more difficult and expensive for us to fix properly. Keep your broken dentures clean and safe. Bring your broken dentures with you to your appointment and our team will quickly and effectively fix it for you.
Are you ready to start improving your smile?
Contact us today to arrange dental hygiene appointment in Coogee Plaza Dental.
Same-day visits are available.