Pelago Dental

Toothaches and other dental emergencies

Whether you have a toothache, a broken tooth, wisdom tooth pain, facial swelling, or have had an accident playing sport or at work, we are here to help.

Please call us as early in the day as possible and we will endeavour to see you to alleviate the pain that day.

For all emergencies please call: (09) 9185 4849

What to do if you have had an accident and a tooth has been knocked out

Generally, it is important tshutterstock_116039671o stay calm and get to the dentist as soon as possible. If a tooth has been knocked out, be sure to locate it, and hold it only by the crown part (the part you normally see in the mouth). This is important to protect the delicate cells on the tooth root.

If it is dirty, wash the tooth in milk, never in water. Do not rub or scrub the tooth, or let it dry out!  If you feel confident to place it back into the socket you can do this, otherwise place in milk, saliva or seal in plastic wrap and seek dental advice as soon as possible.  Time is of the essence, the sooner the tooth can be placed back into the socket the better.

If the tooth is a baby tooth do NOT replace it in the socket, if in doubt place the tooth in milk and present to your dentist as soon as possible. Ask Dr Randall about custom fabricated mouthguards, which are the best way to prevent such injuries.