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For Dental Emergency, call us on (03) 9553 1249 for immediate attention or request your appointment now.

Emergency Dentist Cheltenham

Dental-Emergency-Cheltenham-Captivate-Dental Accidents can happen anytime, anywhere, and knowing what to do when one occurs can mean the difference between saving and losing a tooth.

Injuries to the mouth may include teeth that are knocked-out (avulsed), forced out of position and loosened, or fractured.

Also, lips, gums or cheeks are often injured. Injuries to the mouth are often painful and should be treated by a dentist as soon as possible.

Here are some tips for common dental emergencies:


  • Thoroughly rinse your mouth with lukewarm saltwater.
  • Use dental floss to dislodge any stuck food.
  • If there is swelling, apply a cold compress to the outside of your mouth or cheek.
  • Do not put aspirin or any other painkillers against the gums near the aching tooth because they may burn the gum tissue.
  • See your emergency dentist in Cheltenham as soon as possible.

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Knocked-out Tooth

  • Immediately call your dentist for an emergency appointment.
  • Hold the tooth by its crown, not the root. Touching the root can damage cells needed for bone reattachment.
  • If dirty, gently rinse the tooth in water. Do not scrub or wash with soap.
  • If possible, gently place the tooth in the socket to keep it moist. Do not to let the tooth dry out.
  • If it’s not possible to keep the tooth in the mouth of the injured person, wrap the tooth in a clean cloth or gauze and soak in milk or saliva.

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Chipped or Broken Tooth

  • Save any broken tooth pieces.
  • Rinse the mouth using lukewarm saltwater; rinse any broken pieces.
  • If there’s bleeding, apply a piece of clean gauze to the affected area for about 10 minutes or until the bleeding stops.
  • Apply a cold compress to the outside of the mouth, cheek, or lip near the chipped/broken tooth to reduce swelling and alleviate pain.
  • See your emergency dentist as soon as possible.

Objects lodged between teeth

  • Try using dental floss to gently and carefully remove the object.
  • If you can’t remove the object, see your dentist. Never use a pin or other sharp and pointed object to poke at the object. These instruments can cut your gums or scratch your tooth surface.

Soft Tissues Injuries in the Mouth

Injuries to the soft tissues in the mouth, which include the tongue, gums, cheeks, and lips, can result in bleeding.

To control the bleeding, here’s what to do:

  1. Rinse your mouth with a lukewarm saltwater solution.
  2. Use a wet piece of gauze or tea bag to apply pressure to the affected area. Hold in place for at least 15 to 20 minutes.
  3. To control bleeding and relieve pain, place a cold compress to the cheek outside the affected area for about 5 to 10 minutes.
  4. If the bleeding doesn’t cease, see your dentist immediately. Continue applying pressure on the bleeding site, with the gauze, until you can be seen and treated.

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Dental Emergency in Cheltenham

At Captivate Dental, we want to make sure you get the appropriate and immediate care you need. Whether it’s a simple toothache or a more serious problem, you need to see your dentist as soon as possible.

Same-Day Dental Emergency Appointment Available in Cheltenham

In case of any dental emergency call us on (03) 9553 1249.

We are located at 36 Chesterville Road in Cheltenham.

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