We’re still open
With COVID-19 safety measures in place, we’re here to support you with your dental care needs.
If you need to book an emergency dental appointment or want to discuss a dental problem with our staff, please call us right away.
Dental emergencies should be treated by a dentist as soon as possible.
At Dental Lounge, we reserve time during business hours for clients with dental emergencies. This is to avoid unnecessary wait times that could impact your treatment. If it’s too painful to talk on the phone, ask a friend or relative to help communicate your condition to our friendly staff, so we can fit you in as soon as possible.
There’s no dental problem too big or too small for our expert team and we’re attentive and non-judgmental in our approach. The latest technology combined with surgical expertise helps us diagnose and treat your pain faster, and our practice is designed to provide a comfortable environment for a quick recovery.
5 common types of dental emergency and what to do
Stay calm and try to find the tooth, as there’s every chance we’ll be able to re-attach it. Handle it by the crown (the top), not the root, taking care not to scrape or rub away any tissue fragments. If the tooth is dirty, try to rinse it in milk or your saliva. Then try to gently hold it in place in the socket. If you’re not able to replant the tooth, keep it moist by immersing it in milk or saliva (just not water), sealing it in plastic wrap, or placing it in your mouth next to the cheek.
Timing is critical so contact us immediately for an emergency appointment.
This could be caused by nerve pain in the tooth or by infected teeth or gums. You may also experience pain in the jaw. The best thing to do is rinse your mouth with warm water to clean it out. If there’s swelling, place a cold compress to the outside of your mouth or cheek. Try gently using dental floss to remove any food caught in the between your teeth. For quick dental pain relief, we may recommend some over-the-counter medication. For persisting pain, come and see us as soon as possible.
Chipped, fractured or cracked tooth
Clean the area by rinsing your mouth with warm water. If there’s swelling, place a cold compress to the outside of your mouth or cheek. Fractured or cracked teeth may require extractions or root canal therapy. We advise visiting us as soon as possible so we can assess the severity of the chip, crack or fracture.
Broken or lost fillings and crowns
Fillings or crowns can fall out over time if a cavity develops under them. Or they can become dislodged because of trauma. In either case it can be painful as the exposed middle layer (dentine) of the tooth becomes sensitive to hot or cold foods. A new filling or crown will be needed so visit us as soon as you can.
Usually caused by the accumulation of plaque and tartar along the gumline, bleeding gums can be an early indication of gum disease. Therefore, it’s important to book an emergency dental appointment as soon as possible. We’ll carry out a full clean to remove plaque and tartar from the gums and teeth. We may also provide antibiotics and perform scaling and root planing to restore gum health.