Emergency Dentistry

At BMB Dental Clinic, we understand that dental emergencies often occur when you least expect them. But we want our patients to know that when they experience a dental emergency, we’ll be here to help.

Whether you have a bad toothache or a knocked-out tooth, we make sure to keep some of our appointments open every day so we can accommodate you as soon as possible if you have a dental emergency.

Common dental emergencies that we've seen in our Mona Vale dental clinic include:

  • Severe or persistent toothache due to decay that has reached the nerve of the tooth
  • A split or broken tooth that has fractured due to a weakened structure
  • Dental trauma, which can vary widely in severity
  • A dental abscess
  • Cellulitis, a type of infection that is not localised like an abscess but spreads through the skin

Both dental abscess and cellulitis involve infections that can have severe consequences if left untreated. Infections, such as cellulitis, can spread quickly and threaten the patient’s life. Please consult a dentist or medical professional immediately if you suspect an infection.

What To Do In Emergency Dental Situations

We know dealing with an emergency is scary, and we never want you to panic. So instead, stay calm and try to remember these basic guidelines for handling dental emergencies.

  • If you have a toothache, broken or split tooth or an abscess, take pain medication and contact us immediately to book an appointment.
  • If you suspect cellulitis, we recommend contacting our clinic or your local hospital without hesitation, as you may need urgent attention.
  • If you have dental trauma, your reaction should depend on the situation.

We’ve outlined some recommendations for dealing with dental trauma below:

Broken Tooth

Patients with a broken tooth who are missing part of the tooth should try to find the missing portion as we can sometimes reattach it. Also, we need to find the missing teeth to ensure that the patient didn’t aspirate the piece into their lungs.

A Loosened Tooth

For a tooth that’s been knocked loose, check to see if it’s still attached to the gum. If it is, the patient can push it gently back into place if possible. Also, contact our clinic or another dental professional for immediate assistance.

A Knocked-Out Tooth

If you’ve lost a tooth due to trauma, it’s an urgent situation. First, locate the tooth and pick it up carefully, not touching the tooth’s root. To avoid the root, you can hold it from the crown. Next, clean the tooth of all debris with a gentle milk rinse, avoiding scrubbing the tooth. Then, try placing it back in its socket in your mouth. If you can't put it back in its socket, place the tooth in milk.

You must reach a dentist as soon as possible to save the tooth. To successfully replace the tooth to its socket, it’s best for us to place it back in the socket in under half an hour. 

Please note that these are only suggested general guidelines for handling dental emergencies until you reach your dentist’s clinic, and they may not suit your specific situation. 

Emergency Dentist in Mona Vale

Dr Babak Moharrami can help you treat your dental emergencies in Mona Vale. Our understanding team of professionals will make you comfortable and relieve your pain as quickly as possible.

We invite you to call us for your emergency dental treatment.