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Emergency Dental Care at Officer Dental Care

Woman with mouth painAt Officer Dental Care, we understand dental emergencies can suddenly arise with little warning. This is why our experienced team designate space for emergency appointments every day. We’re always on-hand to assist you with any concerns you or your family may have.

What Should I Do in A Dental Emergency?

Here’s everything you need to know if you find yourself in one of the situations listed below. For more information or to talk to a member of our caring team, please call 03 8608 7974.

Toothache from Abscess: Do you have a persistent and throbbing pain in your mouth or jaw that is keeping you awake at night? If this pain isn’t being alleviated by pain medication, then it is recommended that you come in to our practice to seek assistance. Additionally, if you have swelling or fever and a continued reaction to heat, cold or pressure, then treatment is required.

We recommend only using a cold compress or rinsing your mouth with tepid salt water to ease the discomfort until you can make it to our practice. Additionally, if possible, please have a friend or family member drive you to your appointment.

Knocked Out Tooth: It isn’t uncommon to lose a tooth due to a sporting injury or other trauma. Note that a knocked-out tooth can sometimes be saved if you seek emergency dental assistance within 30 minutes. If your tooth has been knocked out of its socket yet you have the tooth with you, please do the following ASAP.

  • Pick up the tooth holding it by the crown (not the freshly exposed roots)
  • Preferably, rinse the tooth in milk. If milk is unavailable, use clean tepid water.
  • Either keep the tooth in the milk solution until you can get to the dentist or wrap the tooth in a clean material or plastic wrap.
  • If neither of these options are suitable (i.e. due to a lack of water, milk, or clean wrap), you may suck the tooth clean and gently place it back into the socket until you arrive at the dentist.

Broken or Chipped Teeth: This is perhaps one of our most common dental emergencies. If you’ve lost a filling or are experiencing a broken or chipped tooth due to trauma or injury, then we advise that you see your dentist as soon as you can, with urgency depending on the pain present.

If experiencing pain, discomfort, or swelling, placing a cold compress on the face next to the injured tooth may assist to minimize these symptoms.

Braces or Retainer Issues: If your appliance breaks or causes pain and discomfort (i.e. wires sticking into cheeks), then please see your orthodontist or dentist who performed the procedure. Soft wax, a cotton ball or tip, or first-aid kit gauze may be used to cover the part of your appliance that is causing injury until you can seek help.

Give Officer Dental Care a Call

Do you have a dental emergency or need to discuss a concern with our dentists? Please contact us today for assistance.


Emergency Dentist Officer, Beaconsfield, Pakenham, Nar Nar Goon VIC | 03 8608 7974