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If you’re experiencing tooth pain or discomfort in your mouth, visit our emergency dentist in the Perth CBD for any dental treatment needed. At Perth City Dental, our dentist is experienced with emergency cases and will always endeavour to accommodate emergency dental appointments. But when should you see an emergency dentist in Perth?

Perth City Dental has an emergency dentist in Perth for any dental treatment needed.

Dental pain can be a debilitating and frustrating experience for you or your loved one. It is recommended that you visit an emergency dentist when experiencing any pain or discomfort. Whether your problem stems from a toothache, a broken or chipped tooth or wisdom tooth pain, we aim to always treat the cause of the discomfort and alleviate the symptoms as soon as possible. At Perth City Dental, our emergency dentist can assess your situation and if a referral to a Perth specialist is required, we will first provide emergency dental treatment and settle any discomfort or sensitivity in the meantime.

What is considered a dental emergency?

Not sure if you have a dental emergency or not? Below are some common dental concerns that may be deemed an emergency and require urgent care, as well as some tips for things you can do if you are unable to see a dentist immediately.

  • Toothache: Floss the aching area and ensure any potential build up is removed. Rinse your mouth with some warm water.
  • Broken or cracked tooth: Do an immediate cold-water rinse and reduce swelling by applying a cold compress.
  • Fractured jaw: Seek immediate medical assistance to prevent further injury.
  • Broken dentures: At-home denture repair kits are ill-advised. Try to make a denture repair appointment for as soon as possible.
  • Lost or broken fillings and crowns: Applying clove oil to the affected area will numb the pain. Ensure you get an appointment with your dentist as soon as possible.
  • Infection: Contact your dentist as soon as possible. You may require pain relief or antibiotics to treat the infection.
  • Wisdom tooth: Rinse mouth with warm salty water and apply a cold compress for up to 20 minutes. Call the dentist immediately.
  • Collision: For any dental trauma that may include a knocked-out tooth, ensure the tooth stays moist and avoid touching the root. You may try to hold it back in place or between your cheeks and gums. If you cannot, we recommend placing it in a container of milk. Contact the Perth City Dental team immediately.

Pain relief for your dental emergency until your next appointment

If you’re experiencing pain in your gums or teeth and have a dental emergency, but can’t get into an appointment as soon as possible, there are a few things you can do to assist with pain relief in the meantime, until you can see your dentist. Please note: the following information provided is general advice, and depending on the severity of your pain, may or may not assist. If you are in pain, please contact your dentist immediately.

Take pain relief medication: Taking pain relief medication such as Panadol will help to provide some relief from the pain you are experiencing. If there is swelling, an ibuprofen or an aspirin will help to provide some relief to the swelling before your appointment.

Gargle salt water: Gargling salt water not only helps to clean the area by removing any bacteria in your mouth and/or around the affected area, but it also may help to provide relief to the swelling.

Apply ice: Apply a cold ice pack to your cheek, on the outside of the area that is affected by the pain. We recommend that you avoid placing any ice inside your mouth, or directly onto the gum or tooth where the pain is, as the area may be extremely sensitive.

Out of hours emergency dental

We understand that not all emergencies occur during office hours and some emergency dentists in Perth are not accommodating to this. If you are looking for an emergency dentist in the Perth area, or within proximity to the CBD, then give the team here at Perth City Dental a call. For after hours emergencies, call the practice on (08) 9321 5721 and leave a detailed message. Your call will be attended to immediately at the opening of the next business day.

Conveniently located in the CBD, Perth City Dental is there for you when you need an emergency dentist in Perth.