Emergency Dentistry serving Melbourne
We can help you with:
- Tooth Pain
- Broken Teeth
- Knocked-Out Teeth
- Partially Dislodged Teeth
- Lost or Loose Filling, Crown, or Bridge
- Abscessed Teeth
- Children’s Dental Emergencies
- Something Stuck Between the Teeth
What do I do if I have a dental emergency?
If you are experiencing tooth pain, you need to first check to see if there is anything stuck between your teeth. If there is, try to dislodge the object with dental floss. However, if the source of the pain is not visible, contact our office immediately. This could be the sign of a tooth infection, which is very serious. Do not apply aspirin or other painkillers directly to the gums, as it will not help and will damage the tissue.
Knocked-Out Tooth or Partially Dislodged Tooth
If your tooth gets knocked out, save it! Avoid holding the root and try to gently clean off any debris before storing the tooth in a glass of milk to preserve it. Bring this cup with you after you call our as soon as you can after the injury, and we may be able to restore your original tooth.
If your tooth is partially dislodged, try to gently push it back into its socket. Immediately call our office for an appointment. In some cases, we can reposition and splint the tooth into place and it may make a full recovery. Sometimes, the tooth will require root canal therapy to be completely restored.
In either situation, it is imperative that you call our office and come in immediately, time is of the essence with knocked out or dislodged teeth. The sooner the tooth is restored to its natural position, the more likely it is to make a full recovery.
If your gums have a pimple-like spot or spots near a particular tooth that are painful or tender to the touch, you may have an abscessed tooth, which calls for urgent dental care. Call our dental office immediately to prevent this from spreading to other teeth or areas of your mouth.
If you experience a broken tooth, call our office as soon as possible to arrange an appointment. Without immediate treatment, the tooth can become painful, develop an abscess and ultimately you could lose your tooth.
Lost or Loose Filling, Crown or Bridge
If your crown or bridge has come off, save it! If the tooth/teeth under it does not have any decay or is not broken, and the crown or bridge is still intact and still fits, we may be able to recement it in place. Call us right away to arrange an appointment, and remember to bring it with you!
Do you have a lost or loose filling? Call us right away to arrange an appointment. If not taken care of soon, you could develop recurrent decay, which can lead to more involved and expensive treatment, or even worse, the loss of the tooth.
Children’s Dental Emergencies
Children are growing and can be uncoordinated and experience many dental-related accidents or emergencies. For any of the examples listed above, call us immediately to arrange an emergency visit for your little one. We always strive to see our emergency patient’s the same day!
Please call us immediately if you encounter any of these problems. Our dental emergency team can treat patients from Melbourne, Palm Bay, Viera, Satellite Beach, Indialantic, Indian Harbour Beach, Melbourne Beach, and other nearby cities.