If you are in severe pain, discomfort or are experiencing any other kind of dental emergency, do not hesitate to contact us to see our emergency dentist in Tumut.
Tumut dental clinic will do our best to see emergency dentistry patients as soon as we can on the same day. We also provide flexible payment options to ensure you get any dental treatment you need, when you need it.
Some of the most common dental emergency conditions that require seeing an emergency dentist in Tumut include all of the following:
One of the most common dental emergencies that a lot of patients are unsure of how to best deal with before seeing our emergency dentist in Tumut is tooth loss (knocking out an adult tooth).
Here are five steps to follow to save a knocked-out tooth.
1. Remain calm as possible
Most patients experience a degree of shock when unexpectedly losing an adult tooth, whether it’s fallen out after being loose for a while, or knocked out during sports or an accident. If this has just happened to you or somebody in your care, try your best to remain (as you possibly can in such a situation).
Stress and anxiety can severely impact your decision-making and you want to be able to do your best in taking the right measures to save your tooth and get help quickly. Take a few deep breaths if needed, you do not want to waste any time in this emergency situation.
2. Locate the tooth (or pieces)
If possible, locate the tooth that has been knocked-out. If it has broken, locate the pieces, make sure to look carefully so that you can retrieve all of the tooth. When picking it up, try to be gentle and hold it from the crown (the bottom part that is visible in your mouth) not the root.
3. Rinse the tooth if needed
If the tooth fell on the ground and became dirty, try to gently rinse it with water. If there is any tissue attached to the tooth, try not to remove any of this.
4. Place tooth back in socket (if possible)
If the tooth is still whole, or mostly whole, you can try to gently place it back into the tooth socket. It should not require any force and slip back in. This is the safest place to hold onto the tooth, it ensure that it stays moist and increases the chances of tooth survival.
Do not keep trying to do this if you keep experiencing strong pain or discomfort as you may aggravate an injury. If it is not possible to put the tooth back into the socket, place it in a small container of milk or water.
5. Get to an emergency dentist in Tumut ASAP
If possible, give us a call to let us know you are on yoru way. Otherwise, please get to the dentist as soon as you can. The sooner you see an emergency dentist, the better your chances are of saving the tooth and having it safely re-inserted in its socket, in your mouth.
Dental emergencies require urgent action. No patient should have to delay getting the emergency dental treatment they need because of financial concerns.
That’s why at Tumut Dental Clinic, we accept a variety of payment options and plans to maintain our patient-centred focus. Our payment plan options include:
Both of these programs allow you to get the necessary dental treatments for your emergency condition, but with payment deferred so you can pay later. If you would like to learn more about either of these programs, our staff will be happy to help you.
If you have knocked out a tooth, retrieve the tooth and make sure to look out for any small or broken pieces. This way, the entire tooth may be able to be bonded together by a dentist. If the fallen tooth is dirty, give it a rinse with water and be careful with handling it so that you do not remove any attached tissues (if applicable). Try to slip the tooth back into the socket, if this is not possible store it in a jar of milk or water.
Once you’ve got the tooth, see our emergency dentist in Tumut ASAP. The sooner you see a dentist for a knocked-out tooth, the better your chances are of having the tooth successfully reinserted into your mouth.
Tumut Dental accepts different payment options including pay-later payment plans so that all patients can receive the care they need in the event of an emergency.
Emergency dental costs widely vary depending on the nature of the emergency and the types of treatment administered. If emergency surgery is required, it may incur a higher cost than other conditions.
Emergency dental situations can worsen if left untreated and in some cases, cause permanent damage and even be fatal. Please do not delay seeing an emergency dentist due to financial concerns. Contact our team to discuss your options and we will help you.