Emergency Dentistry Werribee

Your trusted emergency dentist in Werribee

When you encounter unexpected dental trauma such as breaking a tooth or sudden severe pain from an infection, it is important to keep a level head and act fast to prevent any permanent damage to your teeth. If you find yourself in such a situation, call our trusted clinic and we’ll walk you through exactly what you need to do until you can make it to our practice.

We’ve put together some of the most common emergencies we treat at Wyndham Dental, read on for more information on how we can help you!


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Did you know there are different types of toothaches? While  it can be pain that presents itself only when you bite and chew it can also be a throbbing, dull ache or a sudden, sharp pain that could be triggered by certain things you consume (for example, iced drinks or hot food). These are all common signs and symptoms of an infected or abscessed tooth. If you are experiencing swelling in the face, this is a sign of an immune response to a severe infection so we recommend contacting us straight away.

Our dentist will be able to take a look and give you a diagnosis to help you manage the pain. Until you manage to get to our clinic we recommend that you try gently rinsing out your mouth with warm water and placing a cold compress against the affected area to reduce any inflammation.


Dental Trauma / Sports-Related Injuries

Dental trauma or injuries can be quite distressing, especially when it is your permanent tooth that has been knocked out of its socket. This is a time-critical operation and acting fast is a must so that we can to try and save your tooth.

  • Handle the tooth by its crown and not by the root.
  • Clean the tooth using saline or running water.
  • Do not store the tooth in water, rather keep it pressed inside the socket where it came out of or place it in milk to make sure it doesn’t dry up.
  • We recommend applying a cold compress against your face until you can reach our clinic to help ease the pain and swelling.

If you’re physically active, the chances of dental trauma are quite high. Consider wearing a protective mouthguard so you can keep your teeth safe and sound. Ultimately, the cost of fixing your broken tooth may be greater than the cost of a fitted mouthguard! Interested in getting a mouthguard custom-made for your smile? Contact our team for an appointment.

Broken/Lost Dental Work

Dental crowns and veneers in particular are used as protective covers for the teeth that they are placed on. If you have a dislodged crown or filling, these teeth are no longer protected and could easily be damaged. Your tooth may chip and pieces could break off unless you call us as soon as possible to repair it. If this happens to you, store your dislodged crown or veneer in a safe place.

In the chance that we are able to reattach it, make sure to avoid hard foods that might hurt your teeth when biting.

If you wear dentures and you find them breaking apart, store them together in a bag and visit our practice.


Wisdom Teeth Removal

If your wisdom teeth have recently emerged and you’re suffering from jaw tenderness/pain, bad breath and bleeding gums, this could mean that your wisdom teeth have only partially emerged or don’t have enough space to properly erupt. You’ll have to get wisdom teeth removed as it could have terrible consequences. Visit our page on wisdom teeth to find out more about how we can help you!

At Wyndham Dental we have emergency dentists that are dedicated to ensuring swift treatment for any dental emergency and the best dental care at all times. Give us a call and fit in your appointment as soon as possible if you experience any of the above!

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