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Am I Having a Dental Emergency?

lady at table holding jawDental emergencies can strike at any time. There are many different types of oral emergencies, with varying degrees of severity. Knowing what to watch for can help you determine when to schedule an appointment.

Signs of an Emergency

Mild pain or sensitivity can come and go, and may resolve itself. For pain that is manageable with over-the-counter medication, wait 24 hours to see if it subsides. If discomfort persists, we can fit you in for a same-day appointment.

Any ongoing or unmanageable pain should be attended to right away. If you’re in moderate to severe pain, it’s important to provide relief and treat the underlying issue quickly.

Contact us if you have a cracked or chipped tooth. Some cases may require a visit to a GP or the emergency room, like having a tooth knocked out, suffering damage to the face or jaw, or being in a collision.

We Can Help With a Same-Day Appointment

If you’re not sure if you’re experiencing a dental emergency, contact us. We’ll do an assessment over the phone and get you in. Even if we’re not your regular dentist, we can help and pass all details on to your dentist.

* Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

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