Emergency Dentistry Work in Adelaide

Do you have a tooth ache?

There is nothing worse than a toothache, so if you are experiencing a toothache please contact the caring team at MVDC Now! We are proud to offer an unsurpassed level of care, our dentist are professional, caring and will offer gentle and compassionate care.

A toothache start as a small nuisance, and gradually developed into a throb or a sharp shooting pain that keeps you up all night and no pain relief medication can ease pain.

Emergency Dentistry in Adelaide

MVDC has you covered, rapid skilled care during your dental emergency appointment can relief the pain and also save your tooth. Dr. Erika Guerra and our team set aside emergency appointments every day so that we ensure you receive the quick and skilled care you need in case of an emergency. Our team at MVDC are constantly updating their knowledge, education, and skills to become the best dental practitioners they can be.  We have undertaken extensive hours of studies to ensure we handle your dental emergency in the most proficient way.

Can my tooth be saved?

By seeking professional care as soon as possible means that you can potentially save teeth and retain them for life. Also knowing what to do in a dental emergency is just as important, so if you are experiencing a dental emergency please contact our practice as soon as possible, so we can guide you on certain steps you should do before you see us.

What is a dental emergency?

There are multiple dental emergencies and if you are unsure whether you are experiencing a n emergency please do not hesitate to contact us. The following concerns are some of the dental emergencies we treat at MVDC

  • Facial Swelling – needs to be address as soon as possible
  • Broken and cracked teeth
  • Tooth ache
  • Gum swelling
  • Teeth that have experience trauma
  • Lost or damage filling
  • Dislodge crowns, veneers, bridge

After reliving the pain, we encourage our patients to have a follow up appointment, to ensure that the problem is solved and everything has settled and returned to normal. We also advise to have a check-up, as through dental examinations we can identify risky areas and treat them before they become another tooth ache. Minimizing the possibility of a dental emergency can only be done through ongoing good oral health, good diet and regular dental visits

To Book and Emergency Dentistry Appointment
Call us on (08)8382 2410 or contact us online

An emergency dental appointment is commonly sought for issues such as chipped or broken teeth. However, there are other urgent dental situations where procedures like teeth extractions, root canal treatments, or veneers might be required.

Frequently asked questions about Emergency Dentistry

Retrieve the tooth, hold it by the crown (the part that is usually exposed in the mouth), and if it’s dirty remove particles with the patients saliva. Do not scrub it or remove any attached tissue fragments.

If possible, try to put the tooth back in place.

Make sure it’s facing the right way. Never force it into the socket. If it’s not possible to reinsert the tooth in the socket, put the tooth in a small container of milk, wrap in cling film or if possible ask the patient to place the tooth against their cheek in their mouth.

In all cases, see a dentist as quickly as possible. Knocked out teeth with the highest chances of being saved are those seen by the dentist and returned to their socket within 1 hour of being knocked out.

When your child’s baby (or primary) teeth are injured, they can be aesthetically restored, but in general, we don’t recommend placing a knocked out baby tooth. Further damage can be caused to the soft permanent tooth that is still developing underneath

Most chipped or fractured tooth crowns can be repaired either by placing a tooth-colored resin filling or Ceramic restoration.

The bigger the broken-off part, the more likely it is that you’ll need a ceramic crown or ceramic restoration to replace the lost tooth structure. It’s also important to assess the root of the tooth for fractures and the surrounding bone if you’ve had a severe knock to your face or jaw, this can be done using a dental X-ray.

Sometimes you may have a split or cracked tooth but the damage isn’t evident straight away, it’s important to have and cracks or splits not visible treated as soon as possible.

If you’re finding that breathing through your mouth or eating or drinking cold food is painful, the inside of your tooth could be exposed or damaged. If this is the case, you might need root canal treatment.

If you can see blood or a pink area at the centre of the tooth, you may have exposed the nerve of the tooth. Apply a small piece of gauze to the area and bite down gently. Contact us for a dental appointment straight away

Call your dentist ASAP

Try these self-care tips for some temporary relief, while you’re waiting to see your dentist:

  • Rinse your mouth with warm salt water
  • Floss gently to remove built up plaque or food in between teeth
  • Apply a cold compress to your cheek or jaw
  • Take an over-the-counter pain medication, like ibuprofen (Advil, Neurofin), acetaminophen (Panadol), and aspirin can relieve minor pain
  • Numbing gels or pastes, such as benzocaine, can help to dull the pain

Treatment for a toothache depends on the cause or source of pain. If a cavity is causing the toothache, your dentist will remove the decay or infection, fill the cavity or possibly extract the tooth (only if there is no way to save the tooth).

A root canal may be necessary if the cause of the toothache is from an infection of the tooth’s nerve. Bacteria that have worked their way into the inner areas of the tooth causes that type of infection. Your dentist may prescribe an antibiotic, if there is swelling or fever in the jaw to get rid of the infection.

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Hannah Grubb
Hannah Grubb
10/10/2023
The women at this practice are phenomenal. I have had fear of the dentist my entire life due to a traumatic experience as a four year old. I finally bit the bullet last month and went to see Karen the hygienist and she made me feel so comforted. Then I met Erika the dentist and she was wonderful also. Yesterday I had restorative work done and for the first time in my life I wasn’t nervous about going to the dentist. I was so relaxed the entire time. Erika has such a calming, relaxed and professional presence. She continually asked if I was ok through each process and I honestly can’t thank her and her team enough. They’ve changed my life in the sense where I no longer feel scared. I actually can’t wait to go back and have my routinely hygiene appointment. WHAT?! ????
Mark Warner
Mark Warner
23/06/2023
First visit, I saw Dr Polly for an examination and x-rays and Dental Hygienist Steph for a scale and clean.Very impressed with the service. Parking at rear which is great and easy access. Reception staff were friendly and helpful.I would highly recommend. .
Nicole Hayes
Nicole Hayes
29/03/2023
I loved visiting the dentisit in primary school, they always made me feel safe and cared for. Dr Polly and the team made me think of those primary school dentist visits. I felt safe and cared for. I must remember to ask for my toothbrush and sticker before I leave next time! Wonderful experience my wisdom tooth was removed without pai but with confidence and reassurance
Louise Oconnor
Louise Oconnor
29/03/2023
I daughter recommended this dentist practice and do glad she did. Dr Polly Ling is amazing and has done an excellent job of fixing a broken filling. All the staff are extremely helpful and welcoming .
Ryan Hollingsworth
Ryan Hollingsworth
23/03/2023
If you’re looking for a new dentist, I can’t recommend this one enough. It’s been a while since I’ve been to a dentist and as such I wasn’t very confident finding somewhere new. However the team here have been absolutely incredible. Kind and happy to explain the process, including prices and health fund contributions. Excellent dental facilities and a comfortable waiting room. I’ve seen they also have online booking options, which seems very convenient. Thank you to all the team today for making my first appointment in a long time an enjoyable one.
Jane Doyle
Jane Doyle
08/03/2023
Always great service from this practice. Came here today with my husband. International Women’s day do I was gifted a small bouquet and a pen. Thank you. Lovely surprise.
Sam Crossman
Sam Crossman
14/02/2023
Always made to feel welcomed, taken care of and in a safe environment. Very appreciative of Louise for always being a friendly and welcoming face, and Rachel for making every experience comfortable. THANKYOU ♡
Robbie Jones
Robbie Jones
04/02/2023
All the staff made me feel comfortable and welcome. Excellent service.