Emergency Dental Care
Dental emergencies are not only inconvenient, but they can also be a bit scary. At Gawler Dental Clinic, we know that when you are experiencing a dental emergency, not knowing what to do is normal. We welcome your call when an urgent dental issue arises, and our experienced team will talk you through it. We can answer your questions and help you determine whether you need to be seen immediately—or if we can arrange an appointment for our next open time slot.
Common Dental Emergencies and Treatment
When you have a mild toothache that suddenly takes a turn for the worse, you might have a tooth infection. Treatment will likely require a root canal. The best course of action is usually a call to our Gawler, SA dental clinic, and we will arrange for you to come in for a root canal.
For a knocked-out tooth, time is of the essence. It’s crucial that you get to the dentist as quickly as possible if we are going to have a chance of saving the tooth. Put it back in the socket if you can; if you cannot, keep the tooth moist with saliva or milk until you get to our Gawler, SA dental office.
If you have lost a filling or other dental restoration, and if you have located it, be sure to bring it in with you to your dental appointment. Unless you are in pain, we can probably wait to see you until our next open regular appointment.
When you are injured as a result of a car accident or trauma, and if you are bleeding from the mouth and it won’t stop or if you suspect you have broken your jaw, you must get to the nearest emergency department for treatment. A family member or friend can always call us from hospital if there are issues that need the attention of a dentist.
Avoiding Future Dental Emergencies
Many people don’t realise that the best way to avoid dental emergencies is by visiting your dentist twice a year for examinations and cleans. Regular check-ups allow your dentist to spot potential issues while they are still small and easier to treat. For instance, a small cavity that we miss because you skip biannual dental visits could turn into a tooth infection that requires an emergency root canal. Preventive dentistry is your best defence against potential dental emergencies.
We Warmly Welcome New Patients to Our Gawler, SA Dental Clinic
If you are facing the uncertainty of a dental emergency, don’t hesitate to call Gawler Dental Clinic. We can answer your enquiries and advise you on the best course of action. We leave time in our schedule for dental emergencies, and we will do our best to see you the same day. Our goal is to make sure you are comfortable; we can arrange follow-up treatment if needed.