Emergency Dental Care
Callan Dental provide an emergency clinic daily for our patients. If you have dental pain or swelling please contact us on 056 7755577 for an emergency appointment.
Emergency clinics are in the morning so we recommend calling at 8.30am as appointments book quickly. Call our reception staff for further details.
Tooth Knocked Out
Do not wipe the tooth clean. Place the tooth in a glass of milk. If milk is not available, use a wet napkin or cup of water. Call us immediately. Sometimes, if the tooth is placed back in its socket soon enough by your dentist, the tooth can be saved. Time is critical in this situation.
Broken or Chipped Tooth
Remove the fractured piece to prevent choking and don’t chew on anything hard. Call us immediately. Some teeth can be filled. More severe cases may need to be crowned. If the tooth has broken into the nerve, the tooth will need Root Canal Therapy and a Crown or else it will need to be extracted.
If you were hit by an object, call us immediately. Depending on the severity of the blow, we may let the tooth “tighten-up” on its own, or may bond the tooth to the uninjured teeth next to it for support, until it heals. The tooth may turn dark and an abscess may develop after an accident. That may happen immediately, or it could be years later. If the tooth does develop an abscess, it will require root canal therapy and a crown or extraction just like any other abscessed tooth. A loose tooth may also be an indication of a fractured bone so it is important to get it x-rayed right away.
Cut Lip or Tongue
Apply pressure to stop or slow the bleeding. If the wound is severe or doesn’t stop bleeding, call us or go to the Emergency Room at the hospital immediately. The wound may require stitches to stop the bleeding, prevent infection and to help it heal properly.
Contact us today:
If you would like to discuss how Callan Dental Practice can help you with your dental needs please call us today on, 056 7755577.