What is a dental emergency?
A dental emergency is any type of dental problem that requires immediate treatment.This can include toothaches, cracked or broken teeth, bleeding gums, and more. If you have a dental emergency, it is important to seek treatment right away in order to avoid further damage to your teeth and gums.
In many cases you might need to see an after hour emergency dentist near Martin. We have clinic locations in Mindarie, Ellenbrook, South Perth and Belmont.
Your nearest Dental Emergency Clinic
Knocked-Out Tooth or multiple Teeth
If you have lost a tooth or multiple teeth, it is important to seek dental care as soon as possible. Depending on the severity of the situation, you may need to see an emergency dentist or oral surgeon. If the tooth is knocked out completely, try to find it and bring it with you to the dentist. Rinse it off gently with milk or water but do not scrub it or remove any tissue. If you cannot find the tooth, don’t worry – your dentist can still help. Missing teeth can cause problems with eating and speaking, and can also lead to other dental problems, so it’s important to get treatment right away.
Tips for a knocked-out tooth:
- Call a dentist immediately – time is critical
- Keep calm and find the tooth
- Pick up the tooth by the top crown (white part) and avoid touching the root.
- Clean the tooth in mulk or briefly rinsing with water
- Put the tooth back into the socket
Alternative ways to store a knocked out tooth:
- Store the tooth inside the cheek and gums,
- Store inside a glass of milk
- Cover a cloth with the persons saliva and wrap in cling wrap.
The goal is to store the tooth in a way that will keep the tissue alive, to allow the dentist to re-attach the tooth.
Things to avoid with a knocked out tooth:
- AVOID holding the tooth’s root surface
- AVOID putting the tooth on ice or keep in water.
- AVOID removing tissue or gum from the tooth.
- NEVER replant a baby tooth, as it could damage the underlying adult tooth.
Broken or Chipped Tooth
A broken or chipped tooth can be a very painful experience. If the break is severe enough, it can cause the tooth to become loose and eventually fall out. In some cases, a broken tooth can also lead to an infection. If you have a broken or chipped tooth, it is important to see a dentist as soon as possible so that they can determine the best course of treatment.
Severe Tooth Pain & Toothache
Severe tooth pain and toothache can be caused by a number of things, including cavities, infection, gum disease, and even grinding your teeth. If you’re experiencing severe tooth pain, it’s important to visit a dental practice right away to determine the cause and get treatment. In the meantime, over-the-counter pain relievers can help ease the pain.
Is a root canal a dental emergency?
You may require a root canal treatment, however, as root canals require multiple visits to the dentist it’s usually not an emergency type of treatment.
Presence of Severe Swelling or Abscess
If you have severe swelling or an abscess, it is important to see a doctor right away. Swelling can be a sign of infection, and an abscess is a pocket of pus that can form when an infection is present. If not treated, an abscess can become very large and cause serious problems.
List of Emergency Dental Clinics:
- My Emergency Dentist
- Tuart Hill Dental
- Radiant Smiles (open 7 days a week)
Is Emergency Dental in Martin Free?
All privately owned dental clinics in Perth do have to charge for emergency dental appointments.
The Martin emergency dental fees usually range from $299 AUD to $399 AUD.
You may be eligible for rebates or free emergency dental treatment if you visit a public dental hospitals in Perth and you meet these requirements:
- You are a Western Australian current Health Care or Pension Concession Card holder aged 17 and over, or a child below 4 years old OR
- A child aged 5 to 16 attending a school OR
- A member of any community living in remote locations without access to a private dentist. However, if you don’t have a Health Care or Pensioner Concession Card you will be required to pay the full fee
If you are eligible, based on the above requirements. you can use this government service to find a government run clinic.
If you or your child are not eligible for the government clinics services, please contact the friendly My Emergency Dentist team.
Martin Emergency Dentists that bulk bill?
Unfortunately, there are no bulk billing emergency dental clinics in Martin, 6110, Western Australia.
The only emergency dental services that bulk bill are government-run clinics, which are usually not open after hours. Please check if you meet the public dental hospital requirements.
At home remedies
Here are a few at home remedies, until you can see a dentist.
- Apply an ice pack
- Apply a cold compress
- Gurgle your mouth with salty warm water
- Take over the counter pain killers (stay with the recommended dose on the package).
Dental Emergency Cost List (Table)
|Emergency dental visit (can include non-surgical extraction)||$299|
|Non-Surgical tooth extraction||$199|
|Emergency Denture repair||$299|
|Surgical tooth extraction||$399|
|Wisdom tooth removal||$399|
|All 4 wisdom teeth removal||$1,400|
|Child Dental Up to $1,000 FREE over two calendar years for basic dental services under CDBS* |
You need to qualify according to CBDS requirements.
Child DentalUp to $1,000 FREE over 2 calendar years for basic dental services under CDBS*
You need to qualify according to CBDS requirements.
Terms & Conditions:
Pricing is indicative only of an average cost.
Pricing can vary depending on the medical condition and requirements of the patient as well as the materials used.
24 Hour Martin Urgent Dental FAQs:
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Important notice: All advice on this page is general advice only and may not apply to your situation. If your are in dental pain and need immediate attention please call our team first. Our practice staff will be able to advise if your dental emergency procedure